Iain Posted August 9, 2010 Share Posted August 9, 2010 (edited) I have XP Pro SP3 and IE8 (not connected to a domain). I visited a friend's website and then discovered the IP address of the server that hosts it. I did a tracert (without any switches) to the IP address. The final hop in the path resolved the IP address to his website. I did a reverse lookup against the IP address and found that there are >1500 sites hosted at that IP address so I wondered why it had resolved to his website (rather than one of the many other sites or, more likely, the hosting company). I wondered if it was due to my DNS cache so I closed IE8 then flushed the cache (ipconfig /flushdns). I repeated the tracert and it still resolved the last hop to his website! I rebooted the PC and router then repeated the tracert (without visiting his site) ... it didn't resolve the final hop to his site. Does anyone know what's going on here? Why would the tracert resolve to his site when the server hosts >1500 sites? It doesn't look like it was due to my DNS cache. Edited August 9, 2010 by Iain Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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