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  1. #1
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    Jan 2010

    Can resolve all random server names?

    I'm confused. Why do I get a response from ping for any scrambled internet server name I type in??
    The only thing that is necessary is to start with "vvvvvv."
    (It should be triple W in this post, but I need to do this work around due to the forum rules )
    And it always resolved to different IPs with similar ping times.

    What's going on?

    > ping vvvvvv.q3g87uv8123907.qt1
    PING vvvvvv.q3g87uv8123907.qt1 ( 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from vvvvvv.q3g87uv8123907.qt1 ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=249 time=55.6 ms
    64 bytes from vvvvvv.q3g87uv8123907.qt1 ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=249 time=54.6 ms
    64 bytes from vvvvvv.q3g87uv8123907.qt1 ( icmp_seq=3 ttl=249 time=56.5 ms
    64 bytes from vvvvvv.q3g87uv8123907.qt1 ( icmp_seq=4 ttl=249 time=55.1 ms

  2. #2
    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    Apr 2009
    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    Your ISP is probably redirecting you to a "parking site", such as See what you get with 'nslookup' instead.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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