I was doing ping with parameter -a, when i encountered something strange. here is what i did.
I got the ip address from above command as 188.8.131.52
Then i used the command :
ping -a 184.108.40.206
My understanding was ping will also give me host name because we are using parameter - a, it did give me host name as:
I performed ip look up using http://ip-lookup.net/?220.127.116.11
I found entry as:
Here is my question, when i clicked this link i was able to get to www.help.com ,thereby proving the ip address 18.104.22.168 is indeed mapped to www help.com. But when i moved the cursor over cnet.com" right after the period between lb and cnet in the link, i was directed to www.cnet.com.
They are two complete host name mapped to 22.214.171.124. How is it possible?
Also when i pinged www.cnet.com i get the ip address as 126.96.36.199 . But as mentioned above www.cnet.com is mapped to 188.8.131.52
May be i am not reading the mapping " 184.108.40.206--- c13-ss-help-www-lb.cnet.com" properly
thanks and have a good weekend.