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How To Find The IP Address of a Website?

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How would one go about doing this? What is neowin's ip address?

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Open a command prompt (in XP, click Start>run. Type cmd, and press enter.

Type ping www.neowin.net

It will respond with neowins IP address.

This is just an example, it works with any website address.

If you dont receive a response from a website (like you will from neowin) all's this means is neowin mods/owners block the server from giving a response.

Good luck.

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thanks guys but why does the ip address change?

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Click Start -> Run -> "cmd" -> Enter -> ping www.youraddresshere.com

Pinging www.youraddresshere.com [127.0.0.1] with 32 bytes of data:


Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time=12ms TTL=52

Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time=12ms TTL=52

Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time=12ms TTL=52

Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time=11ms TTL=52


Ping statistics for 127.0.0.1:

    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

    Minimum = 11ms, Maximum = 12ms, Average = 11ms

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Note that Neowin runs on multiple servers. This means that when you ping neowin.net, it automatically picks the best server to send you to. It's called load balancing and is used by most large websites spanned across multiple servers.

So, to get ALL the IP addresses that a website has, you want to do a DNS lookup. Namely, you want to lookup the A records of a domain name. Best way to do it? Just google for dns lookup and use the resulting website to do a dns lookup on neowin.

Example: http://www.dnsstuff.com/tools/lookup.ch?na...owin.net&type=A

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Also try cmd > nslookup neowin.net

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thanks for the lin hellbender, but i can't figure out what i'm doing wrong with the hosts file:

127.0.0.1 localhost

70.84.250.53 neowin.net

69.93.228.21 neowin.net

67.19.42.45 neowin.net

67.19.42.46 neowin.net

ns2.neowin.net. neowin.net

ns1.neowin.net. neowin.net

i can still access the site?

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You have multiple IP addresses for the same domain (not to mention you also have the neowin nameservers in there). Try picking one and just using that.

Why are you trying to use the hosts file to access neowin, by the way? The increase in speed isn't very significant.

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doesn't the host file enable you to block the ability to access websites too? you know what, forget this thread, i feel stupid now.

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doesn't the host file enable you to block the ability to access websites too? you know what, forget this thread, i feel stupid now.

I was just about to call you that, lol

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if you want to block access to this site.. then put a line in your hosts file like this

127.0.0.1 www.neowin.net

or alternatively.. just block the url with a firewall.

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^ bahaha. i was right. thx danmed!

@ got3n, guess i'm not stupid after all ;)

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It will block addresses and it can help with DNS problems too.. thats how some spyware etc works by adding a long list of antivirus website addresses to your hosts file and pointing them all back at your own pc, that way no updates or similar can be retreived..

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Where is the Host file in Windows XP ? Im sure it used to be in the C --> Windows --> System32 ?

But I cant seem to find it!?

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c:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc

edit 'hosts' with notepad

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112574d1299881175-possible-install-double-din-stereo-into-my-vn-resurrection.jpg

Sep 2005 :rolleyes:

I think we have a sneaky spammer on our hands.

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No bumping ancient threads.

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