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Re: Microsoft DNS resolver: deliberately sabotaged hosts-file lookup
From: Nick FitzGerald <nick () virus-l demon co uk>
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2006 16:03:53 +1200
John Doe wrote:
I don't even get the same IP address for that. I have 126.96.36.199 .
I tried to change it in the host files with the same results. Next I will
block that IP in my firewall and see what happens.
Think load-balancing, dynaminc content distribution hosting, etc.
So, the exception is not that the IP is hard-coded, but that the DNS
resolver skips looking in hosts for that _domain_ and necessarily does
a network DNS lookup...
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