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Discussion in 'Exploring Computers!!' started by aldive, April 18, 2005.

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  1. aldive

    aldive Elite In Memoriam

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    How do you find a website's IP address?

    Thanks .....
     
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    Im not sure that websites have numeric ip addresses. The url is actually the address...But im not a hundred precent sure on that. Why do you want to know?
     
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    Howard Moderator Elite Explorer Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    209.209.36.43

    I guess i was wrong.. Nice Howard
     
  6. aldive

    aldive Elite In Memoriam

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    Can you explain how to do this for an illerate like me?

    Thanks, Howard.
     
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    Click Start
    click Run. . .
    type cmd
    click OK
    type ping [url address]

    OR, goto www.network-tools.com
    click Lookup
    and type the url address into the text box
     
  8. Howard

    Howard Moderator Elite Explorer Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Ok.

    The Internet works by each computer on it having a unique address even your workstation has one. You could type http://209.209.36.43 to get to the forum but it is much easier to type http://www.explorerforum.com. This is done by a system called DNS (Domain Name Service). It is basically a database of names and numbers. There are key servers around the world which your computer queries for the number when you type in an address. That is why you sometimes get an error message saying we can't find an address when you mistype or don't know the correct one.
     
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    Yeah but your work station should not have a public ip address. IE can be seen by the world.
     
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    there is a lot of misinformation with this......

    if you actually try 209.209.36.43 it goes to explroerforum, however, it doesnt let you access it through logging in... all it does is open the page...

    normally this is used for trying to get around work firewalls that have deemed certain sites harmful or unproductive to work environment.... but it doesnt always work....

    another site i belong to is www.yotatech.com and their ip when you look it up is 82.165.252.92 however that one does not work either... it jsut opens a blank page with the emblem of thier service provider.....
     
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    there is a free program you can download online that allows you to look up IP addresses

    for EF i found it is based out of Stockton, CA
     
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    aldive Elite In Memoriam

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    I must really be dumb... but every time I do this it returns :cannot find:

    HELP please
     
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    Howard Moderator Elite Explorer Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    You blank page is because the same IP address is used by several web sites and without the name the system does not know which one to direct your browser too.


    Somewhere down the line you must have a public address to enable the data packets to reach you. This may happen at you ISP or at your own router/firewall. There is a system called NAT (Network Address Translation) that will convert packets for one address into another address and ultimately your workstation.
     
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    what version of windows are you running ?
     
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    aldive Elite In Memoriam

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    what I need the IP for is .... I am trying to get my web host to set up a pointer for a domain to my wetsite subdirectory. Ideas????
     
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    Howard Moderator Elite Explorer Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    The command prompt should be under all programs/accessories there should then be a shortcut to command prompt.

    If your web site already has a dns entry then why do you need another entry to a sub directory ?
     
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    aldive Elite In Memoriam

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    I want to point a new domain name to, for example: www.name.com/xyz.
     
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    Howard Moderator Elite Explorer Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    That doesn't make a lot of sense. If you want another web site then just create one. Are you hosting the site yourself or is the ISP handling it for you?
     
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    aldive,

    Just go here http://www.samspade.org/ and type in the web addy and click "Do Stuff", you'll get everything you need...

    You want to forward a new domain(or website) to an old one? or to a subdirectory on an old site?
     
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    1) To the original question, the nslookup tool is actually more appropriate than ping. To access this, do like Jefe said and go to the Start menu and look for the "Run..." menu item.

    If it's there, type cmd, the click OK.

    If it's not there, go back to the start menu and browse to the list of programs. Under Accessories, you should see an item called "Command Prompt." Open it

    Now that you're at a prompt, type in the following: nslookup www.explorerforum.com

    Where you can replace www.explorerforum.com with the address of the website you wish to look up.

    2) Now, speaking to the issues raised in here, first, the issue of typing in the IP as opposed to typing in the address has several different aspects to it. Firstly, it is correct that even if you can navigate to the Explorerforum site via its IP address, you may or may not be able to browse to other areas. This is because of the difference between "relative" and "absolute" link paths.

    What it boils down to is a difference in how directions to another page are given.

    In a relative link, the path to that page RELATIVE TO THE CURRENT ONE is given. IE, if you're currently looking at www.foo.com/folder1/folder2/adam.html, and there is a link that would take you to www.foo.com/folder1/folder2/bobby.html, a relative link would contain only "bobby.html", since it resides in the same folder as the current page. There are other "anchors" that can be used to navigate outside of that folder, but that said, all relative links are...well...relative to the browser's current location on the website.

    In an absolute link, the entire path to the file/image/whatever is contained in the link. Using the previous example, an absolute link would contain the entire "www.foo.com/folder1/folder2/bobby.html" in the link.

    Secondly, there is more to navigating to a website than the IP address. When a web browser connects to a website, various pieces of information (referred to as "headers") are sent from the browser to the site, including your operating system, web browser, etc, and one of those items is the actual domain name of the website you're visiting. Using this information, the web server can actually serve multiple websites from the same IP address, just referring different sets of files back to the browser depending on the domain name in the headers.
     
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    aldive Elite In Memoriam

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    Thanks for all the help guys. I know cars, not computers and still have no clue...

    My question is how do I have a domain lets say www.name1.com point to webspace that I "own" at www.name2.com/name3?

    Thanks....
     

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