Your Internet Consultant - The FAQs of Life Online
There should be a name resolver on your system. On UNIX systems, look for a program called nslookup. Type nslookup followed by a site name and it will show you that site's IP address. Here's an example of an nslookup session:
$ nslookup hal.gnu.ai.mit.edu Server: hustle.rahul.net Address: 184.108.40.206 Name: hal.gnu.ai.mit.edu Address: 220.127.116.11Some systems don't know how to translate site names to their corresponding IP addresses. In this case, you can use an e-mail resolving service. Send it a site name and you'll receive a message with the IP address for the site. Send an electronic mail message.
To: email@example.com Subject: <subject line is ignored> Body: site hal.gnu.ai.mit.edu
Another e-mail site resolver is available: To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: <subject line is ignored> Body: ip hal.gnu.ai.mit.edu
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