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dnsmgmt Host (A) file

I have noticed a Host (A) file with an IP address that does not pertain to our network. Any ideas how this address showed up?
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Maybe someone type in the wrong IP Address on a worstation or server and it automatically regestered it in DNS.

Do you recognize the host for the IP?
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No I do not recognize the ip. It checked out to be in California, the address is 169.254.13.154. As for adding an entry by mistake, I'm pretty sure that did not happen. This server is not online often, maybe a couple weekends it was on to test Terminal Server connection.

Thanks,

Peter
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Peter,

The address is an automatically generated address called APIPA.  Any IP address that begins with 169.254.x.x fall into this range.

I happens when a computer cannot get an address from DHCP.

More info:

http://www.duxcw.com/faq/network/autoip.htm?http%3A//www.numeration.org
That was a very low blow - Jammy.
oops, didn't mean to scoop you there...
Thanks for the help everyone.

Regards,

Peter
Ahhh!  No problem, Jammy.  As long as Peter got what he needed.  That's the most important thing.

Glad we could assist Peter.

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