can ping ONLY by HOSTNAME but not ip address
Posted on 2006-11-04
Actually, I'm not actually even having this problem, but I just wanted to know how would it be possible for a computer to ping websites by hostname, but times out for its corresponding ip address.
Usually it's the other way around where you can ping by ip but not hostname, which would indicate a dns error that can sometimes be resolved by flushing the dns. Just curious to know what the technical explanation is if someone was only able to ping by hostname and not ip.