I was trying to ping another computer running Ubuntu in my LAN, from Windows, but for some reason instead of getting the local address like it used to, the ping utility came up with '22.214.171.124'. Similar results when pinging Windows from Ubuntu. I searched around the Internet, and saw http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-networking-3/url-in-browser-redirecting-to-another-adress-4175440450/; following the suggestions there I typed
nslookup www.sdfsdf.ba 126.96.36.199
into a command prompt. Here's the result:
Similar results on Ubuntu. Note that .?a?t?d??a╡?? is probably a malformation of Παντοδύναμος, the 'Primary DNS suffix' on the Windows computer.
Could anybody help me understand
- what exactly this 'Primary DNS suffix' thingie is
- why can't I ping other computers properly across the LAN?