Can a Ping result of "127.0.0.1" be considered as normal?

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by hsyq8xg, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. hsyq8xg

    hsyq8xg Guest

    Dear all,

    Recently my PC acting up. It refused to let me accessing gmail.com and
    groups.google.com

    I can, however, access www.google.com without any problem.

    To find out what happened, I did a "ping" job, on google, as well as
    on yahoo, slashdot, kernel.org and microsoft.

    For all the sites that I pinged, they returned normal IP address.
    However, the result from www.google.com, www.google.com.au, www.google.co.uk
    all returned the "127.0.0.1" result !!

    I am guessing that perhaps this is the reason why I can't access
    gmail, because gmail's full address is googlemail.1.google.com and if
    google.com returns 127.0.0.1 (the internal address of all PC), my PC
    of course can't locate googlemail.1.google.com !!

    But how come when I input www.google.com or www.google.com.au or
    www.google.co.uk the browser brings me to the right place ??

    Can anyone here help me figure out what is wrong with my computer,
    please?

    Thank you all !
     
    hsyq8xg, Oct 27, 2008
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    The Daring Dufas, Oct 27, 2008
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    Chris Davies Guest

    You've cross-posted to a mixture of Linux-specific groups and
    Windows-specific groups. What OS are you actually running?

    That doesn't follow.

    Chris
     
    Chris Davies, Oct 27, 2008
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    FrozenNorth Guest

    [follow up set to alt.2600]

    Sounds like you or someone else has been playing with your hosts file.
     
    FrozenNorth, Oct 27, 2008
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    Cork Soaker Guest

    Sounds like a Windows user.
     
    Cork Soaker, Nov 1, 2008
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    stermen Guest

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