[thelist] why can't IE find the new IP number?

Chris Blessing webguy at mail.rit.edu
Thu Jul 25 08:13:01 CDT 2002


Have you tried doing:

nslookup yoursite.com

Try that and see if your DNS servers are resolving the correct IP.  If not,
well, it doesn't surprise me... it is verisign after all.

Does IE actually cache DNS info?  I mean I know it caches pages, images,
objects, etc. but I didn't think it handled anything inside of the realm of
name resolution.

Chris Blessing
webguy at mail.rit.edu

> i recently changed my domain record at verisign to point to a new host
> so i'm using internet explorer as my regular daily browser, and i'm
> checking the site daily, so the old site was in the cache, i.e. the old
> site's old IP number was known to IE
> a couple of days later, i'm thinking, boy this sure is taking a long time,
> so i try ping, and sure enough, ping shows the new IP number, but IE won't
> show the new site
> the new site shows up in opera, in mozilla, in netscape 4, but not IE
> i have cleared IE's cache, deleted history, exited, rebooted, and i still
> cannot get IE to see the new site, even though other browsers, on the same
> machine, going out over the same cable internet connection, have resolved
> the new IP number
> what's up with IE -- is it going out to some microsoft name server that
> hasn't been updated yet, or what?  i thought all domain names would get
> resolved at my cable ISP, or further up the line according to wherever my
> ISP is connected...
> what's going on?  it's gotta be me, right?
> how do i get IE to give up the old IP number?
> the site in question is http://r937.com/ and it should be dark gray with
> blue trim
> rudy

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