have DNS show two IP's for one server

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Wed Oct 25 20:32:22 UTC 2006

On Wed, Oct 25, 2006 at 12:43:19PM -0700,
 cagspy <mciccone at etoys.com> wrote 
 a message of 12 lines which said:

> When I run nslookup or dig from my dns server for my server
> abc123.com.  I get both external IP's for that server.  When I go
> out to the internet and do a lookup.  I only get one IP

I indeed see one IP address:

% dig A abc123.com.

; <<>> DiG 9.2.4 <<>> A abc123.com.
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 18465
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 2

;abc123.com.                    IN      A

abc123.com.             86375   IN      A

abc123.com.             86375   IN      NS      ns5.ixwebhosting.com.
abc123.com.             86375   IN      NS      ns6.ixwebhosting.com.

ns5.ixwebhosting.com.   172667  IN      A
ns6.ixwebhosting.com.   172667  IN      A

;; Query time: 1 msec
;; WHEN: Wed Oct 25 22:32:00 2006
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 125

> (it does alternate). 

Can you post the actual results you got, both internally and on the
remote machine? Because your description does not seem to be complete.

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