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Old 2014-09-09, 14:03   #668
chalsall
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Originally Posted by kladner View Post
Just for fun, I ran the ping, first with the address as given, then with 'mersenne.org' as the target. For some reason, it balked at the full address, though I copied and pasted it directly from the functional link.
A URL (or URI) is not (in and of itself) a domain (although it includes one) and thus can't be converted by the DNS system into an IP (which is what the ping targets).

Last fiddled with by chalsall on 2014-09-09 at 14:03 Reason: Fixed broken quote.
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