[Techtalk] testing dns change

Akkana Peck akkana at shallowsky.com
Wed Sep 26 19:47:42 UTC 2012

Carla Schroder writes:
> When I migrate a Web site to a different Web host, how do I know which
> server my Web browser is hitting? It's a shared IP address, so I can't
> test it by entering the IP address in my browser.
> http://www.whatsmydns.net/ is wonderful for tracking DNS propagation,
> but I still don't know which server my Web browser is hitting. 

I use whois a bit for that, but mostly I cheat and make some tiny
change on the home page on one site but not the other. Just a
one-word change that no one else would notice -- then I know which
version I'm seeing.


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