[Techtalk] testing dns change

Kagan MacTane kagan at mactane.org
Thu Sep 27 01:44:31 UTC 2012

On 9/26/2012 12:38 PM, Carla Schroder wrote:
> 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.

If you use Firefox, there's a cool extension called ShowIP:


"ShowIP is a Mozilla Firefox extension which shows the IP Address of the 
current page in the browser's status bar and allows queries to different 
databases about it when you right click on it."

Kagan ("Kai") MacTane
LAMP and AJAX web developer

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