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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by BigDaveinNJ, Jan 25, 2002.

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  1. BigDaveinNJ

    BigDaveinNJ Thread Starter

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    I read somewhere.... and don't hold me to this.... that one of the things that slows things while web surfing using dial-up is the fact that when you type in a url is that the browser must "look-up" or "find" the IP address..... or SOMETHING to that effect.

    I have also heard that if you enter the IP address in your favorites instead of the standard www. url you can speed things up... even if slightly. When using dial-up I feel you need to gain every little advantage that you can.

    Is this true? Is there any benifit in enetering the IP address of a site and if so..... how can I find a sites IP address?

    I may be all wet here... and probably am.... but I thought of no other place to go to ask my stupid questions.........lol

    Thanks in advance :)

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  2. jbcalg

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    hmmm, not sure if it speeds up much - saves a few milleseconds going directly to the numeric address instead of having to resolve the www to the IP

    here's one way

    start
    run
    command (a dos window opens)
    type in ping www.the name.com
    you should get an octet of 1, 2, or 3 numbers
    (4 sets of up to 3 numbers)
    ie xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

    an easier way is using
    <u>uxn spam site</u> which has a variety of tools
    - the ping didn't seem to be working, try the trace route and look at the last server it gets to
     
  3. gethedge

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    Yes, "ping" is the appropriate command runnong windows. If you are technical enough to run linux, I guess you would know, and I know nothing about mac, so I wouildn't be able to help you there anyway, so this post is useless
     
  4. dbcoooper

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    But I notice that some sites that save themselves (to favorites) by default as an IP address soon change and become unreachable. Perhaps some sites have dynamic IP's that get redirected by the url?? So maybe that timesaver may cost you more time in the long run.
    This is mostly speculation on my part so.........
     
  5. angel

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    There's a theory that entering the domain name and IP address in your hosts file will speed things up. This makes sense in that the hosts file is the first place checked when trying to resolve a name - then your dns servers, I believe. The prob here is that some sites change their IPs for whatever reason and you would need to edit your hosts file to reflect this change.
     
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