Windows 10: Help - Virgin media users in UK Ping returning weird message

  1.    19 May 2017 #1

    Help - Virgin media users in UK Ping returning weird message

    Hi there
    Am in London this weekend at a friend's house. Using Virginmedia as ISP.

    Trying to reach a local computer redsquirrel

    Ping via IP address fine

    Ping via name :

    [jim@gudmundur ~]$ ping Redsquirrel
    PING Redsquirrel weird Ip address 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from (weird IP address): icmp_seq=1 ttl=51 time=12.6 ms

    Any ideas ??

    ping should return 192.168.x.x

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       19 May 2017 #2

    I do not suppose, your friend uses a custom DNS? Virgin does DNS Hijacking, like most UK's providers (all).
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  3.    19 May 2017 #3

    DNS isn't used on local network as there is no DNS server local names use NetBIOS but ping thinks your pinging a internet PC and using DNS
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  4.    19 May 2017 #4

    Try ping pcname -4
    Forces IPv4 otherwise it appears to default to IPv6 and curiously here is giving the address I'm pinging from and not the PC I'm pinging.
    -4 gets the correct one with the IP address.
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