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So I've set public IP on the hosts file for a certain public IP address, but it picks up private ip from nowhere or from DNS.

     Content of windows hosts file C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\Hosts
            210.210.210.10 my.domain.com

   nslookup my.domain.com
            10.10.10.10
            10.10.10.11
            10.10.10.12

I want it to resolve to Public IP i assigned in the file, instead of the private IP it shows when I lookup my.publicdomain.com.

Anyway to fix this? Has anyone experienced such issue? ipconfig /flushdns does not help. Just saying.

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nslookup does NOT use hosts file but DNS.

Try using ping instead and it will return the IP provided in your hosts file.

Setup the ip for this domain in a real DNS Server.

  • and then the Nslookup will work? I'm gonna try setting up a dns record for the IP and the host. – ajsdg Jun 10 '15 at 18:58
  • how to set 3 IP for the same domain name? – ajsdg Jun 10 '15 at 19:02
  • If you set up this IP for that domain in your DNS Server then nslookup will return what you expect. To setup 3 IP for the same domain you can use three A records in your DNS. – krisFR Jun 10 '15 at 19:08

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