Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to browser question - little off topic

Posted by Jerry Asher on
What happens if you bypass DNS by typing the IP address directly into the URL?[goats.cxyahoo]

On several of my linux servers, I will often times find in the aolserver logs messages that gethostbyname has temporarily failed. I can't imagine why it would fail aside from bad isp (or maybe bad sysadmin (me)), but I would think that if DNS is failing for whatever reason, that would be a good reason for Mozilla to choke.

And what happens to Opera, Lynx, or Konqueror at those times?