Pinging domain name results in “0.0 0.0 0.1 ::1” – booerns

Jan 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Linux / Freebsd

Well I was just about to make a final move off of my old VPS and I wanted to double check that eveyrthing on the new server was up to date and nothing got left behind.  I noticed however that for a couple websites in particular there was a lot of activity going on on some domains for what should be a dead server.  So I checked some logs, did some pings and found a lot of bots spidering around but also found that about half of the location on just-ping.com would come back as: “0.0     0.0     0.1     ::1”  or you can see a full ping result below for a better example:

  1. Location       Result  min. rrt        avg. rrt        max. rrt        IP
  2.  Singapore, Singapore:  Okay    189.9   206.1   245.7   65.39.222.41
  3.  Amsterdam2, Netherlands:       Checkpoint temporarily not available    –       –       –       –
  4.  Florida, U.S.A.:       Okay    76.4    77.0    78.0    65.39.222.41
  5.  Amsterdam3, Netherlands:       Okay    0.0     0.0     0.0     ::1
  6.  Hong Kong, China:      Okay    0.0     0.0     0.0     ::1
  7.  Sydney, Australia:     Okay    183.2   183.6   184.7   65.39.222.41
  8.  München, Germany:   Okay    187.3   187.7   188.0   65.39.222.41
  9.  Cologne, Germany:      Okay    0.0     0.0     0.0     ::1
  10.  New York, U.S.A.:      Okay    0.0     0.0     0.0     ::1
  11.  Amsterdam1, Netherlands:       Okay    169.7   170.1   171.2   65.39.222.41
  12.  Stockholm, Sweden:     Okay    0.0     0.1     0.1     ::1
  13.  Santa Clara, U.S.A.:   Okay    25.4    26.1    26.6    65.39.222.41
  14.  Vancouver, Canada:     Okay    0.0     0.0     0.0     ::1
  15.  Madrid, Spain: Okay    181.6   184.8   189.4   65.39.222.41
  16.  Padova, Italy: Okay    0.0     0.0     0.0     ::1
  17.  Austin, U.S.A.:        Okay    0.0     0.0     0.0     ::1
  18.  Amsterdam, Netherlands:        Okay    0.0     0.0     0.0     ::1
  19.  Paris, France: Okay    0.0     0.0     0.0     ::1
  20.  Melbourne, Australia:  Okay    0.0     0.0     0.0     ::1
  21.  Shanghai, China:       Okay    162.4   163.4   163.8   65.39.222.41
  22.  Copenhagen, Denmark:   Okay    0.0     0.0     0.0     ::1
  23.  Lille, France: Checkpoint temporarily not available    –       –       –       –
  24.  San Francisco, U.S.A.: Okay    0.0     0.0     0.0     ::1
  25.  Zurich, Switzerland:   Okay    180.7   181.1   181.5   65.39.222.41
  26.  Mumbai, India: Okay    287.9   288.6   289.4   65.39.222.41
  27.  Chicago, U.S.A.:       Okay    0.0     0.0     0.1     ::1
  28.  Nagano, Japan: Okay    131.0   131.2   132.0   65.39.222.41
  29.  Haifa, Israel: Okay    247.1   247.8   248.3   65.39.222.41
  30.  Auckland, New Zealand: Okay    185.1   185.7   187.1   65.39.222.41
  31.  Antwerp, Belgium:      Okay    161.4   161.9   162.7   65.39.222.41
  32.  Groningen, Netherlands:        Okay    184.5   185.1   185.8   65.39.222.41
  33.  Moscow, Russia:        Okay    0.0     0.0     0.0     ::1
  34.  Dublin, Ireland:       Okay    160.0   160.6   161.3   65.39.222.41
  35.  Oslo, Norway:  Okay    0.0     0.0     0.0     ::1
  36.  Kharkov, Ukraine:      Okay    204.0   204.0   204.0   65.39.222.41
  37.  Vilnius, Lithuania:    Okay    206.8   209.4   211.0   65.39.222.41
  38.  Bucharest, Romania:    Okay    194.4   195.2   197.2   65.39.222.41
  39.  Bangkok, Thailand:     Okay    222.7   223.5   225.3   65.39.222.41
  40.  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:        Okay    188.3   189.7   193.3   65.39.222.41
  41.  Jakarta, Indonesia:    Okay    294.1   294.5   294.9   65.39.222.41
  42.  Cape Town, South Africa:       Okay    298.8   299.3   299.6   65.39.222.41
  43.  Glasgow, United Kingdom:       Okay    150.5   150.9   151.3   65.39.222.41
  44.  Lisbon, Portugal:      Okay    188.3   195.4   200.1   65.39.222.41
  45.  Chicago, U.S.A.:       Okay    0.0     0.0     0.1     ::1
  46.  Dallas, U.S.A.:        Okay    65.2    65.6    66.1    65.39.222.41
  47.  Buenos Aires, Argentina:       Okay    204.7   204.9   205.7   65.39.222.41
  48.  Istanbul, Turkey:      Okay    205.9   206.5   206.9   65.39.222.41
  49.  Gdansk, Poland:        Okay    0.0     0.0     0.0     ::1
  50.  Beijing, China:        Okay    748.6   991.9   1,303.0 65.39.222.41
  51.  Belgrade, Serbia:      Okay    159.6   177.6   196.7   65.39.222.41
  52.  Toronto, Canada:       Okay    61.5    61.9    62.4    65.39.222.41
  53.  Novosibirsk, Russia:   Okay    275.4   275.9   276.9   65.39.222.41
  54.  Athens, Greece:        Okay    0.0     0.0     0.0     ::1
  55.  Frankfurt, Germany:    Okay    0.0     0.0     0.0     ::1
  56.  Sofia, Bulgaria:       Okay    200.3   200.8   201.2   65.39.222.41
  57.  Budapest, Hungary:     Okay    177.3   177.9   178.9   65.39.222.41
    So naturally I floundered around for an hour or two before putting two and two together and than in all of my zone files for the domains on the server I have this: @      IN      AAAA    ::1
    This is something I no doubt saw in a tutorial and just implemented.. Well it;s the cause of all of the grieve..   Removing fixed it right away but I’m still curious as to what the heck this is.  It is as I guessed the IPV6 record for the domain and obviously what was in there was a mistake.  So I could spend the time and learn about hwo to properly implement IPV6 domains but after checking on where the adoption rate is( around .40% according to http://www.google.com/intl/en/ipv6/statistics/) I don’t feel the pressing need to dedicate more of my life to this, although I certain will in the future.
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