What’s the IP address?

You would like to know the IP address of www.professormesser.com. Which of these utilities can provide you with the IP address of a device if you already know the host name? Pick three.

A) ping

B) tracert

C) nslookup

D) ipconfig

E) Google Maps

The answer: A) ping, B) tracert, and C) nslookup

Although the nslookup utility is specifically designed to resolve names and IP addresses, ping and tracert must also resolve the IP address before they can perform the ping or tracert. If you run each of these programs, you’ll see the resolved IP address in the results.

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