I have a strange issue, I am able to ping my company's internal address (ex: hq.mycomapny.com) when I am on my Home network (WI-FI or Enthernet) and NOT connected to the VPN. When I do a ping on the ip for hq.mycompany.com with the "-a" flag I also get a successful reply that has the ip address in the reply with the following text appended to it ".deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com" so it looks something like this (ex: a28-103-218-107.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com). Does any one know why I am able to ping my domain internal adders while not connected to the internal network or the VPN? and what is the (".deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com") text in the ping reply. Could it be using a DNS cache in my router/modem from the previous time I connected to the VPN (just throwing ideas out there)? I greatly appreciate any help on this.
You are pinging to public resolve name. Therefore you are getting reply. You cannot ping directly to internal network. If you are getting reply from unexpected Ip address there will be many reasons.
- Your domain under DNS Spoofing Attack. Try to Resolve IP address Using
- Your computer might assign alias for that particular domain. clean your cache with
ipconfig /flushdns. And check your host File.
- Sometimes mac address of both servers may be same because of configuration mistake. (This statement valid only if both servers are located in same network.)