The PPRuNe server IP address URL is: http://184.108.40.206
Nb. Of course under normal circumstances, i.e. your ISP's Domain Name Servers (DNS) are up-to-date - i.e. they've got the latest mapping of the 'known as' domain name to the actual server IP address - should you ever want to find out the IP address of another computer / server on the Internet you can use the 'ping' command.
To do this start a DOS session / command prompt, i.e. Click on Start / Run
, enter the word 'command
' and click the 'Ok
A MS-DOS command box should now appear.
Within that box type the following: ping www.pprune.org
You can also use this to confirm that a known IP address is actually reachable.
Following on from that, another useful command is tracert
(aka Trace Route) which shows you through which servers a request for web information is being routed, e.g. :
Nb. Dependent upon your location you might be very surprised about just how many servers are involved in making the connection work, e.g. to connect to www.pprune.org
for me just now involved 18 server hops !
That said, my favourite for a 'tracert' program is actually the graphical representation given by 'McAfee Visual Trace (aka: NeoTrace)'
Ultimately the really useful points about the 'ping'
commands are that they're pretty much the lowest common denominator of determining network / Internet communications problems, i.e. if you can't connect to PPRuNe just what along the chain is not working ?!
E.g. Is it your ISP's DNS ? (check by using 'ping'
) Or is it something to do with the routing between you and the server you're trying to get to ? (check by using 'tracert'