How does this work?

November 8, 2009 at 22:06:29
Specs: Windows XP
Hi

I have a question, When i log into www.google.com
My browser takes me to google.co.uk by default.
But, when i open command prompt and type ping www.google.com i get something like this Pinging www..google.com [64.233.169.99] with 32 bytes of data:
and I tried accessing the ip address from my browser. http://64.233.169.99 .. It takes me to google english.. why is it so.. how does it work.. ? My friend who is in japan.. tried it to.. he is gettin the same result..!!

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X-TechKid
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#1
November 9, 2009 at 05:35:56
Because when the google servers receive the request from your computer it reads your IP address from the information you sent. It does a reverse look-up on this IP address and determines that it originates from the UK and redirects you to Google.co.uk.

Stuart


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#2
November 10, 2009 at 04:52:10
Thanks stuart!!

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