I'm using Firefox 31 on Ubuntu 14.04.1
I tried to open Google Drive on Firefox by typing "drive" on the address bar and then clicking on the first Google result (lazy and convoluted, I know).
It shows me a connection error:
Suspecting a router issue, or maybe a DNS issue caused by my ISP, I tried pinging the inexistent address, only to get a reply coming from
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ping foobar ping: unknown host foobar ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ping thisisnotavaliddomain ping: unknown host thisisnotavaliddomain ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ping drive PING drive (127.0.53.53) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from 127.0.53.53: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.011 ms 64 bytes from 127.0.53.53: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.022 ms 64 bytes from 127.0.53.53: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.049 ms ^C --- drive ping statistics --- 3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2000ms rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.011/0.027/0.049/0.016 ms
Trying to ping other invalid domains gets me the expected result (that is, none at all). Only with "drive" it seems to happen.
What's going on here?