Pinging internal domain name


Hello I have a question that I cannot find answers to when searching Google. What determines which domain controller responds when I ping our internal domain name? It seems when I ping from one computer I get a response from one domain controller and when I ping from another computer I get a response from a different domain controller. I first though maybe it would be a DC in the site to which my subnet belongs but that is not the case. I am getting a response from a DC in a different site. Does anyone know what determines which DC responds when pinging the domain name itself and not a FQDN of a host. Thanks in advance!

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best response confirmed by charlie4872 (Contributor)

Pinging the domain name will just result in one DNS server replying. There is no influence on which one reacts. Ping is also not site aware.



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Thanks for the reply Dave it is helpful.