beepbeep:~ zen$ date
Tue Oct 20 19:34:42 CEST 2009
beepbeep:~ zen$ host www.flickr.com
www.flickr.com is an alias for www.flickr.vip.mud.yahoo.com.
www.flickr.vip.mud.yahoo.com has address 126.96.36.199
www.flickr.vip.mud.yahoo.com mail is handled by 0 .
beepbeep:~ zen$ telnet www.flickr.com 80
telnet: connect to address 188.8.131.52: Connection refused
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host
The very same www.flickr.vip.mud.yahoo.com handles api.flickr.com (which is, unsurprisingly, down).
Doesn’t look smart from here.