ColdFusion network protocol tags such as CFHTTP, CFFTP, or CFLDAP will cache hostname-to-IP address resolution because this behavior is built into the default security properties of the JVM.

For example, if your local intranet DNS server or hosts file returns the IP for a lookup of hostname, and a CFHTTP call was made for the page, then for every subsequent CFML network protocol tag that attempts to access the IP will be used, until ColdFusion is restarted.

But what happens when one of the Network SysAdmins changes the DNS A record so that now points to a slightly different IP address of ?