Why does penguin.local point to an odd IP, when it is meant to be local?

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http://askubuntu.com – So I was doing some configuration for ssh. When I later then did this command: lsof -i tcp|grep ^ssh I got a list of what I was expecting to happen. However, something I never noticed before was that everything was being called "penguin.local" as my machine. This isn't odd, because I know I named my laptop as "penguin" and usually ".local" gets appended in ubuntu from past experience. The odd part is, why is it resolving to this IP address ""? Surely it should say "", like localhost, local, etc... can anyone help me? Here's some commands I've ran if it might help: $tr (HowTos)