Additional IP for GitHub.comUpcoming IP address changes
Soon, we will begin using additional IP addresses (A records) for GitHub.com in order to add more load balancers.
Starting Thursday, April 4, 2013, GitHub.com will also resolve to 22.214.171.124, in addition to the current IP (126.96.36.199). Both addresses resolve to GitHub.com via reverse DNS.
If you are using SSH, you will see this message the first time you see this IP address:
Warning: Permanently added the RSA host key for IP address '188.8.131.52' to the list of known hosts.
This warning is the expected behavior of SSH clients.