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    Lounge's secondary name server

    For much of the past 3 daze, I've not been able to connect to the lounge.
    Pinging showed an "unknown host", which indicates a DNS problem.

    This morning, my ISP reported to me that the lounge's secondary name server was kapit, but then it suddenly started working.

    To whom/how are we supposed to report such problems?

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    Re: Lounge's secondary name server

    <hr>...To whom/how are we supposed to report such problems?... <hr>
    I would think you just did, assuming Mr. Mike keeps up with this forum. On the other hand, did you look up the IP addresses of the two DNS servers and ping them yourself or did you rely on what your ISP told you? For what it's worth, I've been in and out of the Lounge every day at various times of the day and night and have not experienced any down time and from the looks of the posts, neither has anyone else. Might this tell you something about what your ISP said?

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    Re: Lounge's secondary name server

    I cannot report problems if I cannot get to the site.

    Your getting to the site does not mean that others can.
    There could have been a broken link somewhere between me and the DNS server.
    Obviously, there was, as it suddenly got fixed this AM.

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    Re: Lounge's secondary name server

    I concur with Al about the non-problematic nature of recent Lounge access.

    Conversely, I was unable to get to our company's intranet web server early this morning, presumably because our own DNS was stuffed!

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    Re: Lounge's secondary name server

    Howard, I get either a phone call from one of the many mods here or a page from my monitoring software is the lounge or either of the DNS boxes goes down. I own the primary DNS, and a good friend in NYC owns my secondary. There hasnt been a peep from either this week. Even if the secondary DNS went down, the primary has been up for just less then a year, without a problem. If there was any issues, one of the mods would have at least emailed me. I'd lean towards your ISP's DNS boxes.
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    Re: Lounge's secondary name server

    Mike,
    I concur with Howard on the access problem. ( or lack of it ) This has been going on for at least the last ten days or so. It seemed to be from about 11 AM to about 2 PM and went on for a while then back to being off line or so it seemed. I even tried to click the link from Woodies and got the same problem. Then all of a sudden it would come back on line and work fine for the rest of the day. Sorry, I can't give you much more detail, but I just assumed it was something that you all were aware of.
    I'll have to keep a better watch on it and see if there are more detailed data to give you. BUT, there has definitely been some sort of access problem going on. There was never any problem with getting to other sites during that time.
    The only other commonality here is that both Howard and I are in New England and maybe there is a "backbone" problem occurring between the NJ-NY metro area and us?
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    Re: Lounge's secondary name server

    The problem appears to be a hop between me and dork.nermy.com.

    Obviously, as I type this the link is again working, and hopefully will remain so.

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    Re: Lounge's secondary name server

    I expect that the problem is/was with a router between moi and dork.nermy.com.

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    Re: Lounge's secondary name server

    I did a tracert and pointed out a problem to the folkes running both DNS.

    It appears that some router must be screwing up between we and thee,

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    Re: Lounge's secondary name server

    I got kicked off right after I finished my previous message.
    Took a few minutes to get back in.

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    Re: Lounge's secondary name server

    I've certainly experienced intermittent problems like this occasionally over the last couple of weeks (from the UK). Today I couldn't get access most of the day, but I just tried again and got in. Last time it happened, I tried to ping www.wopr.com and it said it was an unkown host, or something like that.

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    Re: Lounge's secondary name server

    Lounge has been so busy lately! I stuck wopr.com and www.wopr.com into my hosts file to avoid DNS delays. See <post#=372045>post 372045</post#> for too much more information, or simply copy and paste this at the end of the file:

    66.93.85.138 www.wopr.com # temporary/added 05-12-04
    66.93.85.138 wopr.com # temporary/added 05-12-04

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    Re: Lounge's secondary name server

    I wouldn't expect that to make much speed difference, you only need to look these up once after each reboot after that you get them from cache.

    I guess it will improve resilience a bit if someone's DNS servers are down though.

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    Re: Lounge's secondary name server

    Sure you can, Howard. You can email loungeadmin@wopr.com. If your email is still working, the message will get to one or more of us.
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    Re: Lounge's secondary name server

    worp.com was also unavailable (to me) for a while today.

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