Linux Forums unreachable.
crp at cmc.net
Mon Feb 22 08:56:36 UTC 2010
Amedee Van Gasse (ub) wrote:
> On Fri, February 19, 2010 06:01, Ray Parrish wrote:
>> Is anyone else having trouble accessing the Linux Forms? Here is what I
>> get -
>> >Network Timeout
>> >The server at www.linuxforums.org is taking too long to respond.
>> >The requested site did not respond to a connection request and the
>> browser has >stopped waiting for a reply.
>> I get a daily email from them with head lines, and forum post subjects
>> as links, and every time I try to click one, I get the can't be reached
> A useful tool to check if the problem is at your end is
> Seems like it's just at your end.
> A friend of mine has a motto: "Everything is a freaking DNS problem". It's
> actually printed on the back of his company tees. :-)
> So first check your DNS server. Are you using the DNS that your ISP
> provides? Try OpenDNS 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 or Google DNS:
> 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199.
> Then come back with the results.
I do not think it is a DNS problem, as I used the following Python code
to retrieve the ip address of lunuxforums.org as 188.8.131.52, and
attempted to connect to that ip address with my web browser [Firefox],
and was unable to connect.
> >>> Address = socket.getaddrinfo("www.linuxforums.org", None)
> >>> Address
> [(2, 1, 6, '', ('184.108.40.206', 0)), (2, 2, 17, '',
> ('220.127.116.11', 0)), (2, 3, 0, '', ('18.104.22.168', 0))]
I then verified the retireved ip address with the following query, which
down quite a ways verifiies that ip address as being linuxforums.org.
ray at RaysComputer:~$ whois 22.214.171.124
OrgName: ThePlanet.com Internet Services, Inc.
Address: 315 Capitol
Address: Suite 205
NetRange: 126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52
OriginAS: AS13749, AS21844, AS30315, AS36420
NetType: Direct Allocation
RAbuseName: The Planet Abuse
RAbuseEmail: abuse at theplanet.com
RNOCName: The Planet NOC
RNOCEmail: noc at theplanet.com
RTechName: Technical Support
RTechEmail: admins at theplanet.com
OrgAbuseName: The Planet Abuse
OrgAbuseEmail: abuse at theplanet.com
OrgNOCName: The Planet NOC
OrgNOCEmail: noc at theplanet.com
OrgTechName: Technical Support
OrgTechEmail: admins at theplanet.com
# ARIN WHOIS database, last updated 2010-02-21 20:00
# Enter ? for additional hints on searching ARIN's WHOIS database.
# available at https://www.arin.net/whois_tou.html
Found a referral to rwhois.theplanet.com:4321.
%rwhois V-1.5:003eff:00 whois.theplanet.com (by Network Solutions, Inc.
network:IP-Network-Block:184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11
network:Tech-Contact;I:abuse at theplanet.com
network:Admin-Contact;I:abuse at theplanet.com
So Amadee, [or anyone else who has a clue] what should my next step be
to determine the source of this non-connectivity? Note that my hosts
file is stock standard with no entries other than the defaults.
Later, Ray Parrish
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