Linux Forums unreachable.

Tom H tomh0665 at
Mon Feb 22 10:20:10 UTC 2010

>>> Is anyone else having trouble accessing the Linux Forms? Here is what I
>>> get -

>>>  >Network Timeout

>>>  >The server at 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.

>> A useful tool to check if the problem is at your end is

>> Seems like it's just at your end.

> I do not think it is a DNS problem, as I used the following Python code
> to retrieve the ip address of as, and
> attempted to connect to that ip address with my web browser [Firefox],
> and was unable to connect.

>> >>> Address = socket.getaddrinfo("", None)
>> >>> Address
>> [(2, 1, 6, '', ('', 0)), (2, 2, 17, '',
>> ('', 0)), (2, 3, 0, '', ('', 0))]

> I then verified the retireved ip address with the following query, which
> down quite a ways verifiies that ip address as being

> ray at RaysComputer:~$ whois

What is the output of
dig +short
dig +short @
traceroute -T


- whois is of no use for connectivity (unless a site's registration
has lapsed of course)

- sometimes more than one site is hosted at an ip address so going to
that address in Firefox will most likely take you where you want to go

- I can only admire your obsession with scripting but there are
regular tools (with flexible options) for resolving addresses
(although I assume that the "none" above must mean that you can feed
your script a different DNS server to be queried)

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