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Hello, Platform: Arch Linux, 2.6.35 i686 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5900 @ 2.20GHz Browser: Chromium 6.0.472.62 (0), Mozilla Firefox 3.6.10, lynx 2.8.7rel.2 MUA: KMail 1.13.5, Gmail Web Interface ADSL Router: ...
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- 10-20-2010 #1
Ars Technica, Slashdot URLs in eNews won't open for me
Platform: Arch Linux, 2.6.35 i686 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5900 @ 2.20GHz
Browser: Chromium 6.0.472.62 (0), Mozilla Firefox 3.6.10, lynx 2.8.7rel.2
MUA: KMail 1.13.5, Gmail Web Interface
ADSL Router: D-Link DSL-2500U
URLs to Ars Technica and Slashdot in eNews have been constantly broken for me recently. For example, yesterday I received this link: Slashdot Linux Story | Desktop Linux Is Dead , which gives me the "Oops!" page in Chromium, "Server not found" in Firefox and "Unable to locate remote host rss.slashdot.org." in lynx . I can open Slashdot - News for nerds, stuff that matters , however. I am behind an ADSL router with no proxies in my LAN. It has never happened to me (in recent days, too) that sites which I knew should work won't work. In other words, the whole Internet works okay, just as it had worked before the links in eNews broke.
I tried checking the link with Down for everyone or just me? , and it told me it's just me.
Does this necessarily mean that my ISP is messing with the traffic?..
Last edited by unlimitedscolobb; 10-20-2010 at 07:39 PM. Reason: Remove a bogus newline.
- 10-21-2010 #2
- Join Date
- May 2004
- arch linux
Both links working fine here.
Don't know what your ISP might be doing, but they should have a support phone number where you can call them and ask what's up.oz
- 10-21-2010 #3
Down for everyone or just me? tells me they are okay.
- 10-21-2010 #4
Have you tried using different DNS servers, for example
126.96.36.199 and 208.67 220.220 which are opendns.orgWhat do we want?
When do we want 'em?
Doesn't really matter does it!?
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- 10-23-2010 #5
I have one question, though. When I had the alternative DNS servers added to the tail of /etc/resolv.conf, the pages wouldn't open anyway. However, when I put the configuration lines into the head, it started working. As far as I understand, I am now using only the opendns.org servers. My understanding of DNS before this was that if the resolution for a domain name fails on one DNS, alternatives are tried. Is this not so?
Last edited by unlimitedscolobb; 10-23-2010 at 08:14 AM. Reason: Fix formatting for opendns.org .