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    Forums not reachable from home (?)


    I've noticed something strange. At work (Windows XP), I can visit Linux Forums, but at home (Linux), I can't (since a week).

    In the past, I could visit LF also from home. When I try now, all I get is a message telling me it can't be reached. When I do a ping, it fails. All other websites I visit (trust me, a lot ) are reachable...

    No, I didn't change anything (standard reply at any helpdesk)...

    Strange...

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    What browser do you use at work and at home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Game master pro
    What browser do you use at work and at home?
    Work: Internet Explorer
    Home: Firefox

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    i don't know becasue i've never been to linuxforums in linux becasue my linux computer does not have internet, if you have a windows machine at home, try going to it then and see if it works, and do you have all the updates for firefox?

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    Well mine works from home or from work perfectly, either in linux, solaris or windows.

    Maybe your firefox is pointed to an badly functioning squid proxy (try turning the proxy off) or maybe the DNS server that you're using at home is giving out duff results (try changing to another DNS server).
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    Is the bookmatk you are using somehow been changed?
    Have you tried manually typing in "linuxforums.org"?
    How to know if you are a geek.
    when you respond to "get a life!" with "what's the URL?"
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    Nothing changed. Manually typing in the url didn't make any difference. Perhaps changing DNS is an idea. Hmmm perhaps I could set up my server as a DNS server

    You see, that's what I like about Linux.
    Turn something strange (problem?) into something new and exciting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boba_fett
    Nothing changed. Manually typing in the url didn't make any difference. Perhaps changing DNS is an idea. Hmmm perhaps I could set up my server as a DNS server

    You see, that's what I like about Linux.
    Turn something strange (problem?) into something new and exciting!
    What? You've not got your own DNS server yet? C'mon, what's holding you back...



    I had another thought, btw - maybe you have linuxforums.org in your /etc/hosts file - it's pretty unlikely, but if that were the case and the file had somehow become currupt...
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    1) run: "host linuxforums.org" and paste the output
    2) do a traceroute to linuxforums.org and paste the output

    ... obviously if you cant paste directly from home, suggest: emailing output to work and posting from work.

    J.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlambert
    1) run: "host linuxforums.org" and paste the output
    2) do a traceroute to linuxforums.org and paste the output
    1)
    linuxforums.org has address 72.21.59.114
    linuxforums.org mail is handled by 10 mx0.123-reg.co.uk.
    linuxforums.org mail is handled by 20 mx1.123-reg.co.uk.

    2)
    traceroute to linuxforums.org (72.21.59.114), 30 hops max, 38 byte packets
    1 192.168.1.254 (192.168.1.254) 0.801 ms 0.721 ms 0.662 ms
    2 xx-xxx-xxx-xxx-bbxl.xdsl.tiscali.nl (xx.xxx.xxx.xxx) 11.218 ms
    10.321 ms *
    3 vpn181-tisadsl.bcsw1.asd-nh.net.tiscali.nl (195.241.3.25) 12.259
    ms 12.697 ms 12.762 ms
    4 vpn181-tisadsl.bcsw1.asd-nh.net.tiscali.nl (195.241.3.25) 12.561
    ms 12.820 ms *
    5 ten-7-3-0.ams22.ip.tiscali.net (213.200.75.1) 14.539 ms 13.935 ms
    12.463 ms
    6 so-2-0-0.nyc33.ip.tiscali.net (213.200.81.197) 92.955 ms 92.446
    ms 108.478 ms
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    (for obvious reasons, I blanked out my IP adres


    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlambert
    ... obviously if you cant paste directly from home, suggest: emailing output to work and posting from work.
    Funny, thought just the same

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