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    Linuxforums.org was offline for more than a day?


    Has anybody else noticed this?
    I already thought it was gone for good...
    Or maybe it was a local glitch only?

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    It was total DNS failure, the record was not accessible. Why? I have no clue.

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    so it wasn't only me.

    dns failure? what do you mean by that?

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    It means there was no valid DNS record to resolve the domain name. It was gone. Now it resolves fine again.
    Code:
     ~ $ dig www.linuxforums.org
    
    ; <<>> DiG 9.11.2 <<>> www.linuxforums.org
    ;; global options: +cmd
    ;; Got answer:
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 26022
    ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0
    
    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;www.linuxforums.org.           IN      A
    
    ;; ANSWER SECTION:
    www.linuxforums.org.    71      IN      CNAME   linuxforums.org.
    linuxforums.org.        71      IN      A       199.245.54.188
    
    ;; Query time: 0 msec
    ;; SERVER: 192.168.2.250#53(192.168.2.250)
    ;; WHEN: Mon Sep 25 11:47:22 CDT 2017
    ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 67

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    does it mean they (site owner) changed servers?
    or is it a glitch in the dns system, unrelated to linuxforums.org itself (seems unlikely given the other problems we've been having)?

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    No, it has nothing to do with web servers. If you register a domain you will get control over its DNS records. Now, for instance, if you forget to renew the registration the DNS records will be wiped away. Or, it is possible, the server serving the records goes down, there is nothing you can do about it. Or, something goes wrong with DNS hierarchy. Unlikely, but possible. In this case there would be major issues with many sites.

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    in other words "we'll never know"...
    thanks for explaining.

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