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Website down this morning???

Postby gmattson » Mon Jan 06, 2003 4:24 pm

Just wondering if anyone else experience a blackout for our site. Over the years I've used Verizon DSL, I've noticed that certain sites can't be accessed for no apparent reason.

Just wondering if anyone else had this problem.
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Postby Van Canna » Mon Jan 06, 2003 5:31 pm

No problem here George.
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Postby Tony-San » Mon Jan 06, 2003 5:34 pm

could not ping the site from home, work or from any of the various network services on the net. There was definatley a problem.
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Postby Jackie Olsen » Mon Jan 06, 2003 5:58 pm

Couldn't access until 1:00 pm today.

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Postby gmattson » Mon Jan 06, 2003 6:05 pm

Tony or Scott might be able to explain what happens when certain areas of the country are blacked-out. I used to blame my server, even when they explained it was a problem with Verizon. Apparently the site remained up, since some people were able to log on and view the site.

I was able to ftp to the server, which means that even though I could not see the site with my browser, it was somewhere "out there". Does anyone know what really is happening?
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Postby Tony-San » Mon Jan 06, 2003 10:18 pm

If you could FTP to the site where your files for the website and forum where but not browse, then the machine which is utilized as a webserver was not working. there may have been a DNS problem. not sure.
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Problem solved... In this particular situation

Postby gmattson » Mon Jan 06, 2003 11:11 pm

Ted emailed me this afternoon and said the site was down for about an hour.
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Postby Ted Suzman » Wed Jan 08, 2003 4:26 am

Tony-San wrote:could not ping the site from home, work or from any of the various network services on the net. There was definatley a problem.


No one can ping the site, even when it's up (I've installed a firewall that disables pinging for security reasons).
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Postby suede » Wed Jan 08, 2003 6:00 am

what is ping
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Postby Ted Suzman » Thu Jan 09, 2003 2:49 am

suede wrote:what is ping


'ping' is a tool on your computer. It can be used to see if a server is working. The ping program will send a request to the server, and (usually) the server sends a reply. You can see for yourself:

If you have windows 98/95/ME, press the start button and click 'run.' A box should pop up. Inside the box, type "command" and press <ENTER>. A mostly-black window should pop up. Type "ping google.com" and press <ENTER>.

If you have windows nt/2k/xp, do the same as above, except type "cmd" into the run box instead of "command"
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Postby suede » Thu Jan 09, 2003 3:06 am

thanks ted :)
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