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Website Down?

Postby Colette » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:01 pm

The website was down for me about 6-9 hours and according to other websites this was a universal problem featuring some sort of DNS server dysfunction. Did anyone else experience this?
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Re: Website Down?

Postby Tzan » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:35 pm

Yes.
BW was the only site I saw down.
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Re: Website Down?

Postby stubby » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:15 pm

It was a leftover issue from transferring hosting providers. I updated the nameservers earlier today and it took awhile for the DNS to propagate. Or something like that, I don't know what any of that stuff actually means.
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Re: Website Down?

Postby Tzan » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:15 pm

Made sense to me :)
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Re: Website Down?

Postby Natalya » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:19 am

DNS servers associate the actual IP address of the website with the URL. What that means is if you switched hosts then the site most certainly has a new IP address. It took a few hours for the DNS server to see that this change took place and so during that time users may have been directed to the old IP.
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Re: Website Down?

Postby Tzan » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:42 am

Every internet service provider runs their own DNS server.
So the new info needs to "propagate" to every fucking DNS server in the world.
Yeah that takes a while.
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Re: Website Down?

Postby stubby » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:49 pm

Well. It's been at the new IP for months now, but for some reason the nameserver serving the DNS was still at the old place. Yesterday they finally decided to cut off the DNS service, which is when I realized that I hadn't transfered DNS authority to the new place.
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Re: Website Down?

Postby Tzan » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:39 pm

Well I was almost right.
Your ISP only caches the results from the authoritative DNS server.
Then holds that for a certain time, then dumps it.
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Re: Website Down?

Postby pkbrennan » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:48 am

It took longer for it to propagate to the UK. I have only just got BrikWars back today.
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