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Thread: Why cant I open the forums page for weeks on end

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    Default Why cant I open the forums page for weeks on end

    Im unable to open the Forums for a week or more on a regular basis. Why?
    Ah, nice marmot!

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    Default Re: Why cant I open the forums page for weeks on end

    Itís been down for me a lot lately too.

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    Default Re: Why cant I open the forums page for weeks on end

    yup..........

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    Default Re: Why cant I open the forums page for weeks on end

    It's happen to myself alot also but I can go to another computer and get on fine. I just keep thinking Kifaru thinks I spend to much time on their site

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    snowdevil Guest

    Default Re: Why cant I open the forums page for weeks on end

    Hi - please let me know what kind of errors you are getting.
    And, does this apply only to our forums, or to our commercial side as well?
    Thanks for the feedback!
    Maggie

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    Default Re: Why cant I open the forums page for weeks on end

    For me it might be a few days at the longest. The message I get in firefox is "oops...unable to find kifaruforums.net". I have had the same happen at kifaru.net but not as often. Once I tried Explorer and still couldn't log on.

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    Default Re: Why cant I open the forums page for weeks on end

    This is same as what I was getting. ("oops...unable to find kifaruforums.net) it would be a full week before I could get my computer at home to pull up kifaruforums and I could go to my work computer or Blackberry and pull it up everytime. My home computer would give me the same message from the kifaur home site also when I went into the message board area.

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    Default Re: Why cant I open the forums page for weeks on end

    Maggie, you've got name server problems.

    C:\>nslookup /?
    Usage:
    nslookup [-opt ...] # interactive mode using default server
    nslookup [-opt ...] - server # interactive mode using 'server'
    nslookup [-opt ...] host # just look up 'host' using default server
    nslookup [-opt ...] host server # just look up 'host' using 'server'


    C:\>nslookup www.kifaruforums.net ns1.kifaruforums.net
    *** Can't find server address for 'ns1.kifaruforums.net':
    Server: ns1.chamberscable.com
    Address: 216.87.224.11
    Non-authoritative answer:
    Name: kifaruforums.net
    Address: 64.235.60.156
    Aliases: www.kifaruforums.net

    C:\>nslookup www.kifaruforums.net ns2.kifaruforums.net
    *** Can't find server address for 'ns2.kifaruforums.net':
    Server: ns1.chamberscable.com
    Address: 216.87.224.11
    Non-authoritative answer:
    Name: kifaruforums.net
    Address: 64.235.60.156
    Aliases: www.kifaruforums.net

    C:\>nslookup www.kifaru.net ns1.kifaru.net
    *** Can't find server address for 'ns1.kifaru.net':
    Server: ns1.chamberscable.com
    Address: 216.87.224.11
    *** ns1.chamberscable.com can't find www.kifaru.net: Server failed

    C:\>nslookup www.kifaru.net ns2.kifaru.net
    (root) nameserver = L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
    (root) nameserver = M.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
    (root) nameserver = A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
    (root) nameserver = B.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
    (root) nameserver = C.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
    (root) nameserver = D.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
    (root) nameserver = E.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
    (root) nameserver = F.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
    (root) nameserver = G.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
    (root) nameserver = H.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
    (root) nameserver = I.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
    (root) nameserver = J.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
    (root) nameserver = K.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
    Server: UnKnown
    Address: 64.235.60.157
    Name: kifaru.net
    Address: 64.235.60.157
    Aliases: www.kifaru.net

    C:\>nslookup kifaru.net ns2.kifaru.net
    (root) nameserver = I.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
    (root) nameserver = J.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
    (root) nameserver = K.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
    (root) nameserver = L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
    (root) nameserver = M.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
    (root) nameserver = A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
    (root) nameserver = B.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
    (root) nameserver = C.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
    (root) nameserver = D.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
    (root) nameserver = E.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
    (root) nameserver = F.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
    (root) nameserver = G.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
    (root) nameserver = H.ROOT-SERVERS.NET
    Server: UnKnown
    Address: 64.235.60.157
    Name: kifaru.net
    Address: 64.235.60.157

    C:\>nslookup kifaru.net ns1.kifaru.net
    *** Can't find server address for 'ns1.kifaru.net':
    Server: ns1.chamberscable.com
    Address: 216.87.224.11
    *** ns1.chamberscable.com can't find kifaru.net: Server failed

    C:\>nslookup kifaruforums.net ns1.kifaruforums.net
    *** Can't find server address for 'ns1.kifaruforums.net':
    Server: ns1.chamberscable.com
    Address: 216.87.224.11
    Non-authoritative answer:
    Name: kifaruforums.net
    Address: 64.235.60.156

    C:\>nslookup kifaruforums.net ns2.kifaruforums.net
    *** Can't find server address for 'ns2.kifaruforums.net':
    Server: ns1.chamberscable.com
    Address: 216.87.224.11
    Non-authoritative answer:
    Name: kifaruforums.net
    Address: 64.235.60.156

    I would recommend moving DNS services off of your production box(es) to a third party provider. I usually recommend people just use their registrar's DNS services, but looks like you're using tucows for registrar so you might have to pay somebody else for DNS services. The nominal cost would probably be well worth it. I used to do my own DNS too, but found out life was lots easier if I didn't. Same goes for email for that matter.

    Good luck!
    We are fortunate in this matter that your conduct will be your marker and, thus, your reputation. The conduct of others on this forum has been, and will continue to be, their marker, and thus, their reputation. In the west, a person invests in one's reputation carefully. - 112Papa

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    snowdevil Guest

    Default Re: Why cant I open the forums page for weeks on end

    Evan, thanks. It's more info than I got from our tech support.
    They have allegedly corrected the DNS zones, but I welcome feedback from anyone still having issues with reaching these sites.

    Maggie

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