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posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 12:45 PM
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(formerly called "I've been banned!")

OK....not really.
But I do seem to have a problem with getting on BTS. For some reason when I go there I get an IE "The page cannot be displayed" error. This does not obviously occur with ATS, nor PTS.

I cleared my cache. But no change. Is this unique to me or is this a problem with the board?

Thanks for the help.

[edit on 12-10-2005 by DontTreadOnMe]




posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 12:47 PM
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Good lord loam! Don't scare us that way!!!!

I was able to log in just fine.



posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 12:48 PM
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We're transitioning to a distributed network of global DNS name servers today. Our previous name server structure may have been the cause of occasional slow or no-response problems some members have had.

Give it time... it will clear, then be better.



posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 01:06 PM
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Originally posted by Valhall
Good lord loam! Don't scare us that way!!!!


Awe...Am I loved, then?




I was able to log in just fine.


Yeah, I knew some could because I could see subscribed threads being updated, but I couldn't get there, making me believe the problem might be on my end.


Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
We're transitioning to a distributed network of global DNS name servers today. Our previous name server structure may have been the cause of occasional slow or no-response problems some members have had.

Give it time... it will clear, then be better.


Thanks, SO! That saves me tremendous time rebooting or recklessly and ignorantly messing with perfectly good settings on my side.



posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 05:11 PM
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*Phixion prepares himself for the "well your obviously not banned because you posted this" rant*

I had some trouble getting onto all the boards yesturday, just wouldn't let me log in from my home PC, seems fine today though.



posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 05:17 PM
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Just by way of information....DNS has not propagated quite yet...still no access to BTS for me...



posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 08:07 PM
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In the wise words of the great Yukon Cornelious... *thows pick axe in air* ....."Nothing!"



posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 08:41 PM
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Loam, I don't want to scare any members or cause extra drama...
...I'm gonna change the title of this thread



posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 08:46 PM
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Agreed....was feeling rather playful when I posted it. Thanks for doing that.



posted on Oct, 13 2005 @ 09:26 PM
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Ok...still nothing....

Is that normal???????????



posted on Oct, 13 2005 @ 09:33 PM
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You stil cannot log into BTS??

I'd say that's abnormal, but I'd need backup from SO on that one


Hopefully we'll get this thing figured out for ya soon man...



posted on Oct, 13 2005 @ 09:55 PM
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Nope....This is what I get.




posted on Oct, 13 2005 @ 09:59 PM
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Have you cleared all your cookies, cache and history, rebooted and tried again?

Then get Firefox!!! I hesitated getting Firefox but my husband kept telling me how cool it is. He was right!



posted on Oct, 13 2005 @ 10:02 PM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Have you cleared all your cookies, cache and history, rebooted and tried again?


Not today...Let me try that again.

EDIT: Nope.....and I also tried with FIREFOX. Same problem.



[edit on 13-10-2005 by loam]



posted on Oct, 14 2005 @ 12:00 AM
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AAAAGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!! This is so frustrating.

Does no one else have this problem?



posted on Oct, 14 2005 @ 12:43 AM
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SO:

I can get to BTS by using an alternative ISP option I have on the same machine. Clearly BTS is dark to some portion of folks out there.

I'm satisfied now that the problem is not on my end.



posted on Oct, 14 2005 @ 12:51 AM
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Perhaps flushing your DNS entries?

Select Start
Select Run
type: cmd
Select OK

At the command prompt, type:
ipconfig /flushdns

Best of Luck
makeitso



posted on Oct, 14 2005 @ 12:55 AM
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Nope...didn't work.

Odd.



posted on Oct, 14 2005 @ 01:47 AM
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Not really that unusual. I see this sort of thing all the time at work.

For example, one person had a firewall set to block keywords. He did not realize that those keywords he put in would block anything with that string of letters in it. For instance, if you put the keyword "bel" in some firewalls, it may block BELowtopsecret.com.

There are just so many settings to check that sometimes the best thing to do is start at the very basic level.

Perhaps you could try to ping the site.
Start
run
type: cmd
type: www.belowtopsecret.com
Press enter

Did you get
A reply
destination unreachable
request timed out

You should also ping the site IP address, and note the response.

Then you can do a: tracert www.belowtopsecret.com
This will show the replies from each router on the way to the site. If it fails, where was the last response from. That is where the problem is.

The type of replies will give you a basic troubleshooting starting point.

Also, be aware, Just because the major network routers picked up on the DNS replication, not every ISP updates their DNS cache on a timely basis. If the tracert fails at your ISP, maybe you could ask them about it.

Best of Luck
makeitso



posted on Oct, 14 2005 @ 02:09 AM
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Ok...JohnBull did an excellent job of narrowing down the problem.

It appears that my ISP is the problem.

If I use 70.86.59.151... No problem. I get there immediately.

I also do not have this problem using a different ISP.

Thanks John.....

We'll see how long it takes the ISP to resolve.



[edit on 14-10-2005 by loam]



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