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OCN is being weird lately. Yesterday I tried accessing OCN via my wired connection as usual and it threw error 109s, didn't load, etc. So I took a spare wi-fi adapter, connected to a my aunt's wi-fi connection (with permission), and OCN worked there. Their ISP is Telus. That's how I accessed OCN yesterday - I was locked out on my Shaw connection the entire day (I also checked in the evening). Today it seems to be back up and working on my wired Shaw connection. Why OCN would be temporarily blocked for a day on my Shaw connection is really weird, I tried the usual solutions such as turning off/on modem, turning off/on router, turning off/on computer, resetting router settings, and nothing worked. Just today it randomly works again. Any thoughts?
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I think it may have been a dead connection somewhere between you (with Shaw) and OCN. I mean, this reminds me of when I used to play Subspace (or "Continuum" which is its newer name): I would only play in the zone called Deathstar Battle, but every once in a while someone would come online asking everyone if DSB (Deathstar Battle) was down. But it wasn't; instead, there was always at least one person who would explain it by saying something like, "There was probably a dead router somewhere out on the internet between you and the server".
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Dynamic Name Server, traceroute the domain name like this, if it doesn't resolve try pinging or running a traceroute on the IP.. If it resolves by IP alone then DNS is not working..




as you can see you can resolve the host by IP only, bypassing DNS.

Basically your ISP sucks... you should run your own DNS server then you will never have this problem unless your server goes down, which is likely what is going on with your ISP..
Edited by fg2chase - 2/22/11 at 8:56pm
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Quote:
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Dynamic Domain Name Server System
Fixed.
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you should run your own DNS server then you will never have this problem unless your server goes down
I'm sure if he wasn't aware of DNS resolution troubleshooting steps, he's not going to have a chance securing a DNS server. Also, LAN DNS server is likely going to forward any non-LAN requests right out to the same DNS server anyway, unless you specifically specify something else.

A decent solution is to assign DNS1 as your ISP and DNS2 as something like Google's public DNS (8.8.8.8) on the router. The router will pass these DNS destinations to any of your LAN clients. If one of the servers does not respond in a timely manner, the request will be sent to the backup and you should be able to receive your A record response.
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Fixed.

I'm sure if he wasn't aware of DNS resolution troubleshooting steps, he's not going to have a chance securing a DNS server. Also, LAN DNS server is likely going to forward any non-LAN requests right out to the same DNS server anyway, unless you specifically specify something else.

A decent solution is to assign DNS1 as your ISP and DNS2 as something like Google's public DNS (8.8.8.8) on the router. The router will pass these DNS destinations to any of your LAN clients. If one of the servers does not respond in a timely manner, the request will be sent to the backup and you should be able to receive your A record response.
Yeah your absolutely right, I knew it was "domain name system" and it was late last night when I posted that so I didn't pay as much attention to detail. Thanks for the correction I knew better than that.
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Either that or you can use OpenDNS
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