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Topic # 94033 4-Dec-2011 21:42 Send private message

Not sure if its related to this weekend TCL free data but for some some reason the site now displays with no CSS. I get errors about not being able to contact cdn.geekz1 or something liked that. This occurs on three different machines using FF and Ie8 and also on a Asus Transformer.

Both it displays fine on my N1 in full site mode.

I am using a different DNS than TCL one but if that were the case then I would've expected my phone which is wifi on the same network to exhibit the same problem.

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I think it's DNS since when I changed it to TCL's DNS servers the site displayed okay. But strangely when I changed back to the ones I usually use, the site still is okay. Perhaps the address is cached now and until the DNS cache is cleared, the problem will be gone.




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  Reply # 553767 4-Dec-2011 22:27 Send private message

You should always use your ISP's own DNS, not only because of Geekzone, but because using a different DNS breaks most CDNs and transparent proxy.

In New Zealand cdn.geekz1.com resolves to our server in Auckland, while overseas it resolves to a CDN. If you use a third party DNS provider and you get the overseas CDN address your connection will be to the overseas CDN. And if your ISP has problems with international traffic, or transparent proxy...







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  Reply # 553783 4-Dec-2011 22:57 Send private message

freitasm:
In New Zealand cdn.geekz1.com resolves to our server in Auckland, while overseas it resolves to a CDN. If you use a third party DNS provider and you get the overseas CDN address your connection will be to the overseas CDN. And if your ISP has problems with international traffic, or transparent proxy...



Well that explains why it wasn't working this weekend since I have been using that DNS for months with no problems.

And while I won't go into the details (it has been discussed on other forums here), I need the alternative DNS for other reasons which are more important than displaying GZ properly :-)




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  Reply # 553805 5-Dec-2011 00:08 Send private message

Or you can just add the NZ IP for cdn.geekz1.com to your hosts file ;)





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  Reply # 553824 5-Dec-2011 05:58 Send private message

lchiu7: And while I won't go into the details (it has been discussed on other forums here), I need the alternative DNS for other reasons which are more important than displaying GZ properly :-)


Just be aware that using any 3rd party DNS will break YouTube and Akamai. Both will have poor performance when they should both deliver suprt fast speeds due to local CDN's.



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  Reply # 553845 5-Dec-2011 08:27 Send private message

freitasm: Or you can just add the NZ IP for cdn.geekz1.com to your hosts file ;)



That's a good idea. I will do that when I get home tonight.




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