Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Buying anything on Amazon? Please use the Geekzone Amazon aff link.




2427 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 24


Topic # 102795 22-May-2012 19:02 Send private message

Hi guys,

anyone on a slingshot connection having issues accessing this site?

I had no issues till yesterday, so I rebooted my modem and now it wont even resolve the IP.

I change my DNS to the Slingshot one, still wont resolve, change it to the google DNS and it works first pop.




This is a signature.



Create new topic
546 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 31

Subscriber

  Reply # 629105 22-May-2012 19:07 Send private message

Doesn't resolve from my SS line using the SS dns servers.

Does resolve from a customer's Aussie ISP.



2427 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 24


  Reply # 629107 22-May-2012 19:08 Send private message

Cool, so not just me then. I guess time to escalate to Slingshot...


Don't really want to ring their help line.. usually get fobbed off.

Might PM Slingshot GZ account.




This is a signature.



15 posts

Geek


  Reply # 629136 22-May-2012 19:44 Send private message

This just started happening 5 minutes ago (7:30PM).  No respond from DNS again.  Last time, Slingshot told me their server log seems fine and the problem wasn't on their end. 

Now, I had to change my DNS to 8.8.8.8 for it to work.

894 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 37

Trusted
Slingshot

  Reply # 629339 23-May-2012 10:04 Send private message

Hi guys,

I have just had word some people are getting browsing issues in general.

If you have tried general browsing troubleshooting like resetting your browser, setting manual IP/DNS (as I see some of you have), then can you please PM me your account numbers and what issue you are having? This will help in a prompt resolution!

Thanks,
Ben






2427 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 24


  Reply # 629429 23-May-2012 12:17 Send private message

I've just rdp'd back home and flushed my DNS etc, it looks like the website is working now.

All other web browsing didn't appear affected, other than being generally slow. 

I will retest tonight and see what happens.




This is a signature.



zaf

10 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 630409 25-May-2012 15:55 Send private message

Just an FYI, for those using 8.8.8.8, etc, you are shooting yourselves in the foot somewhat.

A *lot* of CDN, caches, etc, all use DNS source to determine the closest cache for you to connect to.

Case in point:
$ host www.mtv.com nsrv1.tranzpeer.net (slingshot DNS)
www.mtv.com is an alias for www.mtv.com.edgesuite.net.
www.mtv.com.edgesuite.net is an alias for a1924.b.akamai.net.
a1924.b.akamai.net has address 119.224.129.201
a1924.b.akamai.net has address 119.224.129.211

(119.224.129.201 are caches inside the slingshot network).

From the same connection, but using google
$ host www.mtv.com 8.8.8.8
www.mtv.com is an alias for www.mtv.com.edgesuite.net.
www.mtv.com.edgesuite.net is an alias for a1924.b.akamai.net.
a1924.b.akamai.net has address 124.40.41.91
a1924.b.akamai.net has address 124.40.41.85

(124.40.41.91 is somewhere in Japan)

So my content (not that I'd actually *go* to MTV, its just a site I happen to know is on Akamai) would have to come from Japan if I use Google's DNS.

So whilst using 8.8.8.8 is a good test to see if its a DNS issue, please don't leave it like that, it makes your Internet slower.


Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Police Camera Van Disguise
Created by Reanalyse, last reply by oxnsox on 19-Dec-2014 21:59 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


Has Spark (Telecom) locked their iphone 6 ?
Created by anewguy2014, last reply by michaelmurfy on 17-Dec-2014 14:32 (25 replies)
Pages... 2


forgot how to unlock a car door
Created by joker97, last reply by joker97 on 19-Dec-2014 19:10 (49 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


In defence of cats
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by DarthKermit on 17-Dec-2014 15:40 (68 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Slaughter of Innocents
Created by networkn, last reply by networkn on 19-Dec-2014 17:46 (64 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Lightbox launches on PlayStation 4
Created by freitasm, last reply by sultanoswing on 19-Dec-2014 20:56 (39 replies)
Pages... 2 3


How is iParcel these days?
Created by peejayw, last reply by surfisup1000 on 18-Dec-2014 21:45 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Spray Foam Insulation
Created by AACTech, last reply by timbosan on 19-Dec-2014 16:58 (36 replies)
Pages... 2 3



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.