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Ultimate Geek


#115013 10-Mar-2013 22:36
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Hi GUys, can you please advise if you are having issue with Slingshot dns atm? currently all my machines at home could not resolve this site remote.pb.com.au - would not resolve IP address. dont worry about the ping reply as I disabled icmp on remote.pb.com.au.

but guess what, it works fine if I change my dns with google 8.8.8.8

my current dns are (slingshot)
  • Primary: 202.180.64.10
  • Secondary: 202.180.64.11
Can you please try pinging remote.pb.com.au

note that I have already rebooted by modem and router.

Thanks
Chris

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Ultimate Geek


  #777767 10-Mar-2013 22:51
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Slingshot customer here....

NSLookup to that address fails.

Edit: I'm using the same DNS servers, though I have 11 as the primary and 10 as the secondary.



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Ultimate Geek


  #777770 10-Mar-2013 23:04
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thanks for that! this confirms Slingshot dns issue.

Slingshot, can you please take a look on this.
Will log this on your faults team tomorrow.

Regards

 
 
 
 


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Ultimate Geek


  #777779 10-Mar-2013 23:38
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Try going to https://remote.pb.com.au







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Ultimate Geek


  #777782 10-Mar-2013 23:44
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the problem is that we could not resolve remote.pb.com.au (not able to resolve IP address of remote.pb.com.au) and not able to access https://remote.pb.com.au

can you please confirm if you are using slingshot dns?

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Master Geek


  #777796 11-Mar-2013 00:24
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Chrizvi: the problem is that we could not resolve remote.pb.com.au (not able to resolve IP address of remote.pb.com.au) and not able to access https://remote.pb.com.au

can you please confirm if you are using slingshot dns?


Hi, I'm with slingshot and am using their Dns servers as well. I cannot access or ping the http address but can access the https address. I'm on the AYCE plan at the moment.



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Ultimate Geek


  #777797 11-Mar-2013 00:37
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ahh cool! seems to work now. changed back to slingshot dns and I could resolved remote.pb.com.au now. thanks guys for your help. but yeah, it was down for an hour earlier. 

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Master Geek


  #784089 19-Mar-2013 20:45
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So I was just getting a bunch of redirects to a site called linkbucks... now, I'm the only one who uses this PC, noscript and adblock installed, regular virus scans, so I thought something was fishy. Hosts file was okay, malwarebytes turns up nothing

Changed my DNS to google DNS, and no more problem - DNS poisoning maybe?

 
 
 
 


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  #784134 19-Mar-2013 22:16
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Mooseboy: So I was just getting a bunch of redirects to a site called linkbucks... now, I'm the only one who uses this PC, noscript and adblock installed, regular virus scans, so I thought something was fishy. Hosts file was okay, malwarebytes turns up nothing

Changed my DNS to google DNS, and no more problem - DNS poisoning maybe?


If you set Google DNS, then you must have set it in the modem manually.  Have you tried Slingshot DNS set manually in the modem.  It's not unheard of for a virus to infect a common modem.  Even though it is extremely unlikely.

EDIT.  It could still be malware on the computer using the DNS settings in the computer or similar.
A quick google search reveals that it is a common infection which can affect multiple devices at one time it seems.  It would suggest to me if that is the case that the modem was infected, but a lot of people seem to solve thiswith a scan and reboot. Others report success simply by rebooting their modem.





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