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Old 11-14-2005
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member having trouble getting to the site.

Jared(rangerboy03lvl2) is having trouble getting on the site from home. any ideas what to try?

he has restarted his cable modem and computer.

i had him do a flushdns and registerdns, still no go, he cleared his temp files and cookies, still nothing.

it hasnt been working for him for about two weeks from home i guess.

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Where else is he logging on from them? It shows activity on his username? What is happening, is it just not loading or not logging in?
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he says "page cannot be displayed" error. its from his house.

and he said it works at his work.
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hmm. I can only think it is a problem @ his ISP with the DNS. There is nothing I'm aware of on the board to make that happen even by accident.
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haha maybe he got banned lol
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haha maybe he got banned lol

nah jared is too nice, lol
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hmm. I can only think it is a problem @ his ISP with the DNS. There is nothing I'm aware of on the board to make that happen even by accident.

im guessing it is that too, but idk how to help him fix that.
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Damn straight he is too nice he hooked me up with some tires for cheap!!!
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your the computer guy zach...figure it out...lol
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He is definately not banned. If there is an IP Ban in place on another ex-member that might overlap with his IP range, I susppose this is possible but I can't see those.
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I sortof get the same problem too. Every once in a while I can't access the website for a day or two.

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same here
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there are no ip bans out...

so it is a problem with your own isp's...
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I sent him a pm over aim, but go figure he is asleep.
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ok i talked to jared this morning and he said.

he cant get on anywhere. not at work, not at his girl friends house or at home. and all of them have different ISPs the way he talked

sorry for the confusion
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What area of the world is he in? What ISP's? Also, for each of those locations, can he tell me what the IP is being resolved to?

To get me the IP, do the following:

Start
Run
cmd (or command if windows 98)
nslookup ranger-forums.com

Post the results, or PM them to me.

THanks!
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i will have him do that when he gets home. he is in colorado

thanks!
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i haven 't been able to get on for the past two days. i've been getting the page not availiable. neither of my computers were able to get on
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I got it to work here right now at work .... it took me 4 tries though ... each time it has said page can not be displayed.

THis has gone on for 2 weeks off and on ...makes me miss rf more and more lol

WHen i get home i will try to do the ip thing and tell zach if i still cant get on at home. i can not get the ip from this comp ... they have it locked down like a mo foe lol ...

what could cause this any ideas? and its only with rf.com i can get onto any other site i try ... it is very wierd.

thanks for all the help everyone!

-Jared
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Apparently its all our fault. I dunno why the hell r-f.com is bein ghey, but it went away after a while for me. Do you have a home network Jared? Try unplugging it and then restarting it all.

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It's most likely DNS related. Some hiccup somewhere along the lines, whether it be your ISP, or your company, it's likely DNS. I haven't experienced any of this issues, so I'm having a hard time diagnosing it until I do.
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.... well im home now and I have not touched my computer except to hit my short cut to rf and it worked ...

i dunno whats goin on but hey i can get on ... for now lol whats dns?
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DNS is Domain Name Service. Basically, on the regular Internet, everything uses an IP address. It looks something like 192.168.12.49, for example. What DNS does is associates that IP address with a name, such as ranger-forums.com. So, rather than having to remember a hundred different IP addresses for every site I want to go to, all I have to do is remember the names of them. Much easier that way. :)

Now, to get a little more in depth. There are many many many servers our there that do DNS. Your company may have one or two, your ISP will have some, and at the core, there's the root DNS servers. When RF changed hosts, our IP address changed. The root DNS servers were updated very quickly. The problem is that ISP's and companies don't always get their updates as fast. Generally, most updates take place within 24 hours. Sometimes though, it can take a little longer. In rare instances, it doesn't update.

Not entirely sure what exactly happened though. Seems like some people can't even get to their DNS servers.

Regardless though, that's a pretty high level overview of DNS. :)
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Skot,

Its all clicks and whistles to most people man.



Dns is like a phone book for the interent. When you want some ones phone number you look up their name and you see a 10 digit number.

When your computer wants to know how to get to yahoo.com it connects to the DNS server of your ISP and and asks for the Ip address of the yahoo.com and the DNS server will either give it to you computer or tell you where you can find it.
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Yah, I know. I try to explain it simple, but still get pretty technical sometimes. Can't help it. :) There's a reason why my chosen profession isn't teaching.. lol
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