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Tyler



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Tyler
What happened to OSDev.org? I know some people here use that one. It went down sometime between Thursday and today.

Same with Physicsforums.com. I don't know if anyone here also used it, but it was huge. The record for most concurrent visitors was over 9,000.

It's really weird for two pretty large forums to go down at about the same time. Neither are FBI takedowns or anything like that. It just looks like someone else bought the domain names.
Post 27 Feb 2012, 01:37
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Tyler



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Also, if anyone has a backup of the wiki from OSDev, I would really appreciate a copy.
Post 27 Feb 2012, 01:41
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LocoDelAssembly
Your code has a bug


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Both are working perfectly fine here. What's you saw to make you think it looks like someone else bought the domains?
Post 27 Feb 2012, 02:43
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@Tyler: Osdev wiki is backed up weekly(?)

it can be grabbed here: http://files.osdev.org/osdev_wiki.zip

it seems osdev.org is back online 100% anyway so, probably no need for it unless you want to play it safe... If it goes back down, I have a copy, so I'll just mirror it.

inb4 the internet DNS system flickered as did the power gird when the suits plugged in the SOPA supper computer for when the bill was passed.
Post 27 Feb 2012, 02:46
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Tyler



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Ugh... sorry. I posted too quickly.

I don't know what caused it, but Coty is probably right. DNS is the only thing I can think of that could do it.

LocoDelAssembly: With OS Dev, I was getting a 404 along with a redirection to a page about some hosting company.

With Physics Forums, I got a generic page, like those that are put up on parked domains.

Anyway, it's fixed now. I'm still wondering what happened, but I suppose it doesn't matter as long as it doesn't happen again. Unless you see some value in this thread or would prefer not to for some other reason, I suggest this thread be deleted.
Post 27 Feb 2012, 05:41
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revolution
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No need to delete IMO. There is an interesting link posted by Coty. And there is some interesting info about DNS problems and how they manifest themselves.
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LocoDelAssembly
Your code has a bug


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Tyler, just to be sure, check the DNS configuration of your own computer to make sure you wasn't DNS changed
Post 27 Feb 2012, 17:44
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Tyler



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It happened again, and this time I got a screen shot and an IP to which it is redirecting. I've looked up the ISP of the IP. It's a virtual hosting company that seems to be unrelated to the hosting company named in the screen shot.

What action should I take to stop this? It seems to happen at random, both in duration and domain names effected.


Description: In case you can't read the small text, the URL is gcc.gnu.org/404.html. This is the same page I was previously redirected to when trying to access osdev.org.
Filesize: 40.76 KB
Viewed: 2635 Time(s)

404 - PAGE NOT FOUND - Mozilla Firefox_001-edit1.jpeg


Post 05 Mar 2012, 02:57
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LocoDelAssembly
Your code has a bug


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Have you checked your DNS settings? No matter what, the next time this happens, use 8.8.8.8 as your DNS server and try again.

http://gcc.gnu.org/404.html wrote:
Not Found

The requested URL /404.html was not found on this server.
Apache/2.0.52 (Red Hat) Server at gcc.gnu.org Port 80
Post 05 Mar 2012, 03:36
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Tyler



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Sorry I took so long. I checked in /etc/resolv.conf and it's configured to use my router as the DNS server. I'm looking into finding out what DNS server my router is deferring to.
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