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My Websites Being Blocked By Plusnet

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Grafter
Posts: 42
Registered: ‎10-11-2011

Re: My Websites Being Blocked By Plusnet

Fixed.
A configuration option caused hostgators dns server addresses to be falsely marked as private, and so caused it to fail validation.
Amended the configuration, and now queries on the affected servers work:
# dig www.overseas-holiday-rentals.com
; <<>> DiG 9.7.3 <<>> www.overseas-holiday-rentals.com
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 8940
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 0
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;www.overseas-holiday-rentals.com. IN A
;; ANSWER SECTION:
www.overseas-holiday-rentals.com. 13987 IN CNAME overseas-holiday-rentals.com.
overseas-holiday-rentals.com. 13987 IN A 192.254.189.239
;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
overseas-holiday-rentals.com. 85987 IN NS ns368.hostgator.com.
overseas-holiday-rentals.com. 85987 IN NS ns367.hostgator.com.
;; Query time: 0 msec
;; SERVER: 84.93.210.13#53(84.93.210.13)
;; WHEN: Wed Jan 15 09:11:26 2014
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 130
Cheers,
Chris
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Re: My Websites Being Blocked By Plusnet

Something to do with the IP address beginning 192?
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Grafter
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Registered: ‎10-11-2011

Re: My Websites Being Blocked By Plusnet

Indeed.
Fixed now, so alls well that ends well.
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Grafter
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Registered: ‎20-03-2013

Re: My Websites Being Blocked By Plusnet

Yep.
I can confirm that my domains are now resolving again on the plusnet dns servers.
probably opening a can of worms here but what are the arguments for either sticking with google/another dns or switching back to plusnet's?
Cheers
Chris
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Re: My Websites Being Blocked By Plusnet

Potentially faster browsing - if the DNS lookups occur quicker using Google's servers. There's a free tool to see which is the fastest global DNS server for you - https://code.google.com/p/namebench/ I don't believe it will check PN's servers however.
There are also advantages with DNS providers like OpenDNS (free), where you can set up content filtering.
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Community Gaffer
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Re: My Websites Being Blocked By Plusnet

Quote from: behaviourneeds
probably opening a can of worms here but what are the arguments for either sticking with google/another dns or switching back to plusnet's?

Why not use one of each? That's what I do. Plusnet as primary and Google as a backup.

Bob Pullen
Plusnet Product Team
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Re: My Websites Being Blocked By Plusnet

Due to the way the Plusnet servers are set up there's very little benefit if having two Plusnet servers so Bob's suggestion makes a lot of sense.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
   Why I have left Plusnet (warning: long post!)   
Broadband: Andrews & Arnold Home::1 (FTTC 80/20)
Line rental: Pulse 8 Home Line Rental (£14.40/month)
Mobile: iD mobile (£4/month)