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DNS issues with www.filehosting.com

disfroot
Grafter
Posts: 224
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Registered: 28-04-2008

DNS issues with www.filehosting.com

I tried to use a link posted to me by Cisco for some GPL source they deposited at www.filehosting.com
I have had intermittent trouble getting to this site all evening.
The DNS at Plusnet  fails to resolve www.filehosting.com
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[tt]
C:\Documents and Settings\user>dig www.filehosting.com
; <<>> DiG 9.3.2 <<>> www.filehosting.com
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: SERVFAIL, id: 506
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;www.filehosting.com.          IN      A
;; Query time: 46 msec
;; SERVER: 212.159.6.9#53(212.159.6.9)
;; WHEN: Wed Jan 25 22:58:52 2012
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 37
[/tt]
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The DNS at OpenDNS resolves it OK,
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[tt]
C:\Documents and Settings\user>dig @208.67.222.222 www.filehosting.com
; <<>> DiG 9.3.2 <<>> @208.67.222.222 www.filehosting.com
; (1 server found)
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 1293
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;www.filehosting.com.          IN      A
;; ANSWER SECTION:
www.filehosting.com. ;   0      IN      A      67.215.66.132
;; Query time: 156 msec
;; SERVER: 208.67.222.222#53(208.67.222.222)
;; WHEN: Wed Jan 25 22:59:51 2012
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 53
[/tt]
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but my browser isn't failing over to use OpenDNS, even though the Plusnet DNS seems to be returning an error code (SERVFAIL)
Is this the right error code ? And why isn't the IP in the Plusnet DNS in the first place ?

2 REPLIES
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Registered: 31-07-2007

Re: DNS issues with www.filehosting.com

sure its not .org? quick google doesn't find filehosting.com but filehosting.org
Unvalued customer since 2001 funding cheap internet for others / DSL/Fibre house move 24 month regrade from 8th May 2017
disfroot
Grafter
Posts: 224
Thanks: 6
Registered: 28-04-2008

Re: DNS issues with www.filehosting.com

ugh - hells bells. Yes, it's .org.
Sorry - carry on...