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Problems resolving DNS names all day. DNS attack?

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Doglet
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Problems resolving DNS names all day. DNS attack?

Had problems all day logging onto websites (if I keep hitting refresh I sometimes get through) and cannot log into Playstation Network (Last time they were taken down it was a poison DNS attack).

Managed to check my connection speed with SpeedTest.net and that was fine.

Do you have a poisoned DNS?

Can't seem to find an option to change my routers' DNS to 8.8.8.8 (Google) so looks like I'm stuck with yours. :/

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Andrue
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Re: Problems resolving DNS names all day. DNS attack?


@Doglet wrote:

Do you have a poisoned DNS?


Very unlikely. Quite a bizarre suggestion, really. Were such a thing to actually happen it would be impacting hundreds of thousands of Plusnet customers and this forum would have collapsed under the strain. Instead it seems like a fairly quiet night with most customers happily doing what they want to do, Whatever your problem it would appear to be very localised to you.

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Re: Problems resolving DNS names all day. DNS attack?

I'm sure you can always change the DNS on the PlayStation to one of your own.

Doglet
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Re: Problems resolving DNS names all day. DNS attack?

Just tried to read

https://leaprate.com/2016/04/exness-updates-on-system-status-amid-ddos-attacks/

and got...

The connection has timed out

The server at leaprate.com is taking too long to respond.

The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments.
If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network connection.
If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

Doglet
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Re: Problems resolving DNS names all day. DNS attack?

I've tried changing the DNS on our devices to 8.8.8.8 but it had the same result.

It's everything in the house laptops, phones, consoles.

Which makes me think it's the router, tried rebooting it, but no difference.

If nobody else is having issues maybe the router is dying?

Doglet
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Re: Problems resolving DNS names all day. DNS attack?

LOOK AT THIS!

C:\Users\user>ping www.bbc.co.uk

Pinging www.bbc.net.uk [212.58.244.67] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 212.58.244.67: bytes=32 time=15ms TTL=55
Reply from 212.58.244.67: bytes=32 time=19ms TTL=55
Reply from 212.58.244.67: bytes=32 time=16ms TTL=55
Reply from 212.58.244.67: bytes=32 time=15ms TTL=55

Ping statistics for 212.58.244.67:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 15ms, Maximum = 19ms, Average = 16ms

C:\Users\user>ping www.google.com

Pinging www.google.com [212.56.71.185] with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for 212.56.71.185:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

C:\Users\user>ping www.google.co.uk

Pinging www.google.co.uk [212.56.71.123] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 212.56.71.123: bytes=32 time=13ms TTL=58
Reply from 212.56.71.123: bytes=32 time=14ms TTL=58
Reply from 212.56.71.123: bytes=32 time=14ms TTL=58
Reply from 212.56.71.123: bytes=32 time=14ms TTL=58

Ping statistics for 212.56.71.123:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 13ms, Maximum = 14ms, Average = 13ms

C:\Users\user>ping www.rightmove.co.uk

Pinging www.rightmove.co.uk [213.161.77.102] with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for 213.161.77.102:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

C:\Users\user>ping www.thisismoney.co.uk

Pinging a113.g.akamai.net [212.56.73.34] with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for 212.56.73.34:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),
Terranova667
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Re: Problems resolving DNS names all day. DNS attack?

have you tried using open DNS instead of google it's 208.67.220.220 and 208.67.222.222 see if that helps

Andrue
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Re: Problems resolving DNS names all day. DNS attack?

The web sites at www.rightmove.co.uk and www.thisismoney.co.uk are both fine from what I can see. I'm not sure about Akamai but they are a major player in the streaming and content world so it seems unlikely there is a problem otherwise there'd be a huge fuss about it across the web. So again it seems something fairly local to those experiencing issues.

 

What exchange(s) are those having difficulty connected to?

 

It's worth noting that responding to pings is optional and many sites don't bother. Those that do often treat it as a very low priority task and may not bother if they are busy. I believe that routers also sometimes drop ICMP packets if they are busy. Still - it's rare to see google or the BBC not responding so something odd seems to be affecting some people.

oddbin
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Re: Problems resolving DNS names all day. DNS attack?

Been having the same all day. Just tried to do the fault checker and it times out so started ping and tracert tests on a few addresses, google and BBC being two, and get massive delays or request timed out on all of them. 

 

Moving from Google DNS to OpenDNS servers seems to have fixed the issue. 

Doglet
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Re: Problems resolving DNS names all day. DNS attack?

Yeah, the net is going dark to pings these days it seems Undecided

SpeedTest.JPGConnection speed is fine yet..DSC02373_small.JPG..struggling to log into Playstation Network

Doglet
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Re: Problems resolving DNS names all day. DNS attack?

Just tried the Open DNS settings, on the PS4, but it did not work for me.

Which router do you have? I'm using the Plusnet Hub One, which seems hard wired for Plusnet DNS only :/

oddbin
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Re: Problems resolving DNS names all day. DNS attack?

I did this on my PC by manually changing the settings in my network connection. The One Hub doesn't let you do this AFAIK, had a good look round mine and can't see anything to do this. 

 

My speeds are still wonky mind but that's a story for another day!

Doglet
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Re: Problems resolving DNS names all day. DNS attack?

PlayStation says all their services are up and running, and the Wifi strength on this console is 86-92%, tried manually entering google and Open DNS servers.

So can't understand why I can't connect, was working fine yesterday, everything on default.

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Re: Problems resolving DNS names all day. DNS attack?

Looks like you're on a wireless connection, try a different channel (1 , 6 or 11) or you could try wired.

 

Doglet
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Re: Problems resolving DNS names all day. DNS attack?

Thanks NPR, we've got 3 PS4s, 2 PS3s, 2 XBox Ones, 2 XBox 360's, some wired, some wifi, all effected.

Internet on laptops and phones is hit and miss too. Some web sites works, some are slow, other don't work at all, yet the router is reporting 20down/19up which is the speed it's always been.

It all seemed to start when the router was assigned a new IP address this morning about 10am.

DSC02375_small_PS3.JPGPlaystation 3 says noDSC02377_small_XB360.JPGXBox 360 not a chanceDSC02376_small_XB1.JPGXBox One You shall not pass!