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Site issues: DNS failure

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Dan, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We have had a failure of our DNS server whcih basically is a 3rd party server that tells your page where to go when you type in the URL.

    It is causing some major headaches for a lot of people including me and Nate.

    :)

    We are working to fix all this by the site will be down or fairly broken for the next few hours if not days.

    Dan
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    and on this. You may be only able to access the site via http://www.silvertails.net and no http://silvertails.net

    this is a bit of a mess at the moment so bare with us
     
  3. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I could get the forum index up earlier, but the link to the individual boards didn't work, all fine at the moment though
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    yeah it will be fixed shrtly

    Nate to teh rescue :)

    The dude deserves a beer! or a thousand
     
  5. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    This is now fixed.

    both
    http:// and http;//www are now pointing in the correct direction now, however we are currently recompiling our server and we may need to make a further alteration, though we now know the fix :)

    Wish us luck
     
  6. OneEyedEagle

    OneEyedEagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hey Dan, I am receiving these errors when I try to post something new or send you a personal message.

    Database Error
    Please try again. If you come back to this error screen, report the error to an administrator. 
     
  7. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    :) lots of errors....I was up until 4 am fixing it
     
  8. Jerry1

    Jerry1 Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand - you have a static IP address right??
    Unless you change the IP the DNS should't change.
    If you haven't got a static IP are you using something like Dyn Dns which takes a bit of time to update?

    Cheers - Jerry
     
  9. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Well yes and no. We were hosted at a shared host. We moved over to our new vps host but kept the dns at the shared host.

    Once everything was running on the new host we started moving the dns to our own nameservers.

    This is where things went wrong the server here had corrupted dns settings. This meant that for some reason the cname for www was not routing correctly. We fixed the alias settings and it all was fixed, however there was a secondary issue where file ownership was not being assigned correctly. In an attempt to fix this I ran an ownership change but missed the ./ and put / which meant every single file in the servers OS and we have OS level access was updated to the wrong user.

    There is no easy fix for this so we had to reset the virtual machine to a virgin state and start again.

    DNS is a. Bitch, the domain part is easy, it's the server part
     
  10. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    I can't believe the speed the site is running at now. Great work Dan.
     
  11. Berkeley_Eagle

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    Having problems on Google Chrome, wont let me log in
     
  12. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Login is now fixed.\

    Jethro just brought it to my attention, it shouldall work.
    You may still get "Ivalid Token" errors, just hit the back button and you will be right. i will fix that next week
     
  13. Zep

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    Google Chrome is wrong in that sentence :p :p
     
  14. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Can't seem to get to the tips.  Keeps telling me to register.  I'm so far behind I don't really care anyway.
     
  15. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Make sure you login via the tips page and not tge forum I had to break the authentication apart.
     
  16. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I had a similar problem to DSM yesterday, would log in then go to put the tips in and I would be logged out

    Took about 4-5 goes to get my tips in
     

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