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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by freestoneangler, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler wa Well-Known Member

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    I have been unable to open the site from home (Comcast) since the website went down a week+ ago. TRACERT shows it getting out to liquidweb.com...but them timing out.

    If any of the forum admin's could help with this, please shoot me a pm -- I can forward the TRACERT log report with details.

    Thanks,
    Bill
     
  2. CharonPDX

    CharonPDX Portland, OR Active Member

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    What operating system are you using?

    If Windows, open a command prompt window (find it in the Start Menu,) and type "ipconfig /flushdns" then hit 'Enter'. After it says "Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache", type "Exit" and hit 'Enter' to close the window.
    If Mac OS, open a terminal window (find it in Applications -> Utilities) and type "dscacheutil -flushcache" then hit 'Enter'. Then go to the 'Terminal' menu and choose 'Quit' to close the window.
     
  3. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    And post back if that worked. Also look up taking a look at your hosts file. If I wasn't on my phone I'd provide instrcuctions like Charon did. Some maleware does other things.

    If you're not blocking ads or something else it should be empty.

    I like helping with this type of stuff. Feel free to pm me and I'll try to help you (may take a day or two due to my work schedule). I've got a background in computing support and network administration.
     
  4. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler wa Well-Known Member

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    I'm using Windows Vista. Site worked falwlessly until the viral e-storm and hack event a couple weeks ago shut the site down for a few days. I will try these and let you know -- thanks!
     
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    edogg Western Washington Active Member

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    I'd also recommend trying a different DNS server from OpenDNS.org. It's an easy change and they have instructions on their website.
     
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    Mutoman North Bend Active Member

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    I believe some IP addresses are still blocked; I had a friend with a similar issue, he could get through using a proxy but when trying through his own IP, he couldn't. I got a message to Joe for him and Joe got it fixed.
     
  7. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler wa Well-Known Member

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    I tried the ipconfig /flushdns -- no change. If anyone knows the site administrator and could get an e-mail to him/her, I'd appreciate it. I have sent a couple e-mails to their mailbox, but no response.

    Thanks
     
  8. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  9. raindog

    raindog Portland, OR Active Member

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    It's probably the firewall on the NWFA server. Lots of web-facing hosts use an automated fireall (like ConfigServer) that blocks IPs based on perceived threats.

    The one on NWFA does not work very well - my home address was blocked for several weeks until I was able to reach Joe.

    That's really your only recourse.