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 Post subject: DNS - Heads Up
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:37 am 
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Over the past couple of weeks, many of my regularly visited web sites have been
"unavailable" due to DNS (Domain Name Server) not being able to resolve the IP addresses.

I have been hearing lots of people in chat rooms recently complaining of similar problems.

This morning, when I could not even reach "Russia Today" (http://www.rt.com) from North Carolina, USA . . .

. . . my "spidey sense" started tingling.

When I went out to the InterNIC website to do a manual search and their "Whois" function was not working properly, my "spidey sense" definitely went into "overdrive".

I recommend that everyone take the time to find the IP addresses for your most visited web sites, . .. especially those of the "alternative News" variety and put them in a safe place.

A quick and easy way to take out people's ability to use the Internet without taking the Internet down would be to disable or corrupt DNS (Domain Name Server). When I was working with the Military, CIA, NSA, etc., we always set up our networks with hard IP address info rather than relying on DNS.

Since the InterNIC site is currently giving bogus data . . . I used "PagesInventory" (http://www.pagesinventory.com) as a backup. It seems to be giving accurate data, although it was unable to resolve of few of my standard sites.

Here are a few IP addresses you might want to keep handy . .. just in case.

http://www.Rys2Sense.com
http://23.23.196.110/

http://www.whatreallyhappened.com
http://173.236.29.251/

http://www.RussiaToday.com
http://62.213.111.201/

http://www.JapanToday.com
http://108.166.65.155/

http://www.Haaretz.com
http://192.118.72.48/

"Be Prepared"
- The Boy Scout Motto

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 Post subject: Re: DNS - Heads Up
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:07 pm 
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blackbird wrote:
Over the past couple of weeks, many of my regularly visited web sites have been
"unavailable" due to DNS (Domain Name Server) not being able to resolve the IP addresses.

I have been hearing lots of people in chat rooms recently complaining of similar problems.

This morning, when I could not even reach "Russia Today" (http://www.rt.com) from North Carolina, USA . . .

. . . my "spidey sense" started tingling.

When I went out to the InterNIC website to do a manual search and their "Whois" function was not working properly, my "spidey sense" definitely went into "overdrive".

I recommend that everyone take the time to find the IP addresses for your most visited web sites, . .. especially those of the "alternative News" variety and put them in a safe place.

A quick and easy way to take out people's ability to use the Internet without taking the Internet down would be to disable or corrupt DNS (Domain Name Server). When I was working with the Military, CIA, NSA, etc., we always set up our networks with hard IP address info rather than relying on DNS.

Since the InterNIC site is currently giving bogus data . . . I used "PagesInventory" (http://www.pagesinventory.com) as a backup. It seems to be giving accurate data, although it was unable to resolve of few of my standard sites.

Here are a few IP addresses you might want to keep handy . .. just in case.

http://www.Rys2Sense.com
http://23.23.196.110/

http://www.whatreallyhappened.com
http://173.236.29.251/

http://www.RussiaToday.com
http://62.213.111.201/

http://www.JapanToday.com
http://108.166.65.155/

http://www.Haaretz.com
http://192.118.72.48/

"Be Prepared"
- The Boy Scout Motto

peace.


How do you find the IP address of a website?


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 Post subject: Re: DNS - Heads Up
 Post Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:36 am 
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thanks i would add antiwar too

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 Post subject: Re: DNS - Heads Up
 Post Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:26 am 
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How to find:

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Run

cmd [enter]

ping antiwar.com

********** Results ************

C:\Documents and Settings\mo>ping antiwar.com

Pinging antiwar.com [72.3.135.33] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 72.3.135.33: bytes=32 time=94ms TTL=48
Reply from 72.3.135.33: bytes=32 time=92ms TTL=48
Reply from 72.3.135.33: bytes=32 time=107ms TTL=48
Reply from 72.3.135.33: bytes=32 time=100ms TTL=48

Ping statistics for 72.3.135.33:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 92ms, Maximum = 107ms, Average = 98ms

********** Notes *********

Sometimes multiple sites are hosted on the same IP, and that will stop you from accessing the site when DNS is down. So test the IP before it goes down to make sure that's just how it behaves.


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 Post subject: Re: DNS - Heads Up
 Post Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:30 am 
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i just posted this thread on WRH

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 Post subject: Re: DNS - Heads Up
 Post Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:00 am 
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Mr. Michael Rivero of "What Really Happened" just posted this on his WRH site in reference to this DNS thread:

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"This only works if the website is configured for a single IP. For a server serving multiple domains, they use virtual naming to get around the lack of IPs n umbers (now fixed with IPSEC) but unless your domain is configured for standalone, using the IP does not get to the actual website. Anti-Ceocons appears to be okay, but RT.com does now work using the IP. Ha’aratez does, and Japan today does."


This was my response:

Quote:
Mr. Rivero writes:

"This only works if the website is configured for a single IP. . .
. . . but RT.com does now (not?) work using the IP."

This is correct about IP mapping to multiple domains in IPv4. Network Address Translation (NAT) and Network Address Port Translation (NAPT) complicate the matter a bit as well.

When I tested the "Russia Today" address before posting yesterday (05 Sept 12), the 62.213.111.201 address worked for me.

However, today when I was unable to reach "Russia Today" I was instead redirected to an apparently bogus "facade" page claiming to be the RT news site. I tried to manually put in the IP address, but this "trick" no longer worked. Even with the IP address that worked yesterday, I still hit the imitation site.

I cleared out my "memory cache" to delete all locally resolved addresses, but the results were the same.

I will have to ponder this one over another cup of coffee or two.

peace.



Is anyone else having problems getting to the REAL "Russia Today" news site?

peace.


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 Post subject: Re: DNS - Heads Up
 Post Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:01 am 
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I have not had any of these problems but I am also n Japan.

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 Post subject: Re: DNS - Heads Up
 Post Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:38 am 
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Thanks OP, been getting problems as well. Seems totally random wehn it works and not


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