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.comhttp://220.127.116.11/http://www.whatreallyhappened.comhttp://18.104.22.168/http://www.RussiaToday.comhttp://22.214.171.124/http://www.JapanToday.comhttp://126.96.36.199/http://www.Haaretz.comhttp://188.8.131.52/
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