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Old 05-23-2008, 12:29 PM   #1
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Unhappy Online Dictionary and dict.org


I've been happily using the online dictionary from my SuSE 10.0 system (Office > Database > Online Dictionary) But today when I tried to use it, all it does is timeout. It has never done this before. I have not changed any settings with it either.

When I went to dict.org, the page and database were there and that worked just fine.

So, I wonder what they changed, if anything at all? I can't even get server info from the app. anymore. The port # that is used is: 2628.
 
Old 05-23-2008, 09:54 PM   #2
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I don't think this is a distro problem. I am using Mandriva and I have had this problem for quite a while now. I have not to date been able to find a reason (nor a solution) for this bizzare fault.
 
Old 05-24-2008, 12:16 PM   #3
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Thanks so much, Nexus, I thought I had busted it or something.
Maybe they closed, or changed the port or something?
 
Old 05-24-2008, 04:55 PM   #4
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It's not the port 2628, because it works on my machine using kdict.
Are you sure the port is not closed by a firewall ?
 
Old 05-25-2008, 06:45 AM   #5
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It's not the port 2628, because it works on my machine using kdict.
Are you sure the port is not closed by a firewall ?
I don't know if gymnart has checked, but I can confirm my firewall is not blocking that port. There are no other apps using that port either.
 
Old 05-25-2008, 08:08 PM   #6
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@gymnart: Try testing if your blocking access to port 2628 by installing telnet-client then do as a normal user: telnet dict.org 2628. If you don't connect then something is blocking that port.
 
Old 07-12-2008, 09:33 AM   #7
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...I can confirm my firewall is not blocking that port...
I stand corrected. It seems I didn't quite check my firewall thoroughly enough. On looking again I omitted the outgoing connection settings. I have now rectified this and all is well.
 
Old 07-12-2008, 02:25 PM   #8
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Nexus,
How did you check your firewall for the port blockage? I can ask my husband to check it.
 
Old 07-12-2008, 02:30 PM   #9
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Nexus,
How did you check your firewall for the port blockage? I can ask my husband to check it.
I have a standalone firewall on a separate machine, it's called Smoothwall. Have him check the outgoing connections on your firewall. Which is it that you are using?
 
Old 07-12-2008, 03:51 PM   #10
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It's fixed now. Yes, it was the router settings.
 
  


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