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Old 06-28-2008, 02:52 PM   #1
Ankit Sharma
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Unable to open a particular site (www.yourfilehost.com) from my fedora 7


Hello Sir

I am unable to open a particular site www.yourfilehost.com from my PC .
I cant even ping it and it is not even opening from my Windows XP (as i have got two OS on same laptop).

=> nslookup www.yourfilehost.com
server can't find www.yourfilehost.com: SERVFAIL

=> ping www.yourfilehost.com
ping: unknown host www.yourfilehost.com

I have got dual boot FEDORA 7 as well as WIN XP .

I have broadband(512 kbps). My ISP provide dynamic ISP to my modem to which i connect using pppoe method [I mean i request my modem to connect rather than modem connecting automatically].

Though i am able to open the site using the yourfilehost server's ip address like http://*.*.*.* but this not helps as when i click on any link on that site that link has HYPER of http://www.yourfilehost.com rather than
http://*.*.*.* .

I thanks in advance SIR .
PLZZZZ help me out of this problem .

I a m from INDIA and using BSNL as my ISP.

Thanks again
ANKIT
 
Old 06-28-2008, 03:31 PM   #2
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Please try "dig www.yourfilehost.com" . What does it say? Does adding an entry in /etc/hosts help?
 
Old 06-30-2008, 08:34 AM   #3
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Hello Sir ,

=> dig www.yourfilehost.com
RESULT:
-------------------------------------------------
; <<>> DiG 9.4.0 <<>> www.yourfilehost.com
;; global options: printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: SERVFAIL, id: 20051
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;www.yourfilehost.com. IN A

;; Query time: 13 msec
;; SERVER: 218.248.240.79#53(218.248.240.79)
;; WHEN: Mon Jun 30 05:46:08 2008
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 38

--------------------------------------

Well thanks I do am able to open www.yourfilehost.com after making an entry in /etc/hosts
but still the streaming of videos is not occuring [which is a my major aim.].
Do you got any idea abotu why is it so ??

If you could direct me in some direction I shall be higly grateful .

Thanks
ANKIT
 
Old 06-30-2008, 08:41 AM   #4
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You can use Wireshark to monitor you DNS requests, find out needed domain names and add them all into /etc/hosts . That would somehow solve your problem. What surprises me is that the domain name server you were using returns SERVFAIL to you and correct answer to me. Try specifying some other domain name server in /etc/resolve.conf - nearly each provider runs one, and some of them do allow external queries.
 
Old 07-06-2008, 05:11 AM   #5
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I am unable to access the yourfilehost server as well. It seems that many people are having this problem based on the complaints posted at various websites. Who is your ISP? I'm suscribed to BSNL Dataone. Are they casuing any issue?

I did access the yourfilehost server through IP address, but the flash files and picture files aren't appearing. BTW am running Windows XP.

If its emergency, you may access the server via proxy access websites like gaurdster, kproxy etc.

Last edited by TemporaryGuest; 07-06-2008 at 05:15 AM.
 
Old 07-06-2008, 05:28 AM   #6
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Look at the file /etc/resolv.conf. There is a line that starts with "nameserver", followed by an IP address. Is the IP address that of your router?
 
Old 07-06-2008, 05:31 PM   #7
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the site seems fine
http://img207.imagevenue.com/img.php..._122_167lo.jpg
 
Old 07-07-2008, 03:14 AM   #8
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I'll try adding an entry to the etc\hosts. But can anyone please give the IP address of yourfilehost server? I am neither able to ping, tracert, nslookup, WhoIS the host name.
Is there a good possibility of the IP address getting changed now and then?
 
Old 07-07-2008, 03:46 AM   #9
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The entire reason for DNS is that it eliminates your need to track other systems IP addresses. IP addresses change, and many sites use multiple IP addresses.

Can you respond to my question in post #6 ? My hunch is that the DNS server you are using is problematic..

There are plenty of sites that will perform name lookups: http://www.google.com/search?q=dns%20lookup
 
Old 07-10-2008, 01:03 PM   #10
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I found the culprit. Its my f**king ISP. Yourfilehost is a video sharing website and most of the videos are of adult genre. Since people prefer watching 18+ videos late in the night, the ISP blocks access after 10 PM and then revokes access in the morning. Such a pathetic practise !!
 
Old 07-10-2008, 02:00 PM   #11
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Nice. Now give us your real name, so we can send the porn-police your way. :-)
 
Old 02-01-2009, 04:20 AM   #12
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OK I'm practically computer illiterate and I can't get to yourfilhost. After reading this forum I still have no idea what I'm supposed to do. So I made an account to ask: What exactly do I have to do to get to yourfilehost.com? I was able to access the website fine til yesterday.
 
Old 02-01-2009, 04:53 AM   #13
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http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/yourfilehost.com - isn't site plainly down?
 
Old 02-09-2009, 11:20 AM   #14
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Quote:
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I found the culprit. Its my f**king ISP. Yourfilehost is a video sharing website and most of the videos are of adult genre. Since people prefer watching 18+ videos late in the night, the ISP blocks access after 10 PM and then revokes access in the morning. Such a pathetic practise !!
WHoooooooo your ISP is telling you what to watch and what not to watch are you in China or something! That's discraceful. Change ISP's immediatly if my ISP did that I would drop them faster than lightning. They are an Internet Service Provider (ISP) not a content supplier it goes against what an ISP is!!

Vote with your feet and leave (NOW)

Anyway that's a little rant, glad you found out why
 
  


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