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Old 11-20-2022, 08:54 AM   #1
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Question Downforeveryone problem, anyone else getting?


I was checking to see if a web site was really down or if it were just some oddness on my end. Ages ago I found a web (downforeveryoneorjustme.com) site that checks if another web site is on. So today I used it, or tried to... and the text entry field, where one enters the URL to check, wasn't there. There is a line, but it's just a graphic not a clickable field. Neither the "is", space, line nor "down for everyome" responds to clicks.

picture: click

Is anyone else getting this?

Thank you.

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Old 11-20-2022, 09:00 AM   #2
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I see it too. It's an indication that the page is poisoned with gratuitous javascript. There are a lot of alternative sites which provide a similar service but they too seem poisoned.

There's no legitimate reason for them to require javascript, their whole interface is just an HTML form which sends a single field off to their server(s) for checking. So it is likely that they're now up to some mischief in your web browser.
 
Old 11-20-2022, 09:05 AM   #3
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viewdns.info has a bunch of tools, including "Is My Site Down", which doesn't require JavaScript.

https://viewdns.info/ismysitedown/

(It does include scripts fom Google, Facebook and Twitter, but works with them blocked.)

 
Old 11-20-2022, 10:29 AM   #4
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You could check it yourself, without relying on a website.

Code:
agent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:106.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/106.0"

curl -A "$agent" -Is https://www.linuxquestions.org/robots.txt | head -n1
HTTP/2 200

curl -A "$agent" -Is https://www.shellhacks.com | head -n1
HTTP/2 200

curl -A "$agent" -Is https://www.linuxquestions.org | head -n1
HTTP/2 403
 
Old 11-20-2022, 10:32 AM   #5
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You could check it yourself, without relying on a website.
The advantage of that kind of a web site is that you are checking from another network. However, if you have shell accounts on remote servers, the curl or wget trick would be useful since they would be on another network and, perhaps, in another country or on another continent.
 
Old 11-20-2022, 11:06 AM   #6
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Oh ok.

Code:
agent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:106.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/106.0"

#US
curl -A "$agent" -x 20.106.201.217:5003 -Is https://www.linuxquestions.org/robots.txt
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
content-length: 0

#Poland
curl -A "$agent" -x 185.204.216.70:3128 -Is https://www.linuxquestions.org/robots.txt
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
content-length: 0

#India
curl -A "$agent" -x 134.238.252.143:8080 -Is https://www.linuxquestions.org/robots.txt
HTTP/1.1 200 OK

#France
curl -A "$agent" -x 54.36.239.180:5000 -Is https://www.linuxquestions.org/robots.txt
HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request

#Japan
curl -A "$agent" -x 172.104.80.181:80 -Is https://www.linuxquestions.org/robots.txt
HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request
https://www.proxynova.com/proxy-server-list/

I suppose that one would need to have some assurance of a good proxy.
 
Old 11-20-2022, 06:05 PM   #7
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So many replies, and so many things I did not know about, in such a short time! Thank you all very much.
 
  


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