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W3.org hates me

The site never displays in my IE6

   
5:20 pm on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I can't figure it out. W3.org will not display for me. Ever. I'm not sure if there's something set wrong on my machine or what. I don't have problems getting any other site to load, but for weeks now whenever I try to go to W3, I get the good ol' "Cannot find server or DNS Error".

Any ideas as to what's wrong?

5:32 pm on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Did you try other browsers? Opera? Mozilla?
5:34 pm on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Bring up a Command Prompt and type..

ipconfig /flushdns

It should respond by saying "Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache."

Now try going to [w3.org...]

If that still doesn't work then try goint to [18.29.1.34...] (which is the IP address for www.w3.org)

If that works then there is something wrong with your ISPs DNS servers. If it doesn't work then something else weird is going on.

6:28 pm on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Did you try other browsers? Opera? Mozilla?

Don't have Opera on this machine; tried Mozilla, but got time-out errors on connection.

ipconfig /flushdns

successful run, but still no go. Tried surfing just the IP, but still got the cannot find server/ DNS error.

*scratching head...*

9:19 pm on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Can you ping that address?
9:52 pm on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Well

Try with www.w3c.org this is the original direction and it have to work. It use to redirect you to w3.org, but is one thing you can try

one question: are you behind sonme kind of firewall or proxy?

hmmm

another question: have you rewrited the hosts file in your machine?

8:02 pm on Mar 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Can you ping that address?

Nope. "Request timed out."

one question: are you behind sonme kind of firewall or proxy?

Hmmm... not sure. I'm corporate, so naturally the left hand doesn't know how many fingers are on the right. I believe we've firewalled, but don't know.

another question: have you rewrited the hosts file in your machine?

nope

Thanx for all your help & suggestions.

8:17 pm on Mar 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I believe we've firewalled, but don't know.

Do a trace route.

Start Menu -> Run -> cmd -> tracert www.google.com

Then try doing a trace route on w3c's site. See which hop it stops on.

Certain IP addresses are reserved for internal use. I don't remember them off the top of my head but if type the following,

Start Menu -> Run -> cmd -> ipconfig

and tell us what your ip address is maybe someone will know.

If your running through a proxy let the server admins know whats going on. They should be able to fix the problem, unless their just messing with you.

9:00 pm on Mar 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I just tried w3.org and was able to get there, however it took a long time. Tested w3c.org and it came right up. I would suggest using w3c.org.