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    Quote Originally Posted by Vintagetourer View Post
    The propagation doesn't seem to have reached this part of Australia yet Neil. Probably slowed down by the reverse hemispheric polarity affect which so often gives us angst and causes water to spiral down our plug holes in the reverse direction
    That is because you are in Canberra ... home of the Internet filter

    It made Perth overnight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aushiker View Post

    It made Perth overnight

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    How does that work Andrew if Canberra is closer to California? Perhaps it is our 600 metre elevation Pushing all that CGOAB data uphill must take more pedalling at the server end
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    Still not reaching the site... Wonder what "the big guys" do when they need a DNS change propagated? Microsoft or Apple or one of the big retailers wouldn't just wait...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aushiker View Post
    That is because you are in Canberra ... home of the Internet filter

    It made Perth overnight

    Andrew
    The internet filter has been dropped. Government backflip late this week. Seems Perth is further behind the times than you think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaB View Post
    Still not reaching the site... Wonder what "the big guys" do when they need a DNS change propagated? Microsoft or Apple or one of the big retailers wouldn't just wait...
    I was wondering the same thing.

    Oddly enough in Ottawa yesterday it came through (saturday 10th) but still today in Montreal the 11th it is still out...

    is that resetting dns thing worth figuring out how to do (doesnt mean a thing to me)?

    Ps, when I say "out" I mean it still goes to the page explaining why the site is down.
    Last edited by djb; 11-11-12 at 01:16 PM.

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    Still out as of 1:30pm CST on Sunday, 11/11, in this backwater known as Chicago, IL. Does the browser (Safari 5.0.6) or ISP (AT&T) have any affect?

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    It has just come through here. Canberra Australia. Monday morning Australian Eastern Time.
    I am using Safari. On an iPad.
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    9:10pm CST. The signal has reached Chicago. Yea!

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    Well, I've been intrigued by the problem and have tried a number of things - none have worked.
    To see the propagation around the world go to http://www.viewdns.info/propagation/ and put in "crazyguyonabike.com". Looked like it has reached everywhere but Japan when I checked. An interesting web site to know about, in any event.

    Then I thought maybe I had the wrong info stored on my computer somehow. Deleted all browsing histories, etc. No luck. Found the command " ipconfig/flushdns" which should flush out any dns info stored on the computer. No luck.

    I also changed to google DNS settings Neil suggested. No luck.

    Any other ideas?? (And for the "geographic theorists", I'm in California - the info should have slid down the map from Oregon really quickly!) Guess I just need to be patient.
    Last edited by LindaB; 11-11-12 at 09:21 PM. Reason: update

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaB View Post
    I'm in California - the info should have slid down the map from Oregon really quickly!) Guess I just need to be patient.
    same problem here in china.....hasn't come through yet.

    must be because of our communist governments.

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    No problem in Southern California. I wonder if it has more to do with your ISP?

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    Just tried the site one last time tonight... and there it was! Patience seems to be the answer.
    LindaB in CA

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    I still get a "security warning" advising me not to go to the site... as do most of the people to whom I've sent the link to my most recent trip. Sure wish that would go away!!

    (tried to edit my last post to add this, but it wouldn't "take"...

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    Like a yogurt commercial, Cgoab is now freshly active in Montreal, I wonder if it will rise now?

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    Late afternoon Monday Canberra Australia and CGOAB seems to be down again. Was OK this morning, but not now.
    Graham S

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaB View Post
    I still get a "security warning" advising me not to go to the site... as do most of the people to whom I've sent the link to my most recent trip. Sure wish that would go away!!
    That means you are getting the temporary "website down for maintenance" page which I put up during the move. I couldn't get the ssl certificate to work correctly with the temp server, still not sure why, but that's the reason for the warning you see - your browser thinks the certificate doesn't match the website you're trying to load. I'm really sorry you're still having problems accessing the site. Unfortunately there's not much I can do about it, since these DNS servers are caching the old address and there's no way for me to tell them "Hey here's the new address" - it only happens when they ask for it, I can't actively push it out to them. All I can say for certain is that this WILL eventually resolve itself, the DNS servers will get the new address and then you'll be able to see the site again. But how long it will take any particular DNS server to refresh its cache is anybody's guess.

    In the meantime, if you want to get proactive about it, then the workaround is to change your computer's internet settings to use different DNS servers, e.g. Google runs some at 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 which seem good, they are the ones I use and the address for the server updated quite quickly there (I think it was 12 hours). The procedure for changing DNS servers depends on your platform, but a bit of judicious googling should lead you to tutorials that can take you through it step by step - e.g. search for something like "how to change dns server" and google suggests a bunch of platforms in the dropdown menu. Add your platform to the end of the search, e.g. "how to change dns server windows 7" and you'll find very specific instructions on how to do that.

    Learning how to change dns servers is a useful computer skill to have, since sometimes an ISP's default dns can be rather slow - and slow lookups can make your entire internet experience seem sluggish. Also, if your default DNS server has some issue or is otherwise unavailable, it can be useful to know how to switch to a different one. OpenDNS is another good option (just google it).

    Hope that helps,

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    good news!

    crazyguy is now visible from china!

    bad news!

    crazyguy is blocked by the great firewall. vpn/circumventer required to access

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    Strange things happening

    Wow.
    After the site was back up a day or two ago I was able to access it without problems a few times, then it started redirecting to http://5.9.19.51/ again, so I kind of gave up. Then today it was still not working, so I checked here on bikeforums to see if there were any news, saw all the talk about changing DNS settings, googled that, didn't feel confident enough to undertake anything (I suspect it might cause me additional problems as I'm using a USB internet dongle thing from a German company with an Italian SIM card, sometimes on a eeePC with Ubuntu, sometimes on another eeePC with Windows 7), and then (this is the really strange thing) I go off that help page and try again, and it worked! Unfortunately, after just a couple of pages of successful viewing within CGOAB, it started showing the 5.9.19.51 page again! Weird! Wouldn't you say? Help!
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    P.S.:

    Neil, maybe you can put a redirect order (or whatever) to have http://5.9.19.51/ point to crazyguyonabike.com? I suspect my ignorance and the resulting suggestion is probably making more than one out there laugh. So be it. Anyway, I hope the kobolds of the internet decide to do their thing for me soon! That is, either getting out of the way or coming to fix whatever it is that's hindering things.

    Oh, by the way, I checked on the http://www.viewdns.info/propagation/ and got the following (all of them with a green checkmark except Toronto and Tokyo with red crosses):


    DNS propagation results for crazyguyonabike.com
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    Expected value (discovered direct from the root servers):
    69.59.196.178

    Location Lookup Result Status
    Bangkok, Thailand 69.59.196.178

    Auckland, New Zealand 69.59.196.178

    Gent, Belgium timeout

    Toronto, Canada 208.64.24.170

    Paris, France 69.59.196.178

    Echterdingen, Germany 69.59.196.178

    Arizona, United States 69.59.196.178

    New York, United States 69.59.196.178

    Oklahoma, United States 69.59.196.178

    San Francisco, United States 69.59.196.178

    Washington DC, United States 69.59.196.178

    Melbourne, Australia 69.59.196.178

    Sydney, Australia 69.59.196.178

    Beijing, China 69.59.196.178

    Tokyo, Japan 208.64.24.170

    Monterrey, Mexico 69.59.196.178

    Johannesburg, South Africa 69.59.196.178

    Moscow, Russia 69.59.196.178

    Manchester, United Kingdom 69.59.196.178

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    Quote Originally Posted by ignacioduran View Post
    Wow.
    After the site was back up a day or two ago I was able to access it without problems a few times, then it started redirecting to http://5.9.19.51/ again, so I kind of gave up. Then today it was still not working, so I checked here on bikeforums to see if there were any news, saw all the talk about changing DNS settings, googled that, didn't feel confident enough to undertake anything (I suspect it might cause me additional problems as I'm using a USB internet dongle thing from a German company with an Italian SIM card, sometimes on a eeePC with Ubuntu, sometimes on another eeePC with Windows 7), and then (this is the really strange thing) I go off that help page and try again, and it worked! Unfortunately, after just a couple of pages of successful viewing within CGOAB, it started showing the 5.9.19.51 page again! Weird! Wouldn't you say? Help!
    Ignacio
    I have also found that the CGOAB is alternating between working and not regardless of which device. Hopefully it will stabilise soon.

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    FWIW, it was working yesterday but, this morning, no access from here in New York.

    I get "Error 102 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED): The server refused the connection."

    And http://5.9.19.51/ gives me the "down for maintenance page".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Cyone View Post
    FWIW, it was working yesterday but, this morning, no access from here in New York.

    I get "Error 102 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED): The server refused the connection."

    And http://5.9.19.51/ gives me the "down for maintenance page".
    Same thing further east in New Brunswick, Canada...

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    Still down @10 am in Az with no redirect to the maintenance page.
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    I'm still connecting to the old address for http://www.crazyguyonabike.com of 208.64.24.170 (the old server address)


    I know the new address is 69.59.196.178 so as a web developer I was able to instruct my computer to use the new address when I type http://www.crazyguyonabike.com it now goes to the website.


    If you still cannot see the site (you have not received the new updated address yet) and you want to do it yourself go to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc and copy a file called hosts to your desktop.
    Also copy it somewhere else as a backup.


    You'll see something like this




    # Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp.
    #
    # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
    #
    # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
    # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
    # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
    # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
    # space.
    #
    # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
    # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
    #
    # For example:
    #
    # 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
    # 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host


    127.0.0.1 localhost
    ::1 localhost




    where you see 127.0.0.1 localhost add the following line before it


    69.59.196.178 http://www.crazyguyonabike.com


    it should now look like


    # Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp.
    #
    # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
    #
    # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
    # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
    # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
    # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
    # space.
    #
    # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
    # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
    #
    # For example:
    #
    # 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
    # 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host


    69.59.196.178 http://www.crazyguyonabike.com
    127.0.0.1 localhost
    ::1 localhost


    Save the file on your desktop as "hosts" (this ensures no .txt extension) from notepad, then copy the hosts file back to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc and should work then.


    Unfortunately from a legal viewpoint I have to give the disclaimer that you do this at your own risk and I cannot be held responsible for any actions from anyone following the above advice. If in doubt seek professional advice.


    Also note this change is permament so if the site changes location again you will need to update your hosts file accordingly.

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    Sorry, the server went down AGAIN last night, amazingly due to a completely unrelated software glitch. Rather than explain it all again here, I'll post a link to the thread I just made on crazyguyonabike:

    http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/forum...read_id=421160

    Once again, apologies - it's quite weird that all this would be happening just during my house move. Grrr.

    Neil

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