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Re: has anyone notice this ?

  • From: Scott Francis
  • Date: Mon Jun 30 14:22:56 2003

On Sat, Jun 28, 2003 at 05:24:46PM -0700, vickyr@socal.rr.com said:
[snip]
> It would be easier to troubleshoot if you used a browser that returned
> a meaningful error message.  "The page could not be found" could be just
> about anything.  DNS, routing, broken link, etc.
> ---------------
> vickyr> i even tried the same thing under linux--->mozilla and i get site
> name not found which i believe is less meaningful than ie :)

this strongly suggests a DNS problem to my mind, at least. Have you verified
that DNS is working properly? The one thing that I find myself saying nearly
constantly to folks at work is, "A browser is not much of a diagnostic tool."
Use something that generates a meaningful error message. (use dig(1), `telnet
host 80`, traceroute, etc.) If you have already used these tools, my
apologies; your first post was a little short on details.
-- 
Scott Francis || darkuncle (at) darkuncle (dot) net
      illum oportet crescere me autem minui

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