DNS issues June 23, 2002 8:27 PM   Subscribe

www.metafilter.com is working for me, but metafilter.com (sans www) is not.
posted by Neale to Bugs at 8:27 PM (12 comments total)

I'm having the same problem.
I thought metafilter was down all weekend, because I'm too lazy to type www.
posted by j at 8:39 PM on June 23, 2002

There are two things it could be:

First option: your DNS server, whatever it is, had a cache of metafilter.com that predates the root server getting an update on the metafilter.com domain, but did not have a cached entry for www.metafilter.com. Thus, whenever you look up metafilter.com, you get the old entry, but when you look up www.metafilter.com, you get the new entry. Once the TTL (time-to-live) for the metafilter.com entry expires, it'll update it and be correct again.

Second option: the new DNS servers don't support root addresses (addresses that live at the root of a domain name), for whatever reason.
posted by delfuego at 8:47 PM on June 23, 2002

www.metafilter.com wasn't working for me all weekend. Only now is it working.
posted by SisterHavana at 10:48 PM on June 23, 2002

Same here --- metafilter.com was down, as was metatalk.metafilter.com
posted by nathan_teske at 12:12 AM on June 24, 2002

Look two frontpage posts down....
posted by mkelley at 6:01 AM on June 24, 2002

www.metafilter.com is working for me, but metafilter.com (sans www) is not.

Same was true for me yesterday afternoon, but today it seems fine.
posted by mattpfeff at 8:46 AM on June 24, 2002

Neither worked for me all weekend and all day today.
posted by Fat Buddha at 11:15 AM on June 24, 2002

Metafilter works fine, but my little cardboard pine tree has gone past it's best. Everyone stay out of my bathroom.
posted by dong_resin at 1:07 PM on June 24, 2002

Working now.
posted by Neale at 10:21 PM on June 24, 2002

Also, irc.metafilter.com resolves to www instead of (the currently kaput) irc.turlyming.com. Is this a permanent change to the zone, or just that zoneedit.com doesn't have the complete data? Or is #mefi supposed to curl up and die now?
posted by majick at 5:33 PM on June 25, 2002

i assume that matt is using wildcard DNS settings with zoneedit - so, www/irc/whatever.metafilter.com would naturally point to www. when this is resolved, #mefi and #blogirc will be back ... and i will finally get email again.
posted by chrish at 6:16 PM on June 25, 2002

Thanks, chrish! Hell of a backhoe day, isn't it? I go nuts when my link dies for a day or so; dealing with a multiday outage must be pretty irritating even if it is due to an "act of Tonka."
posted by majick at 8:06 PM on June 25, 2002

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