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Mannn why am I blocked from my site?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by DRE, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    I cleared my cache in firefox and chrome, flushed my dns on windows command prompt on my pc and flushed my dns in terminal of my imac and unplugged both my modem and router for two minutes

    Still can't get on the site. It won't pull up.

    I was able to view my site from the phone

    Background. Was working on this: http://xenforo.com/community/resources/better-blogs.1055/

    So I had to play around with the site's dns entries and stuff to see if I could get vanity urls working Ex. http://username.8thos.com

    Well anyway, now I can't get in the site but everyone else can. My host claims my IP isn't blocked.

    Could they be wrong?
     
  2. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    Yes and no.

    Probably their DNS server cannot translate your site's IP.
    Can you ask someone from the same ISP if they can see your site.
    Big ISP's have more than one DNS server so the answer can be that they can see.
    Provided you have a dynamic IP address from your ISP, switch off your router for a few minutes then on.
     
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  3. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Yeah it's definitely Mediacom then. They have a history of sucking. My host told me to try this: https://developers.google.com/speed/public-dns/docs/using
     
  4. BenForum

    BenForum Active Member

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  5. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Ah yes I remember this from my last job when I used to work at lame ass Clearwire but I never configured anyone's DNS settings. I could've... but I didn't.
     
  6. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Oh screw all that having to sign up mess. Maybe later. I'll just try Google instead.
     
  7. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    Can you use your phone with Wi-Fi from your modem/router?
    Try it.
    Can you see your site? You should not be able to see it.
     
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  8. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Ah yes... looks like I was using the cellular network. Wasn't paying attention. I'm very sleepy. But yeah... definitely my DNS.

    Anyway I followed Google's directions and I can view my site now YAAAY!!!!
     
  9. Jeremy P

    Jeremy P Well-Known Member

    There is a link to skip signup..
    https://store.opendns.com/setup/
     
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  10. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Thanks but I'll pass. My host said ' OpenDNS does some filtration which can cause odd issues that are near impossible to track down without the experience doing so.'
     
  11. Jeremy P

    Jeremy P Well-Known Member

    Fair enough. Never had a problem though, used them since 2008.
     
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  12. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Hmmm...
     
  13. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Google said their DNS is faster.
     
  14. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    They have fast servers to serve you and serve themselfs to store all your browsing history.
     
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  15. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    True lol Guess I'll give OpenDNS a shot then.
     
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  16. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    Wait for a few days,your ISP's DNS server might catch up with the changes.
    or...Can you ask them to give you a new IP address?
     
  17. Jeremy P

    Jeremy P Well-Known Member

    They're pretty good. If their DNS cache is ever stale for a domain of yours you can purge it here: http://www.opendns.com/support/cache/
     
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  18. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Nah my browsing of some pages (not all) has been slow but now its faster. Never using their DNS again.
     
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  19. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    I would not recommend OpenDNS

    Hijack search results
    Random Redirects
    Hacking ---- Their security is highly lacking
    Random ad injection

    A few other thoughts come to mind, but those are the key points.
     
  20. Jeremy P

    Jeremy P Well-Known Member

    1. They only 'hijack' search results because typing searches into the address bar isn't properly implemented in your browser to pass searches to search engines. No such hijacking in Chromium.
    2. Never had a random redirect.
    3. Never seen them have security trouble, on the contrary: http://www.opendns.com/technology/dnscrypt/
    4. Never seen any ad injected on a page.
    To each his own but as far as public DNS goes I would figure Google to be worse considering their business model is around profiting off data they collect from you. *Not saying OpenDNS doesn't collect data from queries but I can't really see them building a better profile of you than Google, and anyone concerned with that should be using a VPN anyways.
     

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