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torker
03-06-2006, 05:04 PM
Was it just somekind of date malfunction or did Adrian screw it up? http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Joel
03-06-2006, 05:11 PM
The forum went down and the date was not reset when it was brought back up.

Evan
03-06-2006, 05:26 PM
The server probably lost power and when it came back up it set the date to the BIOS default. The operating system uses this to determine the date for the application software such as the BBS.

There is no excuse for this. My servers went down for a short while this past weekend because of a power failure. They restart automatically and restart all applications too. Before they do that they check the time and date automatically with NIST and once every hour after that so the time is always correct to the second. The software is free and so is the service. The capability is integrated into Windows as well but must be properly configured, once only.

As I said, no excuse.

Evan
03-06-2006, 05:28 PM
See here:

http://tf.nist.gov/service/its.htm

Mike Burdick
03-06-2006, 08:22 PM
Russ,

It's all Adrain's fault! He posted this lame excuse on his forum "...a big tree took down a main power line in my neighborhood..." but we all know he just said that in order to bring attention to his "deed".

Coincidence? Hmmmmm...you be the judge.

http://www.bbssystem.com/viewtopic.php?t=728

wierdscience
03-06-2006, 08:31 PM
It was D.Thomas's fault! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//eek.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//eek.gifEverything was fine until he posted here http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

thistle
03-07-2006, 09:17 AM
I hate to admit it ,but ever since i have been taking apart and fixing my horizontal mill and playing with rewiring ect both forums have been going haywire.

I am begining to think that my(English) mill probably had a deposit of Lucas electrical controls that have some how taken over the internet.

I hate to think what is going to happen when i clean out the coolant tank and get the coolant pump going.

Norman Atkinson
03-07-2006, 01:02 PM
So ,Thistle, it is your control of the Bermuda Triangle!

Always wondered- mutter, mutter!

Norm

uute
03-07-2006, 01:18 PM
Adrian!!

Burst my Bubble!

Figured it was my fault - that's usually a safe assumtion! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

[This message has been edited by uute (edited 03-07-2006).]

Milacron of PM
03-07-2006, 03:05 PM
Simply a matter of major disturbances in the 'Machinist Forum Force' over the weekend.

Forum smoke has been reinstalled in both venues and are good to go now.

PM is now with new server, terrabytes of reserve smoke, hittin on all 12 cylinders !

http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

rklopp
03-07-2006, 04:06 PM
I'm still suffering proxy server issues when trying to reach PM from within my employer's intranet. I can get it from home on ComCast (my ISP). When I hit PM from my desk here at work, I get the "Click lathe to enter" then a blank page. This must be what crack withdrawal is like.

Fasttrack
03-07-2006, 05:10 PM
"Forum smoke has been reinstalled in both venues and are good to go now."

LOL! Yeah they really need to do a better job sealing up electronic appliances. It doesnt take too long before all the smoke leaks out of them. I just let the smoke out of an old motor the other day...rats.

torker
03-07-2006, 06:39 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Mike Burdick:
Russ,

It's all Adrain's fault! He posted this lame excuse on his forum "...a big tree took down a main power line in my neighborhood..." but we all know he just said that in order to bring attention to his "deed".

Coincidence? Hmmmmm...you be the judge.

http://www.bbssystem.com/viewtopic.php?t=728

</font>
Mike...I KNEW it was him! Everything pointed to 3phase.
Now I'm wondering...are him and DT in cahoots? Messin with us all http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

TECHSHOP
03-07-2006, 07:23 PM
I thought some wisecracker posted a picture of a wrecked snowplow. Signed it Three Phase Light Bulb. I guess he just needed a few years time to correct and test the the design, and fix his truck.

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Today I will gladly share my experience and advice, for there no sweeter words than "I told you so."

Milacron of PM
03-08-2006, 12:06 AM
RK, did you try the below cure ? Worked for me. 5 days after redirecting DNS my cable ISP was still bringing up the old server. Only way I could see PM on the new server was my dialup ISP, until I did the below.

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For those having DNS problems you can update your hosts file, located in WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC directory. Ad an entry that looks like this

207.158.22.61 www.practicalmachinist.com (http://www.practicalmachinist.com)

This will take care of your DNS issues as your machine hits the local host file first

Evan
03-08-2006, 01:51 AM
For XP Start&gt;Run&gt;cmd (in the command line box)&gt;click Ok

At the DOS prompt type ipconfig /flushdns

Press Enter and then close the DOS window.

This flushes the XP DNS cache.

madman
03-08-2006, 02:10 AM
Aliens...

Norman Atkinson
03-08-2006, 02:47 AM
Clear as the driven slush.

N

ulav8r
03-08-2006, 09:06 AM
Don, I tried that (====================================
For those having DNS problems you can update your hosts file, located in WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC directory. Ad an entry that looks like this

207.158.22.61 www.practicalmachinist.com (http://www.practicalmachinist.com)

This will take care of your DNS issues as your machine hits the local host file first
), it did not work. Using Windows 2000, Evan's solution doesn't apply.

Evan
03-08-2006, 09:24 AM
just type the IP address 207.158.22.61 in the address bar of your browser. That will take you there.

Milacron of PM
03-08-2006, 09:32 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">just type the IP address 207.158.22.61 in the address bar</font>

Before the old server was shut down, using 207.158.22.61 would indeed get you there, but everytime you tried to log in it would take you back to the old server...so almost a moot point. But now that the old server is closed down (as of Monday, 3/6, supposedly), hopefully that isn't an issue.

ulav8r
03-08-2006, 10:09 AM
quote:
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just type the IP address 207.158.22.61 in the address bar
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Before the old server was shut down, using 207.158.22.61 would indeed get you there, but everytime you tried to log in it would take you back to the old server...so almost a moot point. But now that the old server is closed down (as of Monday, 3/6, supposedly), hopefully that isn't an issue.

It is still an issue. 207.158.22.61 takes me to a picture of a lathe. Click on the lathe and I get a "Page can not be found" screen. Tried changing the host file and that did not work either. This is on my computer at work where I used to access that bulletin board 5 days a week. It is a Windows 2000 system.

Evan
03-08-2006, 10:54 AM
Ask your sys admin to flush the cache on the gateway. Of course that may not be wise if you aren't supposed to be accessing that sort of content from work.

rklopp
03-08-2006, 12:01 PM
Evan,
I think you've nailed the problem. Somewhere between me and the Internet there's a DNS cache with all the old URL-&gt;IP resolutions, which are now invalid. Wiping my machine's DNS cache didn't fix the problem. I can fake my way into PM by entering http://207.158.22.61/cgi-bin/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi but I get no Avatars, and as soon as I click a forum, I'm back to the "Page not found" situation. I've got to get Paul (local Sys Admin) to wipe the cache for me.
Rich

Norman Atkinson
03-08-2006, 02:17 PM
Entered 207.158.22.61 and got the choice of a mere 1.5 million plus options.
entered the new stuff and Error 404 came up again.

"Art thou weary, art thou languid, art thou sore distressed?"

And that?

N

rklopp
03-08-2006, 03:04 PM
Wiping the local DNS cache (gateway cache) fixed it.