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FR's new IP address
Chuck | 21st June | Chuck

Posted on 06/21/2010 12:21:21 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out

Probably not many people noticed, but FR changed its IP address over the weekend, from 209.157.64.201 to 209.157.64.200.

I only noticed because I had hard coded the address to my HOSTS file.

I just wanted to remind the admins that there are many links to 209.157.64.201 out there. Search any search engine for site:209.157.64.201 to see.


TOPICS: Free Republic; Technical
KEYWORDS: dns; faq; fr; frnewip; frsnewip; ip

1 posted on 06/21/2010 12:21:21 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: Admin Moderator

I would ping Admin_Technical, but I don’t think such an account exists!

So, ping..

http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3A209.157.64.201


2 posted on 06/21/2010 12:23:43 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Related to the outage this morning?


3 posted on 06/21/2010 12:25:34 AM PDT by MrShoop
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To: MrShoop

I don’t know. It seemed out to me for about 24 hours, but that’s because I had the wrong IP address in my HOSTS file.


4 posted on 06/21/2010 12:27:46 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
Wow...8 million page views per month....


5 posted on 06/21/2010 12:31:52 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
You were saying ...

Probably not many people noticed, but FR changed its IP address over the weekend, from 209.157.64.201 to 209.157.64.200.

I've seen both of them used over the years. Originally it was 209.157.64.200 and then it was 209.157.64.201 for a while. And apparently now it's back to the original again.

That's why there are DNS servers out there, so you don't have to use IP numbers ... LOL ...

Just stick to http://www.freerepublic.com/ as that's the way you're supposed to use it so you don't run into problems like you've just mentioned ... :-)

6 posted on 06/21/2010 12:33:15 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
Try this ... though ... :-)

Google search for 209.157.64.200

Hoo-boy! there are a lot there, too ... :-)

7 posted on 06/21/2010 12:39:37 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

FR is moving like its using an old 286 Tandy with 1meg of ram as for a server.


8 posted on 06/21/2010 12:53:29 AM PDT by NoLibZone (Liberals are right. The AZ situation is like Nazi Germany. Mexico is Germany and Arizona is Poland)
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To: Star Traveler

True - I didn’t know about that. They should both be active then!

I often see 201 come up in searches though - I don’t think I’ve ever seen 200


9 posted on 06/21/2010 12:53:53 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

I’ve seen it flip back and forth between those two numbers, it’s not even funny ... :-)

I’m not exactly sure why it does, but I’m suspecting it has something to do with a DOS attack... and that’s why it’s switched at times ... but I could be way off on that idea, so don’t take it as something authoritative ... :-)


10 posted on 06/21/2010 1:14:31 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

When I ping www.freerepublic.com it resolved to 209.157.64.201 and it time out.

You meant you hardcoded \Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts or Apple and Linux /etc/hosts

added line

209.157.64.200 www.freerepublic.com

?


11 posted on 06/21/2010 1:14:38 AM PDT by hamboy
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To: hamboy

Yes. I’ve had it on 201 for over a year. I thought because there were links out there to 201, it would be permanent


12 posted on 06/21/2010 1:23:58 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
That's cool!  8-)

I always modify HOSTS file to block unwanted parasites and even banner ads whether I'm using Apple or Linux or the most insecure Microsoft Windows.  See http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm.
13 posted on 06/21/2010 2:04:28 AM PDT by hamboy
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Two or multiple IPs are usually for redundancy, since DNS will resolve them if you don’t hardcode it. Sometimes one of the IPs may be used for cashing or CDN servers, such as sometimes different IPs used for www.freerepublic.com and freerepublic.com

Try pinging yahoo.com and www.yahoo.com and you’ll see the difference.


14 posted on 06/21/2010 2:25:59 AM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

It’s all Greek to me. Just happy to know I wasn’t going crazy. Was beginning to have withdrawal symptoms when I couldn’t get on yesterday! Glad it’s back to normal today!


15 posted on 06/21/2010 2:54:37 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: CutePuppy
used for cashing s/b used for caching
16 posted on 06/21/2010 2:56:29 AM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: FES0844

I wondered if Obama was testing his new “kill switch” toy.


17 posted on 06/21/2010 3:15:56 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Dems vetted Alvin Greene as well as they did Obama. "Republican plant" aka "blame Bush")
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

I was wondering that also.


18 posted on 06/21/2010 3:22:51 AM PDT by djf
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To: NoLibZone

I don’t know about that, but my old C64 just went missing.


19 posted on 06/21/2010 3:23:48 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

I’m so low tech, I don’t save host numbers. I just save the addy to my favorites.


20 posted on 06/21/2010 3:28:50 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

You’ve hit upon part of FR’s unique presence in the online world. I’ve had posts or replies turn up on Google in less than a minute.

We could sway Google Trends all by our lonesome, if we cared to do so, not to mention routine searches. Already do, actually, but it’s not likely to have been a conscious thing with most.

Politicians who are unloved here just have to hate it. Watch certain trolls, and certain trollish FReepers, repeatedly namedrop combined with obvious combinations of keywords like mad whenever things are coming to a head. It happens on both pro and con.


21 posted on 06/21/2010 3:33:12 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

“sway Google Trends all by our lonesome, if we cared to do so”

See here:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2512697/posts

In 15 minutes after the post, which included a link to search google for ‘obama social security number’, ‘obama social security number’ went from 7th to 3rd top search. It had been 7th for a long time.


22 posted on 06/21/2010 3:51:41 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Do you understand the recent troubles at FR, as far as pages coming up blank? I’m occasionally able to get around it by clearing cache, history and cookies.

Maybe I’ve got a vivid imagination, but it seems to happen whenever a particularly damning topic begins to get attention on FR.


23 posted on 06/21/2010 3:58:15 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

No I haven’t been seeing any pages come up blank.

I saw one woman complain that she was getting garbled text. That sounded very strange.


24 posted on 06/21/2010 4:05:04 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Prior to yesterday’s protracted absence, that was the most frequent form of “outage” in my experience, having happened at least four times over the month prior.


25 posted on 06/21/2010 4:15:59 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

I think some of the most controversial recent topics were the Arizona lawsuit from Obama, the organization of landowners forming up like a state militia in Arizona for border security, and the censorship of unsavory news coming out of the Gulf of the massive killoff of marine life both in the water and the air.


26 posted on 06/21/2010 5:48:26 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


27 posted on 06/21/2010 5:52:47 AM PDT by gunnyg (Surrounded By The Enemy Within--~ Our "Novembers" Are Behind Us...If Ya Can Grok That!)
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To: Dallas59

And just imagine what we could do if only a small percentage contributed a measly 10 dollars a month on automatic payment plan.


28 posted on 06/21/2010 6:27:04 AM PDT by mel
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To: Dallas59; All

Btw, a little off topic....but I always wondered how one can see how many “views” an individual thread gets?

Thanks!


29 posted on 06/21/2010 7:51:48 AM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; Brad's Gramma

Here’s the reason you couldn’t connect...


30 posted on 06/21/2010 11:36:12 AM PDT by HiJinx (I can see November from the rocker on my front porch...)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

I often just do google search for FR, figure it helps bump it up in google search software.


31 posted on 06/21/2010 12:32:33 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

One of our primary servers crashed. We now have the main system running on a secondary server until John repairs or replaces the one that fried. We have several servers at FR all performing various functions. Each server has its own IP address so that’s why you may now be seeing a different IP. It was not a DOS attack. Nothing nefarious. Just a hardware crash. We usually have two servers serving web pages and two serving the database and others doing various tasks. Usually a server going off line wouldn’t crash the entire system but this time it did and John had a bit of a problem getting it all running again.


32 posted on 06/21/2010 12:38:26 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: Dallas59

Don’t know where those stats are from but we get well over a million page views per day average.


33 posted on 06/21/2010 12:44:00 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: Jim Robinson
Web Traffic Spy

Looks like they aren't very good spies then. Did a search on the IP addy and this was one of the results. Looks like they don't refresh the info.
34 posted on 06/21/2010 1:17:22 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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book marked


35 posted on 06/21/2010 1:23:27 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Sometimes you have to go to dark places to get to the light....)
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To: Jim Robinson; chuck_the_tv_out

Currently, freerepiblic.com (.200) works, and the fried server www.freerepublic.com (.201) is out of commission. If there is a way to tell people (on “alternative” sites?) to remove www. they won’t have to go through FR withdrawal.

If you use a front load balancer / failover switch for both servers, that may prevent “outages” for some users, but probably will slow things down since only one server will be in use until second server is back online.


36 posted on 06/21/2010 4:06:31 PM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

If you do an NSLookup on www.freerepublic.com you’ll see that both the .200 and .201 addresses come up. This means that either one can respond to hits on that name. For some reason both servers went down. One of them appears to still be down, and since you had it hard-coded in your hosts file, it couldn’t work on the other one once it became available again. It wasn’t a change in IP addresses.


37 posted on 06/21/2010 4:15:43 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: hamboy

Nice link - thanks


38 posted on 06/21/2010 4:17:29 PM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?area=dam&lang=eng)
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To: HiJinx

When I couldn’t get in and all of you could, I remembered that new IP addresses took a while to go out and come back and work. But, when my laptop worked and desktop did not, I thought maybe I was crazy.

Very, very late I googled and saw the #s and tried them. The got me to FR, BUT would not allow me to log in.

I am in now.....hope it holds up. Thanks for the help/ping.


39 posted on 06/21/2010 4:44:28 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

I thought something might be going on.

I was having trouble getting onto FR a couple of nights ago. In troubleshooting, I could reach FR from my work computer, but not from my home machine.

From work, I pinged FR’s domain, and received an address in the reply. I then minimized my RDP session to get back onto my home computer, and typed http://(ip address), and got right on. I then knew it was a DNS issue of some sort. I flushed the DNS cache on my home machine, and all has been well since.


40 posted on 06/22/2010 6:53:22 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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