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22.April.2009

Goldwave’s DNS is down.

Filed under: Uncategorized — dewdude @ 9.50.pm

UPDATE (4/25): Chris over at Goldwave knew about the problems, it appears there was a snafu with DNS authority changes. The problem went away yesterday (or even late thursday night) and things are working normally.

It appears the dns in charge of goldwave.ca has gone AWOL. The domain isn’t even close to expiring and I haven’t really bothered digging as to seeing just wtf happened. But here’s the work around.

If you don’t already know how to edit your OS’s hosts file, then google for it, because that’s what we’re going to do. If you already do, then you’ve probably figured out just what to do. For those that don’t, the HOSTS file baiscally defines a set of names and the address associated with it, bypassing any DNS queries. By telling your OS what goldwave.ca is, it doesn’t even bother looking it up and through the magic of http headers that virtual domains, it’ll work just as it did.

69.49.101.51 is what goldwave.ca normally resolves to.

Goldwave.com and goldwaving.com are unaffected, but forums are located on .ca

[dewdude@jaybsd /usr/home/dewdude]$ dig goldwave.ca

; <<>> DiG 9.4.2 <<>> goldwave.ca
;; global options: printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: SERVFAIL, id: 431
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;goldwave.ca. IN A

;; Query time: 45 msec
;; SERVER: 192.168.1.1#53(192.168.1.1)
;; WHEN: Wed Apr 22 21:56:58 2009
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 29

(192.168.1.1 is my router which has built in DNS resolution forwarding to my ISP’s DNS – local box)

-and-

dewdude@119:~$ host goldwave.ca
goldwave.ca A record not found, server failure

(I’m not sure what DNS that machine uses)

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