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BITE_ME!!

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#1 13 years ago

Ok this is totaly unrelated to gaming but I am hoping someone can help me out.....

In my office I needed to reboot my server (Windows NT Server) due to we had a power outage.

I shut down all of the computers, then shutdown the server. Then shutoff the cable modem, Lynksys VOIP router and my Netgear VPN router.

Then I turned on the items in this order: 1. Cable Modem 2. VOIP Router 3. VPN router 4. Server 5. Computers

Ok now here is the strange part where I am having the problems.....

I can see my Skype on my computer and call people via internet I can get to my FTP site using my CuteFTP software My VOIP Vonage phone works I can see/connect to the server and other computers in the office

Now for the issues..... I can not see my email servers (hosted by other company) I can not get Internet explorer to see anything (nor my netscape)

I think when I lost power maybe a setting on the server changed so I maybe lost my DNS lookup....

Anyone have any ideas on what I should do to try and fix this?? omfg.gif




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#2 13 years ago

Do you run Firewalls? You may need to reconfigure what it blocks and what it doesn't. If you can't see a place to unblock HTTP and and POP requests then forward the following ports to see if it works: 25, 80, 109, 110, 220, 443 (if you run an SSL), 520. That should unblock all major ports your setup probably uses. Port 21 must already be open if you can connect to FTP servers.




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#3 13 years ago

OK just an update....After rebootiing everything over and over again yesterday I finally gave up went home and did my work from there.... Then last night we had a bad electical storm and we lost power for 4 hours....when I came into the office I rebooted the system again and now it works....I did not do anything differently then what was done yesterday.....I think the big man upstairs was just feeling the need to screw with Bite_ME!!




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#4 13 years ago

Weird.




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#5 13 years ago
BITE_ME!!I think when I lost power maybe a setting on the server changed so I maybe lost my DNS lookup....

It could well have been DNS related. It's not uncommon for my ISP to mess up it's DNS servers. Spikes from power outages and electrical storms are notorious for frying hardware, especially if a junior techie didn't use clean power for whatever reason. To test DNS, you could use ping. Spot the IP address in red. You won't get this if DNS is knackered (unless you have cached DNS records stored locally)

C:\Documents and Settings\pph>ping google.com

Pinging google.com [[COLOR=Red]216.239.57.99[/COLOR]] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 216.239.57.99: bytes=32 time=168ms TTL=239 Reply from 216.239.57.99: bytes=32 time=171ms TTL=239 Reply from 216.239.57.99: bytes=32 time=168ms TTL=239 Reply from 216.239.57.99: bytes=32 time=165ms TTL=239