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M$ anti *nix maybe?

Unread postby Shtoink » Sun Feb 02, 2003 10:46 pm

I used to be able to check my hotmail accounts from my SGI box until about 2 days ago. I can hit just about any other M$ page but that one... and the windows update page for obvious reasons. I still have a few hotmail accounts left over from ages ago. They are mostly spam holes, but one in particular I use fairly regularly.

No matter what browser I try to use it gives me errors that the name cannot be resolved.

Anyone else getting this issue? My wifes machine (*shudders* running XP) can connect to it no problem, which leads me to believe the 'ol Billy may have some power stuggles going on, or I could just be an idiot... Who knows, either are both plausible reasons.

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Re: M$ anti *nix maybe?

Unread postby nekonoko » Sun Feb 02, 2003 10:59 pm

I don't have a Hotmail account so I can't be sure ... but I can bring up the login page just fine on an SGI:

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Unread postby Shtoink » Sun Feb 02, 2003 11:32 pm

Must be a weird problem on my machine then...

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Unread postby nekonoko » Mon Feb 03, 2003 1:54 am

The system is probably caching a negative hostname resolution due to a nameserver timeout. Try a 'nsadmin restart' as root and see if that clears it up.
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Unread postby Shtoink » Mon Feb 03, 2003 8:52 am

Cool! Many thanks on that one...

That's all it needed. The first attempt was a failure though... My I2 slapped me upside the head and told me only root can do such neato things. So then I shook my tiny fist at it and said "Arrrrrr! who be the rootinest around ye scurvy pile of purple plastic!?" And then it worked

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Unread postby nekonoko » Mon Feb 03, 2003 9:33 am

Am I amazing or what? ;)
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Unread postby orionpi » Mon Feb 03, 2003 10:26 am

nekonoko wrote:The system is probably caching a negative hostname resolution due to a nameserver timeout. Try a 'nsadmin restart' as root and see if that clears it up.

Oh, that's how you restart daemons, I know there had to be an easier what then killing with the HUP signal. I've had more issues trying to get dns to work on IRIX, just rescently figured out it is handled by nsd rather than a library call.

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Unread postby nekonoko » Mon Feb 03, 2003 10:29 am

Well that's how you restart that particular deamon. 'nsadmin' is actually a tool used to control nsd (man nsadmin). Most typical daemons have stop|start scripts in /etc/init.d/

nsd is a strange beast to say the least.
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Quick Fix

Unread postby initium » Mon Feb 17, 2003 11:43 pm

init@bo:~: su -
password:

root@bo:~: nsadmin
> clean
> restart
> <CTRL-D>
root@bo:~:

then try whatever site you were trying to get to. This usually works for me.

Anyone else got a better workaround?

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Unread postby max_impact » Tue Feb 18, 2003 7:11 am

Don't get me started on M$ being anti-*nix/Mac!

How about this? M$ recently announced that they will produce an update for Entourage (the crappy M$ mail program in OSX) by summer 2003!!! So not only did they initially want to stifle their own product on another platform, to force folk to use Winslows, but then be painfully SLOW to realise they could make something of it.... they wrote the damn program in the first place!! :evil:

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Unread postby nekonoko » Tue Feb 18, 2003 9:22 am

Entourage is part of MS Office for Mac ... the crappy mail program in OS X is made by Apple ;)
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Unread postby max_impact » Tue Feb 18, 2003 3:49 pm

LOL! Sorry, yes, I didn't make that very clear :wink:


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