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02-28-1999, 10:49 AM
DeanB is having probs getting to the forums, and asked me to post that he's lost in space http://www.aota.net/ubb/smile.gif I am guessing something to do with DNS propogation? And that he's in the UK?? Just a guess...
Justin Nelson, SFE Software
The individual formerly known as SFE Inc.
There is someone else that uses aol also having problems in this area.
They are seeing the temp forums we had up during the "great sprint outage of Jan99".
The thing is --- those forums do not exist... there is 'technically' no way they could be seeing them. The only thing we can think of is that there local dial-ups have cached it somehow and aren't releasing it:/
Only suggestion we can offer is calling the local dial-up and asking them to check it out.... what they are seeing doesn't exist -- it's been taken off the server:/
02-28-1999, 03:44 PM
I know that, you know that, but the aliens causing the time warp don't know that http://www.aota.net/ubb/smile.gif
When DeanB did a tracert on aota he got 18.104.22.168 which is what I get doing the same on www.futurequest.org. For me, aota gets 22.214.171.124. Wierd. I tried to get to the org forums and they are in fact gone. I told him to Shift+Reload, and he was offended that I didn't think he tried that first http://www.aota.net/ubb/smile.gif hehe
I suggested it's some sort of proxy thing caching it, but being that these forums are dynamic, and I believe they output a no-cache header, it shouldn't be that persistant.
Update - now that I think about it, aota shouldn't have ever had that IP, right? Aota hasn't moved at all, has it? It was never part of the org domain at all! This is odd...
Justin Nelson, SFE Software
[This message has been edited by Justin (edited 02-28-99).]
Can he get to the forums via IP?
They wont really work well that way since they are hardcoded by domain name.. but can he?
02-28-1999, 04:14 PM
I'm back !! I have no idea what was going on earlier. Yes Deb I could get to these forums using http://126.96.36.199/cgi-bin/Ultimate.cgi but of course all the links inside the UBB point to aota.net. There were at one point three of us 'lost in space' Armand (Joe) was one but I can't remember the other person. I kept running tracert aota.net all afternoon then suddenly it switched from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206. Ah ha I thought ! However, www.aota.net just met with a 'server not responding' in any browser. This lasted for about 3hrs until the forums suddenly re-appeared again http://www.aota.net/ubb/smile.gif
Ponder on this Deb: If the forums didn't actually exist how were both myself Joe and the other individual able to post to this forum ?? We were reading each others messages all afternoon. Which mirror galaxy are those messages hiding in ? Ooooooooo (cue twilight zone music)
Can I call Scully....pleeeeeeease http://www.aota.net/ubb/biggrin.gif
02-28-1999, 04:22 PM
Dean, you are busted... What are you doing hacking my servers... That is immediate grounds for termination...
I don't have any servers in the Twilight Zone, but I do have one in Purgatory... Your old stomping grounds perhaps???
--Don't take me seriously--
PS: I really don't have a clue what was going on... But I'm glad that you found your return ticket... It is an E-Ticket ride ya know... http://www.aota.net/ubb/biggrin.gif
02-28-1999, 05:45 PM
Eeek busted ! It's a fair cop guv http://www.aota.net/ubb/wink.gif As for hacking your servers...fear not. I've been scratching my head all PM trying to make sense of the SPLIT function in PL. Shows you how far I'm up the evolutionary hacking tree http://www.aota.net/ubb/smile.gif
ps. I hope Joe and the other 'outcast' found their way here.
02-28-1999, 07:26 PM
Lost in space is rignt. (In SE Kansas no less).
Yes! I'm back too Dean. Knew I was seeing the temp forums but still don't know why.
Mysterious wasn't it - but entertaining.
Didn't even know I was in the Twilight Zone.
Do we get a book deal or a movie about us now?
Well gotta go,
Will and Penny are waiting for me back at the Jupiter II.
The other 'outcast'
02-28-1999, 07:52 PM
HEY! I just got this in an e-mail:
Hello, we understand that you are a user of FutureQuest hosting, are you not? We also noticed you are an avid poster to the CNC Community Forums.
We, at the National Enquirer, need your help in contacting the long lost poster, reffered to as the " other outcast", from the result of the "mysterious twilight affect.
We want to buy exclusive publishing rights to this eerie phenomenom. I am talking 6 figure digits here.
Thank you for your cooperation,
National Enquirer, Editor in Cheif
PS: If you know anything, anything at all, please call me at (555) 555-5555
02-28-1999, 09:41 PM
I'm back too... yeah I don't get how Dean and I could post and read each others messages. Weird... Do I assume that by proxy caching you mean something like cache being used on AOL server or something??? I know it wasn't my caches but if that's what you meant, then I am sorry for the grief.
May not be around here much too long anyways, seeing how I got fired tonight and may not have money to waste on cyberspace anymore. Sorry just brooding.
Armand (aka Joe)
03-01-1999, 04:48 PM
This is no ordinary proxy caching - I've never seen a proxy cache a perl script and execute it...
No, it's far more than that. For you see, we are dawning on a new milenium. With that, all computers in the world will crash - resulting in mass destruction, starvation, and world war. There will be riots, alien attacks, and huge storms. No electricity, no TV, no telecomunications. The internet will simply cease to exist.
What we are experiencing is only the very begining - a prelude, if you will. The darkness is only begining to cover life as we know it. You will want to prepare yourselves for what is about to come before us. Fill your bomb shelters, remove all of your money from any banking institutions, and have plenty of food and water stored away.
Make sure you have guns and other survival tools ready - Swiss Army knife, camping material, firewood - it's going to be a bad time.
Unless you buy Windows 2000! Then all of your problems will forever be solved! That's right, Windows 2000 is fully Y2K complient! And if it's not, we'll release a new security patch every week until we get it right!
Gill Bates, MicroShlong
-- Where did the UBB go today? --
03-02-1999, 06:41 PM
Do do do do, do do do do...
I was lost in space -- or in the Twilight Zone -- on Saturday. http://www.aota.net/ubb/redface.gif
I was only a lurker. I saw the messages in a single thread. Puzzled, I checked back a few times and each time there was an additional reply or two. Eventually the regular forums were back and the mystery thread evaporated into the ether.
I think I saw the image of Rod Serling in the CNC Community Forums graphic.
This was from Richmond VA
03-02-1999, 06:58 PM
I suppose now wouldn't be a good time to point out that Windows2000 probably won't be available until after January 1, 2000?
I'm worried about my Macintosh.. How will it run without power when the millennium hits? I'll get a generator so I can play on it all by my lonesome :P
--You like your Macintosh better than me, don't you, Dave?
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