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odd disconnection
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J. P. Gilliver (John)
2018-03-22 22:07:48 UTC
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I just had a very odd disconnection: I could still send and receive
email, and do a ping, but suddenly web pages weren't getting through.
I'd been connected about 5 or 6 days, I think. Three browsers - Firefox,
Chrome, and IE. No error message or anything - just the connect symbols
kept going round for ever.

On an adjacent computer, connected to the world via the same router,
Firefox worked fine.

Restarting this PC restored normal operation. (One slight surprise - my
news and email client, Turnpike, popped up a couple of popups saying it
wasn't my default mail and news client, did I want it to be. It had
been, for many years and through two computer changes!)
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Good Guy
2018-03-22 22:25:25 UTC
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Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
I just had a very odd disconnection: I could still send and receive
email, and do a ping, but suddenly web pages weren't getting through.
I'd been connected about 5 or 6 days, I think. Three browsers -
Firefox, Chrome, and IE. No error message or anything - just the
connect symbols kept going round for ever.
On an adjacent computer, connected to the world via the same router,
Firefox worked fine.
Restarting this PC restored normal operation. (One slight surprise -
my news and email client, Turnpike, popped up a couple of popups
saying it wasn't my default mail and news client, did I want it to be.
It had been, for many years and through two computer changes!)
So what is the question here? Have you lost your marbles again? Mind
you this is a first sign of dementia. Go and get yourself examined by
your GP. It is still free on the NHS.

STOP CROSS-POSTING TO USELESS NEWSGROUPS. YOU ARE CREATING UNNECESSARY
SPAM HERE.
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Bob_S
2018-03-22 22:45:07 UTC
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I just had a very odd disconnection: I could still send and receive email,
and do a ping, but suddenly web pages weren't getting through. I'd been
connected about 5 or 6 days, I think. Three browsers - Firefox, Chrome, and
IE. No error message or anything - just the connect symbols kept going
round for ever.
On an adjacent computer, connected to the world via the same router,
Firefox worked fine.
Restarting this PC restored normal operation. (One slight surprise - my
news and email client, Turnpike, popped up a couple of popups saying it
wasn't my default mail and news client, did I want it to be. It had been,
for many years and through two computer changes!)
John,

Had a similar occurrence today while testing a new firewall and some remote
video. If you by chance use a DNS server like UKFast or any associated with
DynDNS, it appears they had a bit of an intermittent problem today for about
30 min. I could access clients network using IP address but not when I used
the "friendly name" used by the DNS host. I was busy doing other things so
I didn't dig any further since everything came back shortly after
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Bob S.
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2018-03-23 02:51:41 UTC
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In message <p91bll$np3$***@dont-email.me>, Bob_S <***@here.com> writes:
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Post by Bob_S
John,
Had a similar occurrence today while testing a new firewall and some
remote video. If you by chance use a DNS server like UKFast or any
associated with DynDNS, it appears they had a bit of an intermittent
problem today for about 30 min. I could access clients network using
IP address but not when I used the "friendly name" used by the DNS
host. I was busy doing other things so I didn't dig any further since
everything came back shortly after
Ah, that's plausible. My continuing to be able to send and receive
emails and news posts could have been because my client, or possibly
some other part of the computer, or the router, had cached the numeric
address of the news and mail servers. The ping is slightly odd, but I
used www.bbc.co.uk, which was in the ping buffer of my client, so that
might have been cached somewhere too.

Although at least some of the pages I wasn't getting through to with the
browsers were ones I'd accessed not long before - and the other PC's
browser continued to work. (Not sure if I tried going to any _new_ pages
with it, though.) And it seems rather a coincidence that I just decided
to restart the computer at the time things got better, if I did!

Ah well - all is back working now (and has been since the restart). Just
putting it down to experience.
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J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

Everyone learns from science. It all depends how you use the knowledge. - "Gil
Grissom" (CSI).
Andy
2018-03-23 09:49:07 UTC
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In message <***@255soft.uk>, "J. P. Gilliver (John)"
<G6JPG-***@255soft.uk> wrote
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Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
Restarting this PC restored normal operation.
A good general principle to follow :)
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Tim Lamb
2018-03-23 11:53:05 UTC
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Post by Andy
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Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
Restarting this PC restored normal operation.
A good general principle to follow :)
So we got to the end of the runway and paused..... the captain announced
that there was a problem and was returning to the apron.

Short further pause and then normal take off. Once wheels up and
climbing, he announced that *switching off and back on* had fixed the
problem!
--
Tim Lamb
bert
2018-03-23 22:13:31 UTC
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Post by Tim Lamb
Post by Andy
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Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
Restarting this PC restored normal operation.
A good general principle to follow :)
So we got to the end of the runway and paused..... the captain
announced that there was a problem and was returning to the apron.
Short further pause and then normal take off. Once wheels up and
climbing, he announced that *switching off and back on* had fixed the
problem!
Perhaps they were still on XP.
--
bert
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