November 28, 2017

dns issues

Forrest

Having issues visiting websites, websites are seeming slow to load, or even worse locking up and eventually saying unable to connect or resolve. This is indication of a DNS issue.

Diagnosing a dns issue is quite easy. You can do this by knowing the ip of a website you constant visit like for example google.com.

google.com ip is 172.217.3.206

basically means that if you visit https://google.com and it gets an erro try https://172.217.3.206 and if it loads its just a dns issue.

You visit a website and get a error.. Oh Oh you got an error message unable to view a website, says unable to resolve. You remember seeing the ip for the same site and test it.

This usually means your dns server is not resolving ip hostnames correctly. dns is a protocol that turns human readable hostnames into a numerical computer address, ip address is a unique set of numbers assigned to the domain name. Without a functioning DNS you are will be unable to visit a website by its domain name. I found this cool utility that makes it easy to change dns quickly.

 

 

 

 

http://www.sordum.org/7952/dns-jumper-v2-1/

I love the fact I can open a window and scan for other dns servers and choose the one with the fastest response.

dns jumper

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