This is the first time I've been able to get here...

…in over a week. Was there some sort of general problem with the server? I tracert-ed the connect attempt to and it petered out somewhere around my fifth hop, my fourth hop being, which is only off from the straightdope server by one segment.

This is really just a curiousity thing. I was going crazy from board withdrawal… :slight_smile:


Just FYI for anyone that needs the “new” IP information it’s:

Straight Dope IP addresses

Main Page

Message Board

< handy for pinging and tracerting the server to see where the hiccup is. I have used this area many a times to ensure it wasn’t an ISP issue >
My understanding is this didn’t happen till today…I could be wrong but I did encounter some unusual problems, “server not found” type of crap.

Your ISP may have been having a brain fart…this happens a lot with mine but then again I have been having problems with my phone line so it’s a crap shoot.

BTW, the old addresses where for the Straight Dope home page and for the boards…

I am a geek, what can I say?

Oh and Kudos to Jerry for the switch…it’s easy but not that easy, been there, done that and usually filled with crap one doesn’t want to contend with.