…in over a week. Was there some sort of general problem with the server? I tracert-ed the connect attempt to http://www.straightdope.com and it petered out somewhere around my fifth hop, my fourth hop being 18.104.22.168, 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…
Just FYI for anyone that needs the “new” IP information it’s:
Straight Dope IP addresses
Main Page 22.214.171.124
Message Board 126.96.36.199
< 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 188.8.131.52 for the Straight Dope home page and 184.108.40.206 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.