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Message 1359510 - Posted: 21 Apr 2013, 20:33:22 UTC

I added the addr, just copy & paste from of the posts above, to my hosts file and was able to get to the site with no problems, going any where the general public is allowed. One note if you have administrator rights on your machine(s) it should be no problem getting to the hosts file. I was able to access the site just by opening a new tab and going there.


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Message 1359604 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 1:05:07 UTC - in response to Message 1359467.

[quote
%systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\

Do note that the hosts file in win7 is protected, and may require some lengthy procedures for you to edit it succesfully...[/quote]
I started Notepad as Administrator, then opened the hosts file, edited it, then saved it O.K, I couldn't save the host file otherwise.

Claggy[/quote]

Well I got it in there , just goes to parked domain page[/quote]
I had to restart the Browser too.

Claggy[/quote]

this is what comes up now... Even after restarting Browser .

This domain has expired. If you owned this domain, contact your domain registration service provider for further assistance. If you need help identifying your provider, visit http://tucowsdomains.com.

[/quote]Can you post the whole line from your hosts file.

Claggy[/quote]



# 63.247.72.178 lunatics.kwsn.net

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Message 1359607 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 1:12:45 UTC

Can you post the whole line from your hosts file.


# 63.247.72.178 lunatics.kwsn.net


Floyd, you've included the comment marker "#" and the line will be ignored. Remove the # sign and try again.

From the Hosts file instructions:
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.

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Message 1359612 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 1:33:48 UTC - in response to Message 1359607.

Can you post the whole line from your hosts file.


# 63.247.72.178 lunatics.kwsn.net


Floyd, you've included the comment marker "#" and the line will be ignored. Remove the # sign and try again.

From the Hosts file instructions:
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.


OK , I removed the # from the beginning of that line and closed and reopened the IE browser , still can't get past the Domain expired page , Could the DNS cache need to be emptied some how ?

If so How can I do that ?
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Message 1359701 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 7:26:55 UTC

cmd as administrator, ipconfig /flushdns.

Or reboot the computer. Either one should do it.
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Message 1360013 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 20:35:44 UTC

After a machine recycle & 24 hrs later, I attempted to access to the Lunatics site and was stopped at the Kwsn.net page that had the expiration notice. I checked my hosts file, which had contained both the Berkeley server & the newly added Lunatics, and the file had been wiped CLEAN. EVERYTHING IN THE FILE HAD BEEN DELETED!! Luckily I had a copy of the original file and was able to recreate the file.
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Message 1360048 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 22:42:34 UTC
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From England,
I too am getting the domain has expired message when I access directly using the nslookup IP address of http://208.73.210.155/

However when I use the url lunatics.kwsn.net I get redirected to an online gambling site.

My hosts file is intact and contains no lunatics entries, so it appears that they haven't paid the ISP or their nameserver needs updating.

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[edit] when I go to 63.247.72.178 I get this

Ni!

You may be looking for one of these sites:

The KWSN Orbiting Fortress forum

KWSN BOINC statistics

Lunatics optimized Seti@home apps [which takes me here] >>>>>
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This domain has expired. If you owned this domain, contact your domain registration service provider for further assistance. If you need help identifying your provider, visit http://tucowsdomains.com.

Kwsn.net
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Message 1360062 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 23:17:33 UTC

In case people haven't noticed (I'm sure they have, but I don't think anybody has mentioned it in this discussion yet), the domain name expiry also affects http://stats.kwsn.net/, the statistics site for "The Knights Who Say 'Ni!'".

That's one of the six combined stats sites effectively 'endorsed' by BOINC centrally: their link appears on the account page for every user, on every BOINC project using anything close to the BOINC standard website code.

Problems accessing the Lunatics site are a tiny side-effect of the larger problem (Lunatics has - very kindly - been lent a very small corner of that much larger hosting operation). I'm sure the Knights are making every effort to overcome the hurdles in the way of their domain renewal, as Claggy explained some time ago in this thread.

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Message 1360063 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 23:19:36 UTC - in response to Message 1360048.

From England,
I too am getting the domain has expired message when I access directly using the nslookup IP address of http://208.73.210.155/

However when I use the url lunatics.kwsn.net I get redirected to an online gambling site.

My hosts file is intact and contains no lunatics entries, so it appears that they haven't paid the ISP or their nameserver needs updating.

Reg


[edit] when I go to 63.247.72.178 I get this

Ni!

You may be looking for one of these sites:

The KWSN Orbiting Fortress forum

KWSN BOINC statistics

Lunatics optimized Seti@home apps [which takes me here] >>>>>
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This domain has expired. If you owned this domain, contact your domain registration service provider for further assistance. If you need help identifying your provider, visit http://tucowsdomains.com.

Kwsn.net

I get the same results too and I'm in the southwestern part of the US.
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Message 1360133 - Posted: 23 Apr 2013, 3:03:00 UTC - in response to Message 1360013.

After a machine recycle & 24 hrs later, I attempted to access to the Lunatics site and was stopped at the Kwsn.net page that had the expiration notice. I checked my hosts file, which had contained both the Berkeley server & the newly added Lunatics, and the file had been wiped CLEAN. EVERYTHING IN THE FILE HAD BEEN DELETED!! Luckily I had a copy of the original file and was able to recreate the file.

A possibility: Some kinds of malware use the hosts file as an attack vector, so some anti-malware software might try to counteract that by clearing the file.
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Message 1360135 - Posted: 23 Apr 2013, 3:33:00 UTC
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I also have a dead link here as well in the NE part of US. It's possible that my router caches the DNS but I doubt it. I have ATT U-Verse as my ISP.
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Message 1360142 - Posted: 23 Apr 2013, 3:58:11 UTC

This would be a disaster for the Knights as a whole, not just the Lunatics.

So has anyone heard from the KWSN admins as to what is happening and when they expect to be back up ?

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Message 1360149 - Posted: 23 Apr 2013, 4:20:07 UTC - in response to Message 1360133.

After a machine recycle & 24 hrs later, I attempted to access to the Lunatics site and was stopped at the Kwsn.net page that had the expiration notice. I checked my hosts file, which had contained both the Berkeley server & the newly added Lunatics, and the file had been wiped CLEAN. EVERYTHING IN THE FILE HAD BEEN DELETED!! Luckily I had a copy of the original file and was able to recreate the file.

A possibility: Some kinds of malware use the hosts file as an attack vector, so some anti-malware software might try to counteract that by clearing the file.
Joe


Never had a problem with the hosts file until I put the Lunatics data in it.
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Message 1360259 - Posted: 23 Apr 2013, 7:43:32 UTC - in response to Message 1360149.

Never had a problem with the hosts file until I put the Lunatics data in it.

Got to be carefull where you put the fingers.

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Message 1360428 - Posted: 24 Apr 2013, 0:10:06 UTC

That's a bummer.

I just returned to crunching and now their site is down :(

Luckily I could locate a copy of the GPU client elsewhere on the web.

Cheers
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P.S: If anyone knows any details, please drop me a line!
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Message 1360446 - Posted: 24 Apr 2013, 2:02:08 UTC

THE WHITE DOG IS UP AND RUNNING

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Message 1360460 - Posted: 24 Apr 2013, 3:36:41 UTC

Well it finally came up for me when I checked an hour ago. Earlier in the day I was still getting the domain not found message.
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Message 1360476 - Posted: 24 Apr 2013, 4:53:50 UTC

The proper IP is now known by my ISP's nameserver, but not yet by the Google public nameserver at 8.8.8.8 so it may well be a day or so before it's right for everyone.

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Message 1360506 - Posted: 24 Apr 2013, 5:57:48 UTC

It's working here again.

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Message 1360539 - Posted: 24 Apr 2013, 7:16:07 UTC

Yep, works here too ! :)
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