Thursday, June 21, 2007

Pingable But Inaccessible

I got lots of emails from Indonesian Linux Forum since i have changed the registration method from email to admin, with some consequences that i had to approve all of the users that has registered to the forum before their account is activated. It's being set like this to minimize the spammers who got through the system and flooding the forum with spam messages. Right now, i have never seen a spam message from a robots just like before.

Strange thing this night (when i write this post) is that i can ping the site, but i couldn't open the site. Here's the ping reply:
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=52 time=474 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=3 ttl=52 time=488 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=4 ttl=52 time=486 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=6 ttl=52 time=473 ms

But when i tried to connect to that site via browser, i couldn't get anything. I think Ronny is changing the DNS entry so it's propagating now and i will have to wait until it's finished before i could start browsing the forum again.

Update (22 June 10:47): Indonesian Linux Forum is now up and running again, thanks to Ronny (and the hosting).