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 Topic: Heads-up - possible DNS wierdness?

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  • Heads-up - possible DNS wierdness?
     OP - November 22, 2013, 11:36 AM

    For some reason, I found councilofexmuslims.com not resolving yesterday and today.

    On digging further, it looks like ns1. and ns2.talkrational.org don't resolve at my work DNS servers. As they don't tend to censor by DNS around here - too trivially circumventable - I'm wondering if some failure of DNS propagation is taking place. As it happens, all I needed to do to fix this problem was to add an entry for councilofexmuslims.com into my hosts file, but not everyone may know how to do this..
  • Heads-up - possible DNS wierdness?
     Reply #1 - November 22, 2013, 02:48 PM

    You're exactly right. Our DNS server was changed recently and the propagation may not have completed everywhere yet.

    "Many people would sooner die than think; In fact, they do so." -- Bertrand Russell

    Baloney Detection Kit
  • Heads-up - possible DNS wierdness?
     Reply #2 - November 26, 2013, 10:54 AM

    Was unable to access the forum myself for large parts of this past week. Had no idea what it is, but glad to know its not a problem on my end.

    About how long does it take for this DNS doohicky to fully propagate? (Does DNS propagation sound mildly dirty to anyone else?)

    how fuck works without shit??


    Let's Play Chess!

    harakaat, friend, RIP
  • Heads-up - possible DNS wierdness?
     Reply #3 - November 30, 2013, 12:44 AM

    I'm bumping this to report that it's still an issue, and at home as well - neither nameserver readily resolves, either.

    Also, I stopped using OpenDNS a day ago, because it'd flagged up the forum as a dodgy site.
  • Heads-up - possible DNS wierdness?
     Reply #4 - November 30, 2013, 12:45 AM

    Can you try clearing out your cookies? Our DNS problems should be over now...

    "Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused."
  • Heads-up - possible DNS wierdness?
     Reply #5 - November 30, 2013, 12:50 AM

    That won't work - I've been using host, nslookup and dig to diagnose where the problem lay, rather than just relying on the browser to time out. dig mostly fails to find ns*.talkrational.org, while host and nslookup mostly return NXDOMAIN.
  • Heads-up - possible DNS wierdness?
     Reply #6 - November 30, 2013, 12:55 AM

    What happened with me was I tried to access the forum and something called OpenDNS stopped me. I'd never even heard of it before, it was a pain. If anyone else had that specific issue (CEMB being a phishing site) I did this, sorted it out.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddyh0briVxw

    `But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.
     `Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: `we're all mad here. I'm mad.  You're mad.'
     `How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.
     `You must be,' said the Cat, `or you wouldn't have come here.'
  • Heads-up - possible DNS wierdness?
     Reply #7 - November 30, 2013, 01:14 AM

    Yeah, i can access it from home fine.
    But cannot resolve DNS at work. Guessing they have a different DNS server.
  • Heads-up - possible DNS wierdness?
     Reply #8 - November 30, 2013, 09:19 AM

    i dont see it in a google search anymore
  • Heads-up - possible DNS wierdness?
     Reply #9 - November 30, 2013, 10:00 AM

    Just googled the site. The fuck?

    `But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.
     `Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: `we're all mad here. I'm mad.  You're mad.'
     `How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.
     `You must be,' said the Cat, `or you wouldn't have come here.'
  • Heads-up - possible DNS wierdness?
     Reply #10 - November 30, 2013, 01:58 PM

    i dont see it in a google search anymore

    The same here
  • Heads-up - possible DNS wierdness?
     Reply #11 - November 30, 2013, 02:19 PM

    Probably due to Google refreshing their SEO algorithms - that's quite unlikely to be sinister.
  • Heads-up - possible DNS wierdness?
     Reply #12 - December 11, 2013, 09:28 PM

    BTW, the ex -Muslim website is redirecting to Some site called healthsroute.net

    And CEMB is still not back on Google search...
  • Heads-up - possible DNS wierdness?
     Reply #13 - December 11, 2013, 09:53 PM

    And CEMB is still not back on Google search...

    Hm, when I google "cemb", http://ex-muslim.org.uk/ is the third hit.
  • Heads-up - possible DNS wierdness?
     Reply #14 - December 11, 2013, 10:06 PM

    It took several weeks to fall into place here. 3 out of 4 ISPs tested here in Denmark didn't resolve the CEMB forum's IP. So I could only access the site when I went to my brother's place in another part of the country for a few days. Also tried OpenDNS and Google DNS without luck. Did a bit of DNS-troubleshooting but gave up, as I wouldn't have the powers to fix it anyway Tongue

    Here ex-muslim.org.uk currently is the first hit, when I google "cemb"

    When I google "cemb forum" the CEMB Forum twitter account is first, exmuslim.org.uk second and "Topic: Debunking Jahannam: Why Islamic Hell Is Not Real - CEMB" third.

    No redirect here going to ex-muslim.org.uk

    Danish Never-Moose adopted by the kind people on the CEMB-forum
    Ex-Muslim chat (Unaffliated with CEMB). Safari users: Use "#ex-muslims" as the channel name. CEMB chat thread.
  • Heads-up - possible DNS wierdness?
     Reply #15 - December 11, 2013, 10:21 PM

    No redirects I can dig up - it sounds like you might need to check your machine for malware, hupla.

    WRT the DNS business, it would seem that competing entries for this site's DNS servers were being propagated, which made life a little complicated (and caused uneven access to the site until this was fixed). But fixed it has been.
  • Heads-up - possible DNS wierdness?
     Reply #16 - December 12, 2013, 12:19 AM

    Working for me now in the the southern US , after being down for almost a month.

    how fuck works without shit??


    Let's Play Chess!

    harakaat, friend, RIP
  • Heads-up - possible DNS wierdness?
     Reply #17 - December 12, 2013, 07:11 PM

    Redirect happens only in chrome on android device when doing a Google search for "council of ex Muslims" and clicking on the link to ex-Muslim.org.uk. no redirect is using other browser or going direct.
    This redirect only happens for council of ex Muslims. (As far as I can see).

    Have scanned four malware and viruses with 2 different programme's and found nothing. Will keep scanning...
  • Heads-up - possible DNS wierdness?
     Reply #18 - December 12, 2013, 07:17 PM

    Googled "healthsroute.net redirect" and it threw this up when someone was complaining about the same redirect:


    The site is redirecting to a pharma site

    http://aw-snap.info/file-viewer/?tgt=http%3A%2F%2Fcentral-vt.com%2F&ref_sel=GSP&ua_sel=ff


    if you are not using any php then most likely it is going to be a .htaccess hack.  The first redirect is to

    http: // 66 . 197 . 241 . 254 /enter.php?...........

    so check the contents for a rewriterule to that address.  When checking make sure to scroll all the way to the end of the file.  In most cases there will be a bunch of blank lines before the bad code.

    http://productforums.google.com/forum/m/#!topic/webmasters/AtEwM-wSanw
  • Heads-up - possible DNS wierdness?
     Reply #19 - December 12, 2013, 08:47 PM

    Ok, thanks hupla. I should've thought to check using mobile devices too..
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