[blfs-support] Unable to load certain websites
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue Mar 19 11:54:27 PDT 2013
Alexander Spitzer wrote:
> Adding wikipedia's IP (22.214.171.124) to /etc/hosts definitely helps. It
> seems to get farther along in loading. However, nothing is actually
> displayed in the browser. The problems get stranger and stranger. Either
> something is wrong with the browser or there is another server from which
> data is needed with a different IP. Viewing the source of the blank page
> gives me a lot of html but I can't tell if it's everything or not.
> Why would simply giving the ip address of the domain name
> en.wikipedia.orghelp at all when ping instantly discovers that ip
> whether that line is in
> /etc/hosts/ or not? Maybe the DNS servers are used incorrectly somewhere.
> Using google's DNS servers doesn't appear to change anything. Also, what
> could cause this problem to occur for a few specific websites? How is
> wikipedia different from google mail or every other website that loads with
> no problem?
ping and dns are quite different protocols. One is ICMP and the other
The problem could be with the server, ISP, your local network, or your
browser. Many times a server will reference many other sites and they
could be holding things up. Try seeing what the response is like using
You can also check against anduin.linuxfromscratch.org. That is a very
simple page that should come up almost instantly.
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