Bringhurst, Jonathan O (Mission Systems) on 12 Nov 2008 08:00:31 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] DNS problem

Hey Julien,

It looks like your web site is hosted at a company called Media Temple
( So, what's going on is that the site is
hosted on a server with other websites. It's trying to read the domain
name ( you're giving it to look up which website
on the server to send back to you. So, by just placing the IP address in
there, it's not going to know what web site to send you.

If you're on Linux, add the following to your /etc/hosts file:
If you're on windows, add it to your
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file


Good luck :)


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Julien Mills
Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 10:45 AM
To: Philadelphia Linux User's Group Discussion List
Subject: [PLUG] DNS problem

Hi all,

I think someone mentioned this on this list a few months ago, here's my
problem, it may be sort of dumb, but here it is...

We have an internal mail server in house which runs DNS which everyone
uses.  Our web site is hosted elsewhere, I can't remember where right
now.  So, the mail server and the web site have different IP addresses. 

The problem is, we can't get to the web site from in here.  I know the
IP address, if I put it in a browser, that still doesn't work.  Way back
in the past I has a www entry in my DNS setup files which solved the
problem.  That doesn't seem to be working now.  Anyone know where to
look to troubleshoot this?

The website: The mailserver:

Julien Mills          

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