2007-08-24 theage.com.au problem
<TehWuzyl> What might cause web browsers on different machines to get different results from trying to access the same web site? <TehWuzyl> Trying to access theage.com.au from Gonzo, I get a page with the words "It worked!" and nothing else... <TehWuzyl> ...but other machines on the network (one Linux, one Windows, both using Firefox) accessed what looks like the proper site. <TehWuzyl> And we've had a problem with a ComicGenesis-hosted site, although that may or may not be related. But it's equally mysterious. <TehWuzyl> Ok, I've just tried it with Konqueror on Gonzo, and I get the same results as Firefox. So it seems to be machine-related. <TehWuzyl> On gonzo, www.theage.com.au resolves to 18.104.22.168 = 96.f6.ead8.static.theplanet.com; on Mokey (where I get the proper site), it resolves to either 22.214.171.124 or 126.96.36.199. <TehWuzyl> ...with no associated domain name, and the pings don't return. <TehWuzyl> Is there any way to figure out what DNS servers are being used to resolve a domain name? <TehWuzyl> nslookup says the "server" for Gonzo is 188.8.131.52, which seems to be at xmission.com, which is where it is supposed to be... <TehWuzyl> nslookup on Bunsen says the server is Gonzo, which is also correct... but why would Gonzo give a different answer than what it gets? <TehWuzyl> I restarted dnsmasq, and now the address is resolving properly -- but I'm still getting the wrong page on firefox. And Konqueror.
The two web pages I have tried loading are:
The machine-dependence of this problem, as well as the general description of the web page received when the correct page is not, are remniscent of the 2007-07-27 ComicGenesis problem.