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  1. #1
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    url wont open

    there is a particular url that i am unable to open in ubuntu which works perfectly fine for windows(firefox).i have tried opening it in firefox and chrome in ubuntu.

    Code:
    animekens-.chatango.com
    since i am able to load other chatrooms of same type, i doubt that it is due to flash plugin.

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    Re: url wont open

    I guess that the dash after animekens is the problem. That site does not exist.

    Code:
    wim@i3-2120:~$ ping animekens-.chatango.com
    ping: unknown host animekens-.chatango.com
    wim@i3-2120:~$ ping animekens.chatango.com
    PING animekens.chatango.com (64.127.108.174) 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from 64.127.108.174: icmp_req=1 ttl=41 time=379 ms
    64 bytes from 64.127.108.174: icmp_req=2 ttl=41 time=411 ms
    ^C64 bytes from 64.127.108.174: icmp_req=3 ttl=41 time=411 ms
    
    --- animekens.chatango.com ping statistics ---
    3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 11432ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 379.105/400.644/411.581/15.248 ms
    wim@i3-2120:~$
    If you don't make backups of your important data, your data is obviously not important to you.

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    Re: url wont open

    diffrent story from my windows box..


    Code:
    ping animekens-.chatango.com
    
    Pinging animekens-.chatango.com [72.172.224.100] with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 72.172.224.100: bytes=32 time=183ms TTL=44
    Reply from 72.172.224.100: bytes=32 time=182ms TTL=44
    
    
    --
    
    ping animekens.chatango.com
    
    Pinging animekens.chatango.com [72.172.232.83] with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 72.172.232.83: bytes=32 time=182ms TTL=44
    Reply from 72.172.232.83: bytes=32 time=183ms TTL=44

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    Re: url wont open

    OK, point taken

    Code:
    C:\Users\Wim>ping animekens-.chatango.com
    
    Pinging animekens-.chatango.com [72.172.224.100] with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 72.172.224.100: bytes=32 time=674ms TTL=41
    Reply from 72.172.224.100: bytes=32 time=769ms TTL=41
    Reply from 72.172.224.100: bytes=32 time=665ms TTL=41
    Reply from 72.172.224.100: bytes=32 time=582ms TTL=41
    
    Ping statistics for 72.172.224.100:
        Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
        Minimum = 582ms, Maximum = 769ms, Average = 672ms
    
    C:\Users\Wim>ping animekens.chatango.com
    
    Pinging animekens.chatango.com [72.172.224.100] with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 72.172.224.100: bytes=32 time=472ms TTL=41
    Reply from 72.172.224.100: bytes=32 time=507ms TTL=41
    Reply from 72.172.224.100: bytes=32 time=618ms TTL=41
    Reply from 72.172.224.100: bytes=32 time=660ms TTL=41
    
    Ping statistics for 72.172.224.100:
        Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
        Minimum = 472ms, Maximum = 660ms, Average = 564ms
    
    C:\Users\Wim>
    If you don't make backups of your important data, your data is obviously not important to you.

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    Re: url wont open

    This is very interesting. It is not working due to linux is following RFC standards and windows does not.

    RFC 1035 (Domain names - implementation and specification), which says: "The labels must follow the rules for ARPANET host names. They must
    start with a letter, end with a letter or digit, and have as interior
    characters only letters, digits, and hyphen. There are also some
    restrictions on the length. Labels must be 63 characters or less."
    It´s clear to me that "-whatever-.dot.com" is an illegal host name and then it must not be resolved. The fact is that any application that relies its name resolving in C´s "gethostbyname" calls (on Linux: ping, dig, nslookup, and the like...) will fail with illegal host names.


    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ox/+bug/121467

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    Re: url wont open

    try this
    Open a terminal
    run
    Code:
    sudo nano /etc/hosts
    add to the bottom, on a new line
    Code:
    72.172.224.100 animekens-.chatango.com
    purge cache, and retry.

    Might want to whack dnsmasq a few times on the way out as well to make sure it doesn't cache the original erronous queries
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