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Problem resolving url

by DrDu
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DrDu
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Dec19-13, 03:59 AM
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I encountered a strange problem resolving the url of a repository.
I am running opensuse 12.1 and firefox.
The repository of opensuse I want to browse is
http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...oolchain:/avr/
however I am told that it does not exist.
When I surf to
http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...rossToolchain:
avr is shown but I also get a link does not exist when I click on it.
However it works from another computer (windows).
Any ideas?
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jim mcnamara
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Dec19-13, 05:46 AM
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Try: Flush the DNS cache on the ubuntu box & windows. Somebody is out of sync. Is the DNS server local?

sudo /etc/init.d/dns-clean restart
windoze: from cmd.exe window --
ipconfig /flushdns
Do you get a 404 error? Usually the system will tell you it cannot connect to the site. Meaning it does resolve but the physical server is not responding.
DrDu
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Dec19-13, 06:44 AM
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Thank you very much for your answer, Jim!
I tried out a couple of things in the meanwhile, including restarting both the router and the computer.
First, the url is correctly resolved when starting the computer under windows.
Under opensuse, when I click on "/avr" on the page
http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...rossToolchain:
then a new page opens:
http://www.crosstoolchain.com/avr/
That is also the page where I get with:
http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...oolchain:/avr/

So some script seems to misinterpret the ":" as the beginning of a new url.
I can't find dns-clean under /etc/init.d.

Edit: Just found out that the url is correctly resolved when I replace the ":" with "%3a"


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