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Problem resolving url

  1. Dec 19, 2013 #1


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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
    however I am told that it does not exist.
    When I surf to
    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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  3. Dec 19, 2013 #2

    jim mcnamara

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    Try: Flush the DNS cache on the ubuntu box & windows. Somebody is out of sync. Is the DNS server local?

    Code (Text):
    sudo /etc/init.d/dns-clean restart
    windoze: from cmd.exe window --
    Code (Text):
    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.
  4. Dec 19, 2013 #3


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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
    then a new page opens:
    http://www.crosstoolchain.com/avr/ [Broken]
    That is also the page where I get with:

    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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