Problem resolving url

  1. DrDu

    DrDu 4,641
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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?
  2. jcsd
  3. jim mcnamara

    jim mcnamara 1,565
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    Gold Member

    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. DrDu

    DrDu 4,641
    Science Advisor

    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:
    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"
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2013
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