[CLEARED] Some Residents Experiencing DNS Failures on Login

 [12 Feb 08, 10:31 a.m. PST –teeple]

Well, that was mercifully brief.  A top level regional router in the Southeast was misbehaving.   By the time we figured out roughly where the culprit was, the long haul service provider had rebooted, or hot-swapped, or whatever it is routers need done to them when they get temperamental.

If you find yourself still unable to connect, you may need to flush your local DNS cache.  For WinXP,

  • Open a command prompt
  • Type:  ipconfig /flushdns
  • Dismiss the window
  • Retry connecting.

For Mac,

  • Open Terminal.app or an xterm session (both apps should be in Applications/Utilities),
  • Type:  lookupd -flushcache
  • Dismiss the window
  • Retry connecting.


[12 Feb 08, 9:55 a.m. PST -teeple]

Some residents (and Lindens) are getting DNS errors trying to connect to Second Life. We’re not sure where the issue is yet or how widespread the impact is, but we’re on the hunt for it. We’ll keep you posted.

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