gpsaustralia website

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 10:11
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Anybody else experiencing problems accessing gpsaustralia website since wednesday. I assume it's a server problem and will be back on line soon. This site is a great resource for people using oziexplorer and all kinds of gps's. Anybody here have access to Craigus to find out what's happening.
Thanks
Mac
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Reply By: The Explorer - Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 10:20

Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 10:20
Yes I have had problems as well ...it seems to be working now though
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Reply By: macandrita - Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 10:28

Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 10:28
Greg,
Just tried again using Netscape, Firefox and Explorer and still getting the cpanel.net error page listing no site at this configuration. What browser are you using?
Mac
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 16:55

Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 16:55
mmmmm just tried again (I use MS IE) and not working ...very strange
No idea whats going on.
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 17:00

Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 17:00
It's back on now (using Firefox).
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Follow Up By: Member - Darren T (VIC) - Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 22:20

Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 22:20
I get the same cpanel error page as well, I leave it and try later on and seems to work fine.
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Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 18:01

Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 18:01
Any chance of putting the site address here???

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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 18:04

Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 18:04
Google is your friend:

www.gpsaustralia.net/
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Follow Up By: Lorne - Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 07:07

Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 07:07
I haven't been able to access it for about a month either
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Follow Up By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 07:15

Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 07:15
Thanks Mike,

And Lorne.... it's working now.
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Reply By: macandrita - Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 09:09

Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 09:09
Ok. This is becoming very frustrating. Some of us could even be going into major withdrawal.LOL. Is it possible for someone who still has access to contact Craigus(moderator) and find out if they are having problems or if it could be our internet service providers. I am using bigpond broadband satellite and I.E., Firefox and Netscape so cannot see why I should be experiencing this problem. It seems to be intermittent. Also ask who cpanel.net are and how they are involved. If you get a response could you please post it here for those who still cannot access the site. Obviously a lot of you also use the gpsaustralia site as I recognise some screen names. Thanks
Mac
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 09:28

Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 09:28
Mac,

I'm still accessing the site OK using Firefox via Ozemail. Have sent a message to Craigus. Will let you know what happens.

Regards
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 17:26

Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 17:26
Mac,

Here's the reply from Craig at GPS Australia

"This has been a known problem over the last few days.. If you simply hold CTRL+SHIFT and click the refresh button in your browser this should fix the problem.

Let me know if it doesn't."

Give that a try and see how you go

Regards

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Follow Up By: macandrita - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 20:59

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 20:59
Gramps,
Tried that on all three browsers but to no avail.
Please pass this on. Start medication shortly to combat withdrawal. LOL
Won't even popup in google search.
Mac
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 21:21

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 21:21
Hmmm ... I've been on and off their site all day without a problem. From a command line window, are you able to get a response from a ping i.e. ping www.gpsaustralia.net

Craig's email address is craig@gpsaustralia.net

He may have to instruct you on doing a dnsflush or something similar. I used to be comfortable with that stuff but would rather leave it to someone who does it day in day out now :)))))

If my link above does'nt work, try the one on Mike Harding's Follow-Up above somewhere.

Regards

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 21:25

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 21:25
"CTRL+SHIFT and click the refresh button"
does nothing for me - no go at moment
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 21:29

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 21:29
Hello - excuse my ignorance - what does a response from a "ping" look like - also how can I use imformation gained to solve the problem?
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 21:31

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 21:31
Greg/mac,

I hope I don't catch whatever it is you guy's have got :)))) I just logged in to the site again without a problem.

Try to email Craig at the address above. It may still work even if your browsers have a problem.

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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 21:38

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 21:38
Greg,

A ping just sends a query to another site/address and elicits a response from that target. It just proves(?) that the target is accessible and an indication of the response time. The pointyheads on this site will correct me where I am wrong (it's been a long time since I was involved in this stuff). An example of a ping and it's response is below.

C:\>ping www.gpsaustralia.net

Pinging gpsaustralia.net [64.38.7.52] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 64.38.7.52: bytes=32 time=283ms TTL=54
Reply from 64.38.7.52: bytes=32 time=285ms TTL=54
Reply from 64.38.7.52: bytes=32 time=290ms TTL=54
Reply from 64.38.7.52: bytes=32 time=279ms TTL=54

Ping statistics for 64.38.7.52:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 279ms, Maximum = 290ms, Average = 284ms
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Follow Up By: macandrita - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:30

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:30
Gramps,
I am running Windows XP Pro. How do I access the command line to ping?
Spreadsheets and worksheets in excel I understand, generally stay away from registry and command thingys.
Mac
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:55

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:55
Mac,

Bottom left of your screen is the Start button. Click on that.

Opens a window with RUN not far from bottom. Click on that.

Opens another window. Type cmd and hit Enter on keyboard.

That will open a command line window.

Type ping www.gpsaustralia.net then hit Enter on keyboard

It will reply with something like the messages in my reply above or tell you that the address is unreachable or words to that effect.

When it has finished just type Exit and hit Enter on keyboard to close the window.

I don't think you're going to get a positive result but try it anyway before we move on any further.

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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 23:00

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 23:00
Strange business, I've got no problem wih it here at work on IE and it's been fine at home all last week with Maxthon.
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 23:03

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 23:03
Ray,

The next goose er sorry, I meant guru that tries to tell you computers are logical .... Just laugh at them and say sure they are :))))))
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Follow Up By: macandrita - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 23:08

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 23:08
gramps,

Funnilly enough I get the same response as you have above except that the ping ip is 64.38.25.98 and the TTL = 50.
Got the same 4 sent, 4 recieved, Lost=0%
Did a dns flush under craig's instruction and still the same cpanel.net error page.
Mac
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 23:19

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 23:19
Hmmm. I logged on to www.cpanel.net. It's webhosting and control panel software I assume being used by either your ISP or Craig at gpsaustralia.

It's now getting beyond my limited capabilities mate so I think you'll have to deal direct with Craig to resolve this one. I'd still be very interested in what resolves the problem though.

Sorry I can't be of much help.

Regards
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Follow Up By: macandrita - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 18:56

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 18:56
Gramps and others,
Welcome to tonight's exciting episode of CCcccPanelllllll. (Echo effect). I did amatuer theatre in an earlier life time. Thanks for your help to date, I can now ping and flush ( run with it if you like)LOL . Craig and I are corresponding direct and as soon as we get a result I'll post it here. Hopefully the solution is just around the corner. In the meantime can we determine if the problem is Internet Service Provider specific. I use
bigpond broadband. Anyone with a problem using the same or a different provider?
Mac
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 19:38

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 19:38
Currently working but 10 minutes ago got knocked off :() then came good again.

iinet

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Follow Up By: macandrita - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 19:59

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 19:59
Greg,
Glad to hear you are having some success. Here is the latest from craig at gpsaustralia.
"There is your problem… Telstras DNS servers are taking a very long time to update.
You should be resolving the correct IP of 64.38.7.52
You might be able to get to the site on https:// www.gpsaustralia.net
Cheers
Craig."

I tried this link and it gave me a certificate mismatch warning saying " that I had tried to establish contact with gpsaustralia.net but the certificate was for milkyway.websiteactive.com and it was possible though unlikely that someone is trying to intercept the communication."
I contacted Craig to see if he could advise further and his reply has just come through. It reads as follows.
"Yes you can accept the cert, it’ll be fine.
The site resides on that IP but the problem lies with bigponds DNS servers taking too long to update the name changed that went though last week. You could try giving them a call and getting them to update them?
Thanks
Craig.

I'll try this and get back to you shortly.
Stay tuned folks it all happening here tonight.
Mac


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Follow Up By: macandrita - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 20:38

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 20:38
Hi all,

Well I tried it and (drum roll)................. it still didn't let me back in. Hopefully some of you will have had some success. Looks like a call to telstra coming up. Pinging the proper IP address gave me a positive response so I live in hope.
Looking forward to all those new messages that I will have to read when it finally happens. Looking at the number of views of this thread I'd say a lot more of you have been introduced to gpsaustralia. It is a top site.
Mac
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 21:41

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 21:41
What happens if you type the ip into the address bar
64.38.7.52
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Follow Up By: macandrita - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 22:37

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 22:37
Mad Dog,

Opens the home page with Not Found in bold lettering in top right hand corner.
When I log in I get the 404 error message url not found. I have fired an email off to bigpond. The automated response says I should recieve a response within 24 hours. This is Telstra we are talking about???? I won't hold my breath.
Mac
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 11:11

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2006 at 11:11
No go for me again this morning
Cheers
Greg
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Follow Up By: macandrita - Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 14:35

Thursday, Apr 13, 2006 at 14:35
Hi all,

Stil here and still not accessing the site. However I have had a response from Telstra and it reads as follows,
Dear Ian,

Thank you for your email dated 11/04/2006 regarding accessing www.gpsaustralia.net.
I had a look at the website in question and can see the updated IP address, the changes have been made on our primary DNS servers but has not yet propagated entirely to our secondary servers. Which is why some users may not be able to see the site, this propagation can take up to 48 hrs to complete.(Craig did say the address change took place last week). If you can still not access in the site in 48 hrs please contact us again.
There you go folks straight from the horses mouth. I'll see if it's happening by the time I get back from the easter break. Have fun over the break doing whatever you enjoy most.
Mac

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Reply By: macandrita - Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 10:03

Sunday, Apr 09, 2006 at 10:03
Thanks Gramps.
Mac
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 16:18

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 16:18
Mac,

Any success yet ?
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Reply By: macandrita - Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 21:47

Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 21:47
To Gramps and all the rest,

Trumpet Fanfare!!!!!. Fireworks to rivel booth the opening and closing ceremonys of the Commonwealth Games!!!!!. Handel's Halleluah Chorus at 110dbs!!!!!.
Ok I've set the scene. YES,YES, YYYEEEESSSS. I am once again able to access the gpsaustralia website and forum. Thanks for all your help and advice guys. I see from the forum (gpsaustralia) that there have been quite a few server problems over the past week and even some of the computer experts were experiencing the same problems. Hope everyone is back in by now. I'll drop back to lurking now but when I am ready to go exploring or become a grey nomad I'll know where to join up.
Thanks again,
Mac
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 21:50

Sunday, Apr 16, 2006 at 21:50
Mac,

Good to hear all is now OK. I had a problem with the site last night due to server/upgrade issues but all seems OK now.

Regards
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