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Roads.org.uk - Is there a problem?

Post by Chris Bertram » Mon Oct 25, 2021 15:29

Maybe it's just me, but I can't get onto Roads.org.uk (formerly CBRD). Is there an issue with the site?
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Post by Isleworth1961 » Mon Oct 25, 2021 15:33

It's working OK for me...

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Re: Roads.org.uk - Is there a problem?

Post by DavidBrown » Mon Oct 25, 2021 15:51

Comes up with a security issue for me.

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Post by Euan » Mon Oct 25, 2021 15:55

DavidBrown wrote:
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Comes up with a security issue for me.
Same here.
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Post by JohnnyMo » Mon Oct 25, 2021 16:52

Which browsers ? worked on Chrome but I think I have turned on allow http
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Post by KeithW » Mon Oct 25, 2021 19:12

Works for me with chrome and firefox.

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Post by Chris Bertram » Mon Oct 25, 2021 19:36

I'm getting "Server not found". "We can’t connect to the server at www.roads.org.uk." This is using Firefox on my laptop, but I can't connect via Chrome on my mobile either.
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Post by rhyds » Mon Oct 25, 2021 19:40

Chris Bertram wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 19:36
I'm getting "Server not found". "We can’t connect to the server at www.roads.org.uk." This is using Firefox on my laptop, but I can't connect via Chrome on my mobile either.
Odd, I've had no issues accessing https://www.roads.org.uk/ from home or from work. It didn't work at work for a second, but cleared itself out. DNS all seems to check out.

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Post by Chris5156 » Mon Oct 25, 2021 20:01

Sorry that people are having trouble seeing the site. I’ve been transferring between web hosts this weekend and the process went a bit wrong, meaning that some DNS servers around the world either cached the wrong IP address or no IP address at all for the site. It’s mostly fixed now but some DNS servers are still pointing the wrong way. As a result, you may or may not see the site, depending on where you are in the world, which company you use the connect to the internet, how long they cache DNS data on their own servers and whether the DNS server they sync with has been corrected yet.

These things can take up to 72 hours to work their way across the internet so it should be OK for everyone again by this time tomorrow.

Rhyds’ advice about local DNS caches is very good and worth a shot if you still can’t see the site.

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Post by exiled » Mon Oct 25, 2021 20:24

Chris5156 wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 20:01
Sorry that people are having trouble seeing the site. I’ve been transferring between web hosts this weekend and the process went a bit wrong, meaning that some DNS servers around the world either cached the wrong IP address or no IP address at all for the site. It’s mostly fixed now but some DNS servers are still pointing the wrong way. As a result, you may or may not see the site, depending on where you are in the world, which company you use the connect to the internet, how long they cache DNS data on their own servers and whether the DNS server they sync with has been corrected yet.

These things can take up to 72 hours to work their way across the internet so it should be OK for everyone again by this time tomorrow.

Rhyds’ advice about local DNS caches is very good and worth a shot if you still can’t see the site.
I just thought your website ran by witchcraft.
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Post by Chris5156 » Tue Oct 26, 2021 07:15

exiled wrote:
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I just thought your website ran by witchcraft.
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Post by Chris Bertram » Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:11

Happy to say that it is all working now. Thanks for the explanation.
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