Climate Audit back up soon

I’m getting lots of emails from worried folks about the status of the Climate Audit website.

 It’s a DNS snafu caused by closing a billing for hosting service that isn’t used anymore. I’ve already cured the problem but the trickle through of new DNS entries takes time, web-wide.

For those with Windows try this:

  1. Open a command line window or type “cmd” in the “run” box
  2. type ipconfig /flushdns  – should report that it has flushed resolver cache
  3. type ping www.climateaudit.org and if return IP address has a .124 on the end then you are good to go, if not, you’ll need to wait a couple of hours for your ISP to update DNS records
  4. if good to go, open your browser and go to website

If you own a Mac, (thx to Russ)

Mac users should go to Safari Browser and Empty Cache, then go to Utilities, select Network Utility, click on Ping and type in climateaudit.org. If ping come back .124 in the last three, the Mac Users are good to go.

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14 thoughts on “Climate Audit back up soon

  1. Anthony,

    Mac users should go to Safari Browser and Empty Cache, then go to Utilities, select Network Utility, click on Ping and type in climateaudit.org. If ping come back .124 in the last three, the Mac Users are good to go.

  2. So for those who like me are still resolving to the old DNS. Might I suggest adding the ip the the hosts file as such:

    go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc
    open the hosts file with notepad you should see something like:

    # For example:
    #
    # 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
    # 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

    127.0.0.1 localhost
    38.114.169.124 http://www.climateaudit.org #Add This

    just add the bottom line:
    38.114.169.124 http://www.climateaudit.org
    save it, close and reopen your browser and you should be fine.

  3. I followed the instructions but no unfortunately no deal. Have alos rebooted my sysem, but still no results. Pls advise.
    Thx.

  4. 20:25 on the Great Plain, Cox still can’t find it.

    Interesting, reverse DNS knows that IP address belongs to CA.

    The IP address works but all the webby formating is missing.

    May be worse than that. nothing I tried off the first page works.

    Ahh the joys of adminning.

    (You have no idea how hard it is to not blame it all on Bush. Oops, wrong blog. You have no idea how hard it is to not blame it all on global warming.)

  5. Putting the IP address in HOSTS works (FSVO “works” [1]).

    For some versions of windows the path is C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\etc

    Be sure and take it back out before the next IP address change. [2]

    [1] There is a reason we went from the HOSTS (hosts.txt for the purists) to the DNS is so we dint have to make manual changes when some twit^Wadmin change the IP address of something.

    [2] See [1]

    Anthony: thats MR. twit^Wadmin to you sir

  6. It probably came back up here a lot earlier than I knew–discovered that I had had “cut-and-paste”ed (dang new-fangled gadgets) the whole thing (“http://…”) into the route trace command. tracert (DNS, actually) doesn’t grok “http://”).

    Twits every where.

    Do take the hack out of HOSTS before you forget about putting in there.

  7. I have been (correctly) corrected.

    It’s NOT down again.

    The route structure is defective again.

    I hate ‘puters.

    Think about that a minute.

    If there were no computers, there would be no computer models.

    And I might be warm and comfy instead of freezing my …

    And I’d just blame it on luck or sunspots or something.

    I’m going to bed. Good night.

  8. LOOKS LIKE AN OLD DOS VERSION OF THE SITE:

    Climate Audit
    by Steve McIntyre

    *
    CA Tip Jar
    Amount:

    Website(Optional):

    *
    Categories
    o AIT
    o Archiving
    + Nature
    + Science
    o Data
    o Disclosure and Diligence
    o FOIA
    o General
    o Holocene Optimum
    o Hurricane
    o IPCC
    o MBH98
    + Replication
    + Source Code
    + Spot the Hockey Stick!

    AND ON AND ON.

    STILL SOME WORK TO BE DONE THERE.

    12:45 AM EST

  9. Something is still wrong.

    I get the main page if I use the IP, but there’s no formatting, just text, like the theme is messed up. All the database stuff seems pooched too.

    Warning: main(/home/virtual/site73/fst/var/www/html/wp-content/advanced-cache.php) [function.main]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in /home/virtual/site73/fst/var/www/html/wp-settings.php on line 69

    For those that aren’t having luck with DNS, hosts etc etc, in your web browser, just use the IP:

    http://38.114.169.124

    If the site is up that will work, regardless if DNS is hosed up or not.

    To get to a topic, do this:

    http://38.114.169.124/?p=2499

    None of the links are working for me. In other words, http://www.climateaudit.org/?p=2499 doesn’t work but with IP it does.

    Hope this helps.

  10. I haven’t had any problem connecting to them at all, from Seattle.

    Mac users should go to Safari Browser and Empty Cache, then go to Utilities, select Network Utility, click on Ping and type in climateaudit.org. If ping come back .124 in the last three, the Mac Users are good to go.

    I thought everything just kinda worked on a Mac? Sorry, couldn’t resist. ;)

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