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Birna Rørslett

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Re: Site Certificate
« Reply #30 on: December 04, 2019, 20:05:00 »
Try using a 'ping' from the command line to see whether the machine resolves nikongear.net to the correct IP, i.e. 162.210.51.81.

If this is the case, any issue should be with the browser(s). Delete the browser cache, cookies, and any additional security exceptions for NG and the site access ought to return.

However if the machine cannot resolve NG to its correct IP address, the issue might be external, such as you ISP caching DNS records without proper flushing, or an outdated entry in a HOSTS file. The first can be checked by pinging one of our aliases, for example, nikongear.com or nikongear.org since these DNS records likely are older and therefore, already have been flushed. If nikongear.net still is not to be reached, or you end up with Error 404 or similar, the culprit could be a stale HOSTS file. Either edit it, or perhaps even better (unless you have specialised entries therein), just delete the file. Access the NG site in a browser through one of the aliases not used for ping and you should be back into normal operation. (I had this issue on a Win10 box that hadn't been updated for some time).

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Re: Site Certificate
« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2019, 14:08:13 »
Try using a 'ping' from the command line to see whether the machine resolves nikongear.net to the correct IP, i.e. 162.210.51.81.

If this is the case, any issue should be with the browser(s). Delete the browser cache, cookies, and any additional security exceptions for NG and the site access ought to return.

However if the machine cannot resolve NG to its correct IP address, the issue might be external, such as you ISP caching DNS records without proper flushing, or an outdated entry in a HOSTS file. The first can be checked by pinging one of our aliases, for example, nikongear.com or nikongear.org since these DNS records likely are older and therefore, already have been flushed. If nikongear.net still is not to be reached, or you end up with Error 404 or similar, the culprit could be a stale HOSTS file. Either edit it, or perhaps even better (unless you have specialised entries therein), just delete the file. Access the NG site in a browser through one of the aliases not used for ping and you should be back into normal operation. (I had this issue on a Win10 box that hadn't been updated for some time).

Editing the Hosts file seems to have solved the problem.  It was showing the wrong IP address, so I corrected this.
Anthony Macaulay

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Re: Site Certificate
« Reply #32 on: December 20, 2019, 19:43:57 »
I cant logon to the site with Opera when its build-in vpn is enabled, since the server migration.
Possibly the servers that provide for the vpn service need to renew their ip configuration as well.

Birna Rørslett

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Re: Site Certificate
« Reply #33 on: December 20, 2019, 19:50:32 »
When IP addresses change, it is always prudent to flush any cached DNS information.

Besides, the final update to the site name servers was performed only 6 hours ago. Can you ping nikongear.net and get its current IP?

I have tried NG with 6 different networks today. Four of them had the the correct IP, for the others I just made a local HOSTS file.

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Re: Site Certificate
« Reply #34 on: December 20, 2019, 19:54:08 »
works now
great work, team
You are out there. You and your camera. You can shoot or not shoot as you please. Discover the world, Your world. Show it to us. Or we might never see it.

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Re: Site Certificate
« Reply #35 on: December 20, 2019, 23:10:22 »
HOORAY!!! The annoying orange triangle on the padlock is gone now!

Thank you, administrators (especially Andrea?)!
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Birna Rørslett

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Re: Site Certificate
« Reply #36 on: December 20, 2019, 23:16:06 »
Actually, only Birna.

And a large lump of the subscribers' monetary contributions.

We do need more subscribers :)

Akira

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Re: Site Certificate
« Reply #37 on: December 20, 2019, 23:22:54 »
Actually, only Birna.

And a large lump of the subscribers' monetary contributions.

We do need more subscribers :)

I see.  Then a big THANK YOU, Birna!  You brought a peace of mind here.
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Birna Rørslett

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Re: Site Certificate
« Reply #38 on: December 20, 2019, 23:30:50 »
We *had* to solve this issue and Andrea is mired down in the aftermath of moving house thousands of miles across the US. I had really no choice in the end.  The last two weeks have been spent combining a battle against pneumonia and obstinate computer services :)

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Re: Site Certificate
« Reply #39 on: December 20, 2019, 23:48:23 »
Thanks a lot Birna, well done!!!

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Re: Site Certificate
« Reply #40 on: December 21, 2019, 00:06:14 »
Thank you Birna, well done, nice to have Nikongear back online :)

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Re: Site Certificate
« Reply #41 on: December 21, 2019, 00:17:24 »
I updated the Hosts file, flushed the browser cache and restarted the computer.

Working fine now, thank you.
Anthony Macaulay

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Re: Site Certificate
« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2019, 00:30:52 »
While having a HOSTS file will do no harm as long as the domain entry therein is correct, it might cause trouble if the IP address should change anew. Thus after a few days your ISP should provide the correct IP and then the HOSTS file can be corrected by putting a # in front of the entry.

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Re: Site Certificate
« Reply #43 on: December 21, 2019, 03:04:46 »
We *had* to solve this issue and Andrea is mired down in the aftermath of moving house thousands of miles across the US. I had really no choice in the end.  The last two weeks have been spent combining a battle against pneumonia and obstinate computer services :)

Hope you get better now!
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Re: Site Certificate
« Reply #44 on: December 21, 2019, 13:09:40 »
While having a HOSTS file will do no harm as long as the domain entry therein is correct, it might cause trouble if the IP address should change anew. Thus after a few days your ISP should provide the correct IP and then the HOSTS file can be corrected by putting a # in front of the entry.

Thanks, will do.
Anthony Macaulay