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BPS

Postby Reductor » Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:37 pm

The Buddhist Publication Society website (bps.lk) seems to be down. Is the wheel collection from there available anywhere else on the net in its entirety. Failing the whole collection I am wondering where I can get that Anguttara anthology.

Of course i wonder why the site is down. Sure hope it doesn't stay that way.

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Re: BPS

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:38 pm

Hmm, I noticed this a couple of days ago and thought it was temporary... I hope it's back soon.

Mike

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Re: BPS

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:37 am

Greetings,

It seems to be back online now.

:reading:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: BPS

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:57 am

Hmm, where?

http://www.bps.lk/

doesn't work for me. Is that the wrong address?

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Re: BPS

Postby theravada_guy » Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:57 am

Retro,

Not for me, it's not.
With metta,

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Re: BPS

Postby Goedert » Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:28 am

Here it is working well fine.

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Re: BPS

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:30 am

For me it's working - definitely.

Weird.

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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: BPS

Postby Reductor » Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:28 am

Still no good for me... are you still unable to access it Mike?

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Re: BPS

Postby jcsuperstar » Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:29 am

works for me too
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the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Re: BPS

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:40 am

I still can't connect. The DNS at home and and work can't even give me the ip address for bps.lk or www.bps.lk
www.srilanka.lk works fine...

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Re: BPS

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:43 am

Could someone who can connect post the IP address they are connecting to?

E.g. go to a command prompt and type:
ping http://www.bps.lk
and write down the numbers you get out.

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Re: BPS

Postby Reductor » Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:15 am

Hey Mike,

It appears to be something wrong with our DNS settings. I've changed my DNS address manually on my internet gateway/router thing. That fixed the problem. If you are unable to do so, then you might call your tech support and ask them to set you DNS to a different server, which should set things straight.

Here is the address for bps.lk, but I don't think it'll help to punch it into your address bar.

68.64.155.11

If you can change your own DNS server address, then you can find an alternative here:
http://www.dnsserverlist.org/

The servers this page suggested to me appear to work.

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Re: BPS

Postby Moggalana » Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:33 am

There you go: 68.64.155.11
Let it come. Let it be. Let it go.

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Re: BPS

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:05 am

thereductor wrote:It appears to be something wrong with our DNS settings. I've changed my DNS address manually on my internet gateway/router thing. That fixed the problem. If you are unable to do so, then you might call your tech support and ask them to set you DNS to a different server, which should set things straight.

Here is the address for bps.lk, but I don't think it'll help to punch it into your address bar.

68.64.155.11

Hmm, that resolves to a computer in California. Strange...

It's not that the DNS on my laptop is messed up. I can login to various servers at work and I have the same problem, so the weirdness has to be someplace else...

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Re: BPS

Postby Reductor » Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:10 pm

mikenz66 wrote:
thereductor wrote:It appears to be something wrong with our DNS settings. I've changed my DNS address manually on my internet gateway/router thing. That fixed the problem. If you are unable to do so, then you might call your tech support and ask them to set you DNS to a different server, which should set things straight.

Here is the address for bps.lk, but I don't think it'll help to punch it into your address bar.

68.64.155.11

Hmm, that resolves to a computer in California. Strange...

It's not that the DNS on my laptop is messed up. I can login to various servers at work and I have the same problem, so the weirdness has to be someplace else...

Mike


I'm in Canada, your in NZ... it is unlikely that we have the same DNS yet still, we had the same trouble. As for resolving to California, that is not that strange, as a domain name can point in any direction. The BPS would look for the cheapest servers just like any organization (and there are some huge server banks in CA). However, I changed my DNS and now this site works for me. Pretty simple.

So try with your calling your ISP and ask them to change you to a different DNS server.

Or you can wait and I suspect that this issue will resolve itself at some point in the future.

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Re: BPS

Postby Anicca » Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:29 pm

From this box pinging 68.64.155.11 returns a timeout. Would changing DNS servers help?

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Re: BPS

Postby Reductor » Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:41 pm

Anicca wrote:From this box pinging 68.64.155.11 returns a timeout. Would changing DNS servers help?

Metta


Servers are often configured to time out, to prevent a Denial of Service Attack (DOS). As such, a time out does not indicate a problem with host.

I had the same trouble as Mike, but have found that changing DNS server cured the issue.


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