[Q] OT: Web Hosting?

Donovan J. Edye d.edye at bigfoot.com
Mon Dec 30 22:15:54 EST 2002


Hmmm.... Seems they are back now. (In addition to doing the tracert I was
not getting any joy when issuing a HTTP request either)


-----Original Message-----
From: linux-admin at lists.samba.org [mailto:linux-admin at lists.samba.org]On
Behalf Of Sam Couter
Sent: Monday, 30 December 2002 22:07
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Subject: Re: [Q] OT: Web Hosting?

Donovan J. Edye <d.edye at bigfoot.com> wrote:
> M,
> Thanks for the recommendation. However......
> C:\WINDOWS\system32>tracert www.aussiehosts.com
> Tracing route to aussiehosts.com []
> over a maximum of 30 hops:
>   5     *      155 ms   129 ms  cbr-3640.tpgi.com.au []
 [ ... ]
>  13   199 ms   129 ms   129 ms
> fasteth0-0-0-border-comindico-kentst.lnk.techex.
> net.au []
>  14     *        *        *     Request timed out.

So they block UDP packets on high ports. Lots of people (like me!) do
that, because UDP packets on high ports aren't particularly useful for
web hosting, nor much else at all.

Looks like they're still on the 'net though:

sam at yosamite:~$ ping www.aussiehosts.com
PING aussiehosts.com ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=238 time=208.3 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=238 time=207.1 ms

--- aussiehosts.com ping statistics ---
2 packets transmitted, 2 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max = 207.1/207.7/208.3 ms
sam at yosamite:~$

And they're even able to serve web pages, despite your results with

sam at yosamite:~$ echo "HEAD http://www.aussiehosts.com/ HTTP/1.0
> " | nc proxyhost 3128
HTTP/1.0 200 OK
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 11:01:16 GMT
Server: Apache/1.3.22 (Unix) mod_throttle/2.11 PHP/4.1.2 FrontPage/
mod_ssl/2.8.5 OpenSSL/0.9.6b
Last-Modified: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 14:29:19 GMT
ETag: "1a738c-cf8-3dad77bf"
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Content-Length: 3320
Content-Type: text/html
Age: 258
X-Cache: HIT from plato.tekno.house
X-Cache-Lookup: HIT from plato.tekno.house:3128
Proxy-Connection: close

sam at yosamite:~$

Eww. They have FrontPage extensions enabled. Don't store anything
important on that machine.
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