I pinged my DNS server and 100% of the packets were lost/timed out

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Marmot, Aug 23, 2003.

  1. Marmot

    Marmot Guest

    I am trying to trouble shoot an unreliable connection I get from my college (dorm) LAN. I can get a connection, but every few seconds, it dies for about a fraction of a second. This is a pain because it disconnects IRC and AIM connections.
    Anyways, I did a loopback and pinged by own computer, which obviously worked fine. When I pinged my hosts DNS server, I can never get it to go through.
    Any ideas?
    It's a laptop running windows xp home.
    Jeff
     
  2. MP

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    instead of pinging do a traceroute out to any popular website. Pinging isn't reliable because it could very easily be blocked. Traceroute will give you a little more detail as to where the problem is.
     
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    The DNS server might be blocking ICMP. :dunno:
     
  4. Marmot

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    Would it be possible that the DNS was set up to do this on purpose, to stop gamers and IRC?
    I didn't think of that before.
    Maybe I should track down the admin...
     
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    it would make sence for a college...
     

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