Host name

Case number:671076-993650
Opened by:08wooda
Opened on:Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 18:24
Last modified:Friday, October 5, 2012 - 06:22

Every time I try and login (from the UK) I get the following message:

Couldn't resolve host name: Error Contacting Server

Can this be fixed?


(Thu, 10/04/2012 - 18:24  |  7 comments)

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Type: Suggestion » Bug

Couldn't resolve host name: Error Contacting Server

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on th global chat
Hi everyone... sorry for the current server trouble. rosetta@home has gone down, our lab website: has gone down as well as foldit
We've sounded the alarm, so hopefully our sys admins will find out the problem soon, since it's not a UW campus issue:
I'll keep you posted as soon as I hear anything. Thanks for your patience! In the meantime, if any PC users were able to download the devprev client before the crash... please try out 633 again to see if the memory problems have been solved (you can play that one offline ;-) and let us know once the feedback is up again! Thakns!

so try again later

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Everything should be back up and running now.
Please let us know if you are still unable to connect to the server.
I'll add a news post about this.

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Still unable to connect to the server.

Sorry to be a pain....


tamirh's picture
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You can try flushing your DNS and see if that helps:

* Open the Start menu.
* Go to Run.
* In the Run text box, type: ipconfig /flushdns
* Press Enter

* Go to Applications.
* Go to Utilities.
* Open the Terminal application.
* Type: dscacheutil -flushcache
* Press Enter

alwen's picture
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This is the web address that was coming up until I did the DNS flush just now:

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