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comment Why would an IP address fail, but the server (hardware and web server) and file system work?
@DavidSchwartz without ping and traceroute, I don't know how to do this, I am not experienced with many of the tools of a network technician's toolkit. If packets reach an IP address and find it responsive (using ping or other), but a browser times out, then there's possibly something amiss not in my end or network, but the remote system, somewhere. That's what I've not been able to determine yay or nay, using traceroute.
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revised Why would an IP address fail, but the server (hardware and web server) and file system work?
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Apr
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comment Why would an IP address fail, but the server (hardware and web server) and file system work?
@Richie086 Hey hey, good thought! In fact yes, I did that in the last year, getting working & non-working traceroutes for comparison as you describe. Further, I've taken those results, plus looking up the physical postal address of the data centers that come up from searching the owners of the IPs and host names on each step of the traceroute, and delivering an informed report and inquiry to Bluehost technicians, but usually without an informed response except "it's not working yet" and later "it's working now". Bah! I'm still trying to figure it all out.
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comment Why would an IP address fail, but the server (hardware and web server) and file system work?
Thanks for your response. I understand that setup as you describe, and it's how I used to experience the behaviour on Bluehost, until I upgraded my service to enable any number of dedicated IPs rather than one and only one. Sometimes, on rare days when I think the DNS is out of order, I have tested by IP address on those sites I've personally configured for dedicated IP, and it has in some cases worked thus.
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comment Why would an IP address fail, but the server (hardware and web server) and file system work?
Yes, as you explicitly put it, is correct. However, and to reiterate (just for happy emphasis) the host name is a bluehost host name, going through DNS and whatever (possible alternative) routing it has.
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comment In Keychain Access on OS X, Find matching public and private keys
I just about asked this question again on SuperUser, but have been so fortunate to discover this answer already given.. +1 all around.
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