Anyone able to access who.is website?

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Andy Burns, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. Andy Burns

    Andy Burns Guest

    I often use <http://who.is> as a convenient domain lookup tool.

    But it hasn't worked for me for a week or two, though according to
    <http://isup.me/who.is> it's working.

    I've tried alternate browsers, disabled adblocker, I don't use a hosts
    file for blocking.

    Traceroute seems to get to New York, then Washington, then give up

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>tracert -4 who.is

    Tracing route to who.is [174.36.202.235]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:

    1 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms firewall.lan [192.168.1.1]
    2 17 ms 17 ms 17 ms lo0.10.central10.pcl-bng01.plus.net
    [195.166.130.138]
    3 18 ms 17 ms 17 ms irb.10.PCL-CR01.plus.net [84.93.249.81]
    4 18 ms 18 ms 18 ms ae1.ptw-cr01.plus.net [195.166.129.0]
    5 20 ms 17 ms 17 ms ae2.ptw-cr02.plus.net [195.166.129.5]
    6 * * * Request timed out.
    7 86 ms 86 ms 85 ms ae1.bbr02.tl01.nyc01.networklayer.com
    [50.97.18.204]
    8 86 ms 86 ms 86 ms ae7.bbr01.tl01.nyc01.networklayer.com
    [173.192.18.176]
    9 92 ms 91 ms 91 ms ae1.bbr01.eq01.wdc02.networklayer.com
    [173.192.18.156]
    10 92 ms 92 ms 92 ms ae0.dar01.wdc01.networklayer.com
    [173.192.18.197]
    11 92 ms 93 ms 93 ms po1.fcr03.sr02.wdc01.networklayer.com
    [208.43.118.157]
    12 * * * Request timed out.

    Anyone else (either with Plusnet as I am, or with another ISP) able to
    access it?
     
    Andy Burns, Nov 15, 2015
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  2. Andy Burns

    NY Guest

    Works find for me - both the initial page and then looking up bbc.co.uk -
    and I'm with Plusnet.
     
    NY, Nov 15, 2015
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  3. Andy Burns

    UnsteadyKen Guest

    NY says...
    I'm with BT and it works fine using Chrome browser with AdBlock plus
    enabled.
     
    UnsteadyKen, Nov 15, 2015
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  4. Andy Burns

    News Guest

    Worked perfectly here, via Zen.
     
    News, Nov 15, 2015
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  5. Andy Burns

    cl Guest

    Why use the web to do something which is trivial from the command line?
     
    cl, Nov 15, 2015
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  6. Andy Burns

    Woody Guest

    What are you expecting to get and how do you do who-is (or the
    equeivalent) from the command line?
     
    Woody, Nov 15, 2015
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  7. Andy Burns

    Andy Burns Guest

    because windows doesn't come with a whois.exe by default, and I don't
    happen to have one installed ...
     
    Andy Burns, Nov 15, 2015
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  8. Andy Burns

    Andy Burns Guest

    Thanks, does a traceroute reach the server for you? Does it resolve to
    the same IP address as for me (174.36.202.235)?

    I'm on FTTC, but AFAIK using baby jumbo packets between modem and router
    to get a "normal" 1500 byte MTU, struggling to think what else might be
    going on ...
     
    Andy Burns, Nov 15, 2015
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  9. Andy Burns

    cl Guest

    I just type 'whois'! :)

    The output is all the same data that a web whois produces as far as I
    know.
     
    cl, Nov 15, 2015
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  10. Works for me.

    Traceroute stops at the same place as yours, but that appears to
    be the last-but-one host, so it's probably not an error:

    $ traceroute who.is
    traceroute to who.is (174.36.202.235), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
    [...]
    10 po2.fcr03.sr02.wdc01.networklayer.com (208.43.118.159) 91.685 ms 92.628 ms
    po1.fcr03.sr02.wdc01.networklayer.com (208.43.118.157) 91.746 ms

    $ ping -m 11 who.is
    PING who.is (174.36.202.235): 56 data bytes
    64 bytes from 174.36.202.235: icmp_seq=0 ttl=53 time=91.981 ms

    $ ping -m 10 who.is
    PING who.is (174.36.202.235): 56 data bytes
    36 bytes from po2.fcr03.sr02.wdc01.networklayer.com (208.43.118.159): Time to live exceeded

    Note that the web page redirects to https:

    $ telnet who.is 80
    Trying 174.36.202.235...
    Connected to who.is.
    Escape character is '^]'.
    GET / HTTP/1.0

    HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
    Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2015 18:32:18 GMT
    Server: Apache
    Location: https://who.is/
    [...]

    What happens if you try the https version directly?

    -- Richard
     
    Richard Tobin, Nov 15, 2015
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  11. Andy Burns

    Andy Burns Guest

    ping never responds for me (what is the implication of your
    mark10/mark11 pings behaving differently?)
    still browser timeout

    odd.
     
    Andy Burns, Nov 15, 2015
    #11
  12. Time to live exceeded[/QUOTE]
    The -m argument specifies the TTL (Time To Live) of the packets.
    It gets there with a TTL of 11 but not 10, so it is 11 hops away.
    The last host in my traceroute was 10 hops away.
    Yes.

    You could try using a public web proxy, but there's clearly something
    that needs fixing...

    -- Richard
     
    Richard Tobin, Nov 15, 2015
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  13. I suspect this is related to a problem we've been having from the office
    recently.

    Seems some activity on the network has blocked some of our IP's from
    accessing the site in question.

    If you don't have a static IP, try a disconnect/reconnect and see if
    that helps.

    FWIW, I can access the site assigned an IP from 80.229.0.0/16
     
    Plusnet Support Team, Nov 16, 2015
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  14. Andy Burns

    Andy Burns Guest

    unfortunately I have fixed addresses in the 84.92.25 range, thanks
    though, I'll see if it gets unblocked eventually ...
     
    Andy Burns, Nov 16, 2015
    #14
  15. Fine here from 87.113.164.3 - which is of course one of yours.

    Andy
     
    Vir Campestris, Nov 16, 2015
    #15
  16. Or use a public web proxy.

    -- Richard
     
    Richard Tobin, Nov 16, 2015
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