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#34331 - 04/14/10 10:11 AM website resolving to ip in address line
Ricky Medley Offline
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Registered: 11/18/07
Posts: 206
Loc: Houston, TX
The forums page has the website coade.com resolving or expanding to an ip address. The following is the address that I am seeing currently as I am creating this post.
http://65.57.255.42/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=newpost&Board=5

For instance, this older link in another thread pointing users to a similar resolved topic, no longer functions.

http://www.coade.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=32027&Main=6757#Post32027

If I'm the only one who's experiencing it, then does anybody have any ideas? I've tested in IE and Chrome.

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#34332 - 04/14/10 10:27 AM Re: website resolving to ip in address line [Re: Ricky Medley]
Richard Ay Offline
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Registered: 12/13/99
Posts: 6226
Loc: Houston, Texas, USA
These Forums have been moved to a new Host - this happened last September (2009). The new server had too much running on it and slowed the Forums down to the point they were not maintainable. The new Host moved the Forums again, to yet again a different server. This involved a redirect to a specific URL - which is what you're seeing.

This unfortunately broke all the links referenced in previous posts, since the URL of the server running the Forums is not the same URL that "coade.com" resolves to.
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#35574 - 05/21/10 06:18 PM Re: website resolving to ip in address line [Re: Richard Ay]
Ricky Medley Offline
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Registered: 11/18/07
Posts: 206
Loc: Houston, TX
I hate it when people think they know more than you when your in the mix of things and have been fighting the problems for more than they realize... But just in case.... here I go being the person I hate.

Could you point forums.coade.com to 65.57.255.42 with an A record DNS entry? Then find replace query in your mysql db to match everything up? Even replacing the newly created ip unmasked links as well?

Of course you'd be very granular
http://www.coade.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php
to
http://forums.coade.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php

http://65.57.255.42/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php
to
http://forums.coade.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php


Edited by Ricky Medley (05/21/10 06:22 PM)
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#35600 - 05/24/10 08:06 AM Re: website resolving to ip in address line [Re: Ricky Medley]
Vornel Walker Offline
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Registered: 05/25/01
Posts: 33
Loc: Houston, TX
Ricky,

First, let me say that all comments and suggestions are welcome, and yours particularly so, because it does make sense.

Our main priority was to make the move to the new server as painless as possible, and with as little down time as possible. We got through step one OK and what you have suggested is step two.

We have looked at doing just this but we wanted to make the assignation permanent. As we are now Intergraph we are looking at changing the DNS entry to some form of ***.intergraph.com.

The change will come in the next month or two.
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