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Posted 21 January 2011 - 11:03 AM

This is a very weird issue, since Notch did something to the servers, minecraft.net doesn't load at all for me but when I ask my friends, they say it loads up just fine. Because of this issue I am not able to log-in into the game and play multiplayer anymore.

Does anyone know what could be the problem ?
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 12:31 PM

He's migrating the servers over, if he's only recently made the switch to the new ones, it's possible that your DNS still points to the old one.

If you do a 'ping minecraft.net' from your command line, do you see something like this?

Pinging minecraft-main-1712089420.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com [184.73.249.167] w
ith 32 bytes of data:

('amazonaws' is the important part, it looks like they have it set up to not respond to pings so everything from there on will time out)

Similarly, if you know someone else who has a computer that is working, try having them do the same thing and seeing if they get the same results.
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 01:05 PM

http://www.downforev...neorjustme.com/

Handy tool. Does exactly what the web site name indicates.

(It looks like I'm having the same problem as the OP-er; the website above indicates that minecraft.net is up-and-running, but I cannot connect.

The command prompt's reaction to 'ping minecraft.net' is rather uninteresting, and doesn't include anything in your post above (whoever posted above me; forgot the name). Just a generic error.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 01:40 PM

Suitecake said:

http://www.downforev...neorjustme.com/

Handy tool. Does exactly what the web site name indicates.

(It looks like I'm having the same problem as the OP-er; the website above indicates that minecraft.net is up-and-running, but I cannot connect.

The command prompt's reaction to 'ping minecraft.net' is rather uninteresting, and doesn't include anything in your post above (whoever posted above me; forgot the name). Just a generic error.
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 02:41 PM

Suitecake said:

The command prompt's reaction to 'ping minecraft.net' is rather uninteresting, and doesn't include anything in your post above (whoever posted above me; forgot the name). Just a generic error.

Is the error something along the lines of 'Ping request could not find host minecraft.net'?

If you're seeing that, then I'm guessing your DNS hasn't migrated yet.  Unfortunately, the simple solution is to wait for this to happen.
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 02:42 PM

@mollstram finished the transition to the new server. They're using an amazon cloud solution now (super scalable) so there shouldn't really be any problems anymore.
http://twitter.com/#...395788799311872

If you're still having problems, it's probably that your DNS record for the domain hasn't been updated yet. You could try clearing your local DNS cache to force a refetch, but if the DNS server you're hitting has the old record cached you're sort of screwed (until it updates) without finding some different DNS server you can hit.

To clear local DNS cache on Windows 7:
http://www.addictive... ... s-7-cache/

To clear local DNS cache on OS X:
http://www.hongkiat.... ... x-leopard/

To check if your DNS record is updated, ping minecraft.net and see what IP it's hitting.
The new one is:
minecraft-main-1712089420.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com (184.73.239.83)

Though that IP might vary (depending on how it's set up) because it's a distributed system. As long as you see amazonaws.com in there, you'll be hitting the new server.
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 04:02 PM

klaern said:

@mollstram finished the transition to the new server. They're using an amazon cloud solution now (super scalable) so there shouldn't really be any problems anymore.
http://twitter.com/#...395788799311872

If you're still having problems, it's probably that your DNS record for the domain hasn't been updated yet. You could try clearing your local DNS cache to force a refetch, but if the DNS server you're hitting has the old record cached you're sort of screwed (until it updates) without finding some different DNS server you can hit.

To clear local DNS cache on Windows 7:
http://www.addictive... ... s-7-cache/

To clear local DNS cache on OS X:
http://www.hongkiat.... ... x-leopard/

To check if your DNS record is updated, ping minecraft.net and see what IP it's hitting.
The new one is:
minecraft-main-1712089420.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com (184.73.239.83)

Though that IP might vary (depending on how it's set up) because it's a distributed system. As long as you see amazonaws.com in there, you'll be hitting the new server.

Tried flushing the DNS, but it didn't work. When I ping the website it just says "Ping request couldn't find the host"

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 11:24 PM

atiaxi said:

Suitecake said:

The command prompt's reaction to 'ping minecraft.net' is rather uninteresting, and doesn't include anything in your post above (whoever posted above me; forgot the name). Just a generic error.

Is the error something along the lines of 'Ping request could not find host minecraft.net'?

If you're seeing that, then I'm guessing your DNS hasn't migrated yet.  Unfortunately, the simple solution is to wait for this to happen.

Essentially, yeah.

It still isn't connecting, so I must wait. But that's cool.

Looking forward to the more stable servers.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 01:23 AM

There is a minecraft.net DNS issue that might be affecting some people.  I have been seeing DNS failures related to minecraft.net off and on all day long.

Take a look at this getsatisfaction page:  http://getsatisfacti..._message_packet