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A Fix for those not able to connect ....

Discussion in 'UHall' started by weins201, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. weins201

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    Locate your Host 32 file - C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc

    Open it with word pad and patch this iine to the bottom of it.

    107.23.85.115 login.ultimaonline.com

    It seems to work.

    I know this is TOTAL BS and a DEV or somone from EA / Mythic or whoever should bepowning up about this NOW.

    good luck
     
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  2. weins201

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    This works tere is no threat from adding the line all it does is give your computer the place to look. Dev you should pin this post and lock / freez / delet all other whine waffles gripe or groans.
     
  3. Manticore

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    what's the rest of the url, i dont find anything that ends with "etc"
     
  4. pumpkin_escobar

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    When u write open it, what is the it?
    In my etc folder I have hosts, networks,services,lmhosts,protocol

    Thanks for posting
     
  5. pumpkin_escobar

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    There is an etc folder there.

    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
     
  7. Petra Fyde

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    There is a more full explanation in the other threads, plus 2 other options to try.
    Tardis posted the host file option:
    http://stratics.com/community/threa...hard-list-some-are-not-whats-the-deal.297031/
    Which picks up a similar issue we had before.
    Bealank suggests a DNS flush
    http://stratics.com/community/threa...connect-to-utlima-online.297036/#post-2255863
    the third option is auto dns from google. Still looking for that post, will edit when I find it
    originally suggested by Botak ( http://stratics.com/community/threa...her-network-outage.277646/page-4#post-2255810) but explained more fully by Bealank:
    http://stratics.com/community/threa...her-network-outage.277646/page-4#post-2255886
     
    #7 Petra Fyde, Mar 28, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2013
  8. pumpkin_escobar

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    Thanks a lot, it worked I opened the "hosts" folder.

    Thanks Petra
     
  9. Petra Fyde

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    :) Don't thank me, thank Tardis, Bealank and Botak
     
  10. BeaIank

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    I also suggest that about one week from now, all of you that edited the hosts file edit it again to remove the entry.
    One week is usually enough for the DNS to propagate even to the most stubborn DNS servers across the world.
     
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  11. Grace of Minoc

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    it won't let me save it, what exactly do I do to not get the access denied gump?
     
  12. flappy6

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    i better stick to atari
     
  13. Dr Pet

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    U all must thank the UO team for posting any of this on the website, or sending any sort of mail telling us how to fix the issue. No , no just drop us for 24 hours and keep quiet.. the playing members really enjoy that. Ohhh wait we are all paying members. Shooooo
     
  14. Petra Fyde

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    What about when you look all the way into the etc folder and it's empty. On win7 ?
     
  16. BeaIank

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    Make sure you're running notepad or whatever editor as Administrator. (Right click notepad icon, run as administrator) then open the file and try.

    -PE
     
  19. Prince Erik

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    Sounds like someone at their hosting company has their DNS TTL set too high... if they left it at the older 86400 second value it could take some systems up to 24 hours to pick up the change. We just moved data centers and had to deal with this last week.

    I also second removing this line after the problem is resolved!

    -PE
     
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  20. BeaIank

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    First, make sure you are at C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc

    If you are, and there isn't a hosts file, you can create one. Make sure it's name is hosts and not hosts.txt

    The basic contents of the file are:
    # copyright (c) 1993-2009 microsoft corp.
    #
    # this is a sample hosts file used by microsoft tcp/ip for windows.
    #
    # this file contains the mappings of ip addresses to host names. each
    # entry should be kept on an individual line. the ip address should
    # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
    # the ip address and the host name should be separated by at least one
    # space.
    #
    # additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
    # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
    #
    # for example:
    #
    # 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
    # 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

    # localhost name resolution is handled within dns itself.
    # 127.0.0.1 localhost
    # ::1 localhost

    You don't need to add those lines to the file, as they're only comments.
    Open the file you created, add the line:

    107.23.85.115 login.ultimaonline.com

    And save it.
     
  21. BeaIank

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    You tell me... I dread every time we have to move servers because it will be a major headache until the DNS propagate.
     
  22. Petra Fyde

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