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Discussion in 'UHall' started by Lady_Rachel, Jun 29, 2012.
Anyone else having trouble connecting right now?
Just tried in CC and EC and had no problems logging in.
can't myself either
I can't get in either. Classic Client either (Not Responding) or "Cannot Connect to Ultima Online. Please try again later." Enhanced Client just closes itself after a few seconds after pressing login button.
Same here can't get past log in.
I can't log in.. tried for over an hour and the classic client keep saying retry again
Same thing here.
Just woken up here and can't connect to any shard. Crashes out after entering password.
Same lol.. Wiat
Sigh....should we just expect 5 hours of shawarmaing downtime weekly now? This is beyond insane.
It always seems to happen on nights when I don't have to work in the morning and have permission from the ole lady to play as long as I want, lol.
No issues here (UK).
Looks like a geographical issue? Anyone have the ip address of the login server?
Yeah I'm just enraged because netflix also decided to go down at the same time. Wonder if it's related?
Can't connect myself either...
UO Stratics *New* | Server IP Addresses
login.ultimaonline.com 220.127.116.11login.ultimaonline.com 18.104.22.168
Can't seem to ping login.ultimaonline.com, but ip is ok. So looks like a dns problem..
Added that line into hosts file and log in ok now! Thanks!
You did what to what and you can log in now?
I updated my login.cfg file with these IP's tried multiple different things with it none of them work. So honestly I don't think he did anything that now allows him to login.
Added this line
This will tell uo client that login.ultimaonline.com is at 22.214.171.124.
Once we have a formal response from EA that the problem is fixed, please remove this line or comment it out.
oh wow it worked ty so much
It works! I'm in, thanks soooo much!
I can't save it, using windows 7 64bit. I have admin access.
I think you need to run notepad as admin to edit it, or copy the file to my documents, edit it in there and copy it back.
I couldn`t log in either. Europa.
Added the ip adress manually and that worked for me as well, thanks. So, the log in serverhamster is sleeping on duty again?
Thanks, opening notepad as admin, then opening host file did the trick! Thanks, Mapper and pbtong!
How do you add the ip to XP?
Both ns.eamythic.com and ns2.eamythic.com (authoritative nameservers for login.ultimaonline.com) are in the same network and are unreachable from multiple locations on the Internet. If they aren't up relatively soon, the DNS caches will timeout and people will no longer be able to connect to the login servers unless they hardcode the IP locally.
Hopefully they not only fix it, but they also move a nameserver to one of the other networks so that we don't have this in the future. Expect some people to be able to login while others can't due to this issue. If it lasts long enough no one will be able to.
Aye England here and i cant connect since 7:30 in the morning
NZ, and haven't been able to log in since at least 330 this avo (about 3 and a half hours ago).
Second weekend in a row. Are there words for how much this bites?
merging threads, 2 threads, same problem, one of them has a workaround in it.
I added this to my windows hosts file to login:
It appears the patch servers are hosted on cdn which uses different dns servers so this may be the only domain effected by this outage as far as UO is concerned.
3.5 hours ago sounds about right. Mine was slightly after that, but the DNS cache had to timeout which is based partially on the last successful attempt to request the domain.
Edit: and I'm merged right as I post the workaround. lol
There's either a hosts or a hosts.sam file in c:\windows or c:\windows\system32. whichever folder it's in, create a file called hosts and add
So without sounding Stupid, what a windows host file?
BTW, according to news reports, a line of strong storms went through the Washington DC area (Fairfax is just across the Potomac, between George Mason University and the river, and to the East IIRC of the airport).
Storms were strong enough to damage DC mass transit trains, and leave 2 million without power - so weather's to blame for these difficulties.
read up Winker for more complete instructions
window 7 has no file called host.sam, i ran a search for it
Hosts (file) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From another page:
Windows 95/98/Me c:\windows\hosts
Windows NT/2000/XP Pro c:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
Windows XP Home c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
Windows 7 appears to be the same as windows xp home as well.
The file stores IP to name information locally instead of asking the public internet servers. Windows has usually checked multiple locations for the file. A lot of computers don't have the hosts file create yet and there's a sample of it called hosts.sam. renaming the file to hosts and modifying it or just creating a file called hosts in that folder and putting the information in will do the trick.
Edit: Windows 7 appears to normally have hosts. Windows XP usually just has hosts.sam (the sample file)
further up - post #21 and 25
OUch, although not having properly redundant DNS servers when they obviously have multiple geographically disperse networks is part of the problem. Okay, I'm going to sleep. I'm being too technical and aggravated that int his day and age someone would not have better DNS redundancy than 2 servers sitting in the same room.
Cheers! Im in
Im due you a beer the next time your in the Pub
Note also there was a trojan a year or two back that created host files that redirected all the DNS searches for infected computers to the hackers' computers. There's still about a million computers infected (or looking there) and various law enforcement groups took custody of the servers a year or so ago. They've been running them since, but will be shutting them down this weekend, so if you're getting directed there, you'll lose the ability to traverse the internet when they go down. It might not be a bad idea to go look for the official government pages to detect if you have this problem, just to be sure. Odds are no one here was infected, but you never know....
Hosts files are also good for setting some annoying advertising companies to redirect to 0.0.0.0 if they are programmed to be a type that your adblocker doesn't block.
So if we don't change anything ourselves, is this something EA will straighten out?
Yeah - this is probably hitting all the businesses in the DC area offsite.
Here's a short quote from the AP Article
This help rocked!
You are da man!
I'll admit it... im computer stupid and I have NO idea how to find this stuff and do it correct.
Both myself and my hubby have been able to get online after changing our DNS to Google's DNS. Thankfully, an easy fix.
How do I actually add the line to etc/host? Do I change the name to
host126.96.36.199 login.ultimaonline.com? Because that didnt work
no, you mustn't change the name of the file. You need to open the file in notepad and add the line to that.
read posts 21 and 25 in this thread.