Motoringfile Server Switch tonight completed

Motoringfile should be good to go for all of you by now! Go on over and read the Stracco interview!

From motoringfile.com, if you missed it.

>Late (as in after 1am EST/-5 GMT) MotoringFile will be moving to a new and more robust server and host. Anytime a site moves hosts the DNS must change around the web. That can mean different downtime depending on your ISP.

>Typical downtime can be just a few hours – meaning that the site will be back online by the morning. However in some cases your ISP might not update DNS as frequently and downtime can range as high as 24 hours. However that is fairly rare and probably won’t affect but a few. For readers in the UK and Europe, your morning browsing may be slightly affected again depending on your ISP’s ability to update DNS.

>What do you have to do? Nothing. Bookmarks and RSS feeds will stay the same. You can just sit back and enjoy a new and shiny MF (most likely) by Wednesday morning.

I would also like to take this opportunity to introduce you to OpenDNS.com. If you were using their settings for your DNS settings on your computer or router, you would be seeing Motoringfile.com right away, much like I am. It’s fast, safer than what you are using and smart (knows when you typo .cmo that you meant .com).

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4 Comments

  1. wow. Must be super slow on the DNS updates. The refresh time must be set to 3 days instead of 4 hours. If you can make changes to the network settings on your machine, add the opendns.com servers to your dns settings.

    208.67.222.222
    208.67.220.220

    Once that is done, you should be able to see MF right away.

  2. OpenDNS?
    Just read their website, tried it, and my PC still works. Can’t really see any change in speed – but puzzled, what’s the benefit for OpenDNS? Just pure goodness?!

  3. yea, pretty much.

    I’ve had isp’s that would show a site one day, but then it would be gone the next.

    try a typo in the address bar (like .cmo or .etn) and see what it does.

    Wait until you get an address that doesn’t work. You get a keen search page instead of something that is covered in pop-ups or other badness.

    So, yes. Just pure goodness ;)

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