I’m having trouble with some automated scripts that access www.usbr.gov for river flow and temperature records. It looks like this week, the USBR changed their ip address or network, so most sources for DNS resolution can’t find this name. PC’s that are using Google’s DNS 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, can’t browse to this as a url. PC’s that are set to use 126.96.36.199-2 can connect. But most importantly, my DH account appears to be using 188.8.131.52 - 152, and can’t resolve the name. If this were my own Linux server, I could add a line to /etc/hosts to resolve this, but I don’t have sufficient permissions to modify hosts on DH. Is there another way to resolve this name? I can’t even figure out what the ip address of www.usbr.gov is, because sites like get-site-ip.com or ARIN can’t find it. It’s not just me. I heard that the whole state of Idaho can’t connect to the BOR either.
On my DH account, nslookup finds nothing:
[quote][sisters]$ ping www.usbr.gov
ping: unknown host www.usbr.gov
[sisters]$ nslookup !$
;; Got SERVFAIL reply from 184.108.40.206, trying next server
;; Got SERVFAIL reply from 220.127.116.11, trying next server
** server can’t find www.usbr.gov: NXDOMAIN
[sisters]$ traceroute !$
traceroute can’t find www.usbr.gov: NXDOMAIN[/quote]
And DH tech support already told me stuff I already knew, and that I couldn’t edit the hosts file.
Those nameservers are not DreamHost’s, and I can’t say when any DNS
changes would have been made as those are not under our control. I can
point you to your DreamHost panel, but usbr.gov is not hosted on this
account, nor any account at DreamHost.
Do you know how this site connects to your services at DreamHost? At
this time, usbr.gov is not hosted on any DreamHost account, and my system
isn’t showing that it was in the past. This domain is also not
registered with DreamHost, as .gov domains can only be registered through
a specific provider: