[HOW TO] access some borked parts of the site

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Samutz, May 9, 2009.

  1. Samutz

    Samutz Wet Tissue Sample

    Oct 4, 2004
    United States
    See that hole in your wall?
    I noticed that I'm not the only one having trouble access some stuff on the site (mainly wiki).
    It's due to something goofy going on with the DNS. Basically, when you try to access a subdomain of gbatemp.net (such as wiki.gbatemp.net), your ISP's DNS server is reporting that there's no IP address connected to that subdomain.

    However, you can assign IP addresses to those subdomains for yourself.
    To do so, add these lines to your computer's hosts file:
    If you don't know how to modify your hosts file, check these links:
    Windows: http://vlaurie.com/computers2/Articles/hosts.htm
    Ubunutu (should work for most linux): http://ubuntu-tutorials.com/2006/12/05/use...u-510-6061-610/
    Mac: http://support.apple.com/kb/TA27291

    But, if these IPs ever change (such as GBAtemp moving to a new server), you'll have to change them again or erase them so that your ISP's DNS server can handle it instead.

    If you're only trying to connect to irc with an irc client, such as mIRC, you don't have to mess with the hosts file and connect using the ip instead (
    This doesn't work for the website subdomains though because goes to gbatemp.net by default.
  2. i.heart.piracy

    i.heart.piracy Advanced Member

    Apr 23, 2009
    United States
    Wow, thanks! This worked great.

    When we're done, do we need to delete the portion of the "host" file that we inserted? Or can we just leave it in there with no potential problems in the future?
  3. jhoff80

    jhoff80 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 23, 2006
    United States
  4. TLSpartan

    TLSpartan Kills threads

    Oct 20, 2006
    The same as gbatemp
  5. Frederica Bernkastel

    Frederica Bernkastel GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Jan 31, 2008
    United Kingdom
    thanks for the DNS entries samutz!
    If I saw this topic before... it would have saved me ages...