Friday, 30 November 2007

What's in Sweden

What.cd has completed it's move to the Sweden-based PRQ Hosting several hours ahead of it's December 1st deadline.

As the server has changed IP address, some users are having some trouble reaching the site. The following advice has been posted on their front page for people experiencing a problem:
1. Check your hosts file. If you edited it when we changed servers before, it'll still be forwarding the what.cd domain name to the old server. Just remove the what.cd lines, and all should be well.

2. If that doesn't work, flush dns. In windows, you do this by going start -> run, typing in cmd, then typing in ipconfig /flushdns.

3. If the above two methods have no effect, then your problems are most likely caused by caching in your DNS servers. They'll be sorted out automatically in the next 12 hours.
Note: Their news article contains an error, which I have corrected here. ifconfig is not a valid command on Windows XP, and I can only assume they meant ipconfig.

Note 2: Someone in the comments asked about how to check the HOSTS file. Here's a great article on doing just that. http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hostsfaq.htm#Editor

24 comments:

10tacle=) said...

Welcome to Sweden What's! Hope you'll enjoy the stay, and may it last long! ;);)

Anonymous said...

We need help, the poet reckoned.

Anonymous said...

Fap.

Borbus said...

Yeah.. ipconfig.. most of the admins are linux users :P

dynamite said...

Can anybody explain how to check my hosts file?

Many thanks

Anonymous said...

Can anybody explain how to check hosts?

Thanks

angusb said...

I'd like to add that the "required date to leave" has actually been extended to Jan 12, so most of the sites still have some time to plan their course of action

Anonymous said...

what.cd dead. muerto. morto. what happened?

mfirek said...

I still can't connect to the site. I didn't have to do any host file editing before the move, what can be wrong? Flushing the dns does not seem to help

Anonymous said...

I don't mean any harm by this statement, but wouldn't it be better to keep What.cd and Waffles.fm news confined to their respective sites? You have a public blog and anyone can see this. I know What and Waffles are both not obsessed with secrecy or anything, but it just doesn't seem entirely necessary to post the news from their private sites on a public blog.

mfirek said...

I'm such a noob.

The reason I couldn't connect to what.cd is because my shortcut was still pointing to www.incegmbh.com

Anonymous said...

ifconfig is the terminal command on linux/unix based systems akin to the ipconfig of the command prompt on windows machines.

Anonymous said...

what happened to cd will?

vespadaddy said...

This sounds like good news to me. Does anyone know if it seems like there will be an oink replacement?

I sure do miss my flac downloads.

Fr0gg0 said...

I bet they will soon change the laws here in sweden just because people are moving all of their illegal servers here. well, they arent exactly illegal, but you know what i mean.

Anonymous said...

http://www.zeropaid.com/news/9150/Waffles.FM+Now+Officially+in+Sweden

Anonymous said...

so not a single piece of news in over a month?

xerya said...

Nope, no news.

Anonymous said...

no news indeed.

Fr3d said...

Read this in the meantime, written by UK based electronic / idm music producer Ochre.

http://ochremusic.com/2008/01/09/byrne-reznor-and-yorke-on-retail-downloads/

Maybe worth a newspost? I found it an interesting read.

Anonymous said...

still no news...
just given up? or what...
sad.

im having a hard time figuring who i should donate too and give more time too... waffles or what? so far ive dedicated more and upped more to waffles just bc i like the setup and its familiar :)

Anonymous said...

"Expect updates on or before February 4th"

I wonder what this means? Probably news.

Donno said...

OiNK is still veeeeeeeery missed. RIP.

slapzstick said...

how does one go about getting invited to waffles or what without being just another bum begging for invites in every possible forum? I'd hate being that guy and as a result, I refuse to ask. Perhaps, one such invite will seek me out.