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Internal Links Breaking Link Checker? (10 posts)

  1. kingkong954
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The link checker is flagging all internal links as having connection issues, 'Connection Failed'.

    The logs show:

    1. Log : couldn't connect to host [Error #7]
    === (No response) ===

    Link is broken.
    -------------------
    ...with the same response time for EVERY link: # Response time : 3.003 seconds

    This seems to be happening with every internal link on the site, but external links are checked fine.

    We increased max. execution time and timeout. Server load sits at .34, max set at 4.

    Any ideas?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/broken-link-checker/

  2. Steve Weblin
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have the same issue.

    I like the idea of checking links but having the plug-in say internal are bad is misleading and time wasting.

  3. kingkong954
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This turned out to be a server/DNS(IP) configuration error, and not the plugins fault.

  4. Robert S
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    kingkong954,

    I've started having the same issue. Recently migrated blog to another server and also dns provider. I'm curious what server/DNS(IP) issues you stumbled across.

    Any feedback would be much appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Robert

  5. kingkong954
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The IP our server was given was placed in an aggressive firewall zone that didn't allow it to receive/transmit certain types of data. Once we gave it a more liberal zone, the plugin worked.

  6. Robert S
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks @kingkong954,

    That put me on the right track and I found the issue. In my case - firewall was not accepting pings on internal interface.

    Cheers,

    Robert

  7. kingkong954
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    huzzah!

  8. Robert S
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    kingkong954,

    Think I jumped victory too soon.
    Even after opening up ping traffic on the fireall - I'm still getting...

    1. Log : couldn't connect to host [Error #7]
    === (No response) ===

    Link is broken.
    -------------------

    I recently moved my blog from shared hosting to a cloud server. I therefore have full control over the environment. Wonder what I can try next?

    Any ideas?

    Robert

  9. kingkong954
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    We SSH'd into the server, and tried to get it to ping out to external servers, and see if it could receive data back. It couldnt.

    See if yours can.

  10. Robert S
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    kingkong954,

    Very odd. SSH'd in - like you suggested. Was able to ping external addresses but not my own! Iptables flushed and firewall shutdown - still not able to ping self. So decided to reboot - guess what? Working like charm!

    Broken Link Checker working like charm.

    Thanks for giving me ideas to keep looking.

    Cheers,

    Robert

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