"WordPress.org is taking a lunch break" (6 posts)

  1. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 10 years ago #

    No it isn't - and if you've seen that message it's some odd DNS error and not the domain nipping out for a bite to eat. I've had this error for minutes / hours and it's really annoying.

    On Windows you can avoid this error by editing your Hosts file. It's not tricky at all:
    and the entry you need in there is: wordpress.org

    It's also out of Matt's control - even he can't change DNS the way this is :)

  2. Jonathan Landrum
    Posted 10 years ago #

    That's awesome, Podz. Thanks for the 411. Now, however, I have a question. I've added the entry in the appropriate alphabetical location, but I can't save the file. Any ideas?

    Edit: every other entry is listed as (home); should I list wordpress.org similarly?

  3. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 10 years ago #

    alphabetical location?
    My hosts file was empty - I assume yours was not?

    What happens when you do try to save?
    Nothing useful on that page?

  4. Jonathan Landrum
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Really? I had literally thousands of entries, all listed as The file was complete with a commented-out paragraph at the top listing updates. I did find out, however, that it was set to read-only. Is it safe to delete everything and simply put the wordpress.org info in there?

  5. Chris_K
    Posted 10 years ago #

    odds are you have an antispyware thingy of some sort "blackholing" a bunch of known-bad domains.

  6. Jonathan Landrum
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Ah, and that would explain why it's read-only. Okay, I'll just add WP to the list and keep what I've got. Thanks guys!

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