Problem loading page - resolved by flushing DNS/ register DNS

By Blind Dragon
Dec 20, 2007
  1. I use FIOS. I have a static IP address set up. And manually entered my DNS servers which I got from my ISP -verizon.

    Everything has run fine until recently about once a day I get 'problem loading page, or wherever took to long to respond'

    at this point no sites will load except for home page or pages that don't change and are in my cache

    If i flushdns then registerdns it works again till the next day

    Just trying to determine what could be the cause for this. It just starting happening in the last week or so

    Also when this happens I can ping websites without packet loss, but I can't load them through a browser
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,155   +985

    change the static DNS addresses to use DHCP. This is effectively what you're
    doing on a temporary basis with the /registerdns :)
  3. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 3,908

    k, thanks joe, i went ahead and did that for now

    why would the static DNS work for a day then stop though it's puzzling me, I got them from my ISP

    just trying to get some ideas on a cause-> I cant think of anything because I have been setup like this for years without problems
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,155   +985

    The point of using DHCP is to make the client systems immune from changes
    upstream (ie your ISP).
    Your gateway address to the ISP is reasonably fixed, but the DNS system(s)
    can and frequently do get reconfigured.

    Static addresss are required for system services, eg: a webserver or email postoffice; everything else should be using DCHP to avoid issues like yours :)
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