The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161713   Message #3846087
Posted By: DaveRo
22-Mar-17 - 02:06 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Problems Getting Onto Mudcat
Subject: RE: Tech: Problems Getting Onto Mudcat
The personal page link, probably others, are to 'mudcat.org' so if that doesn't work neither will the links.

If you choose a particular server - brownie say - be prepared to change it if it stops working. In the recent past there were furry and chuck and these seem to have vanished. Using just 'mudcat.org' is supposed to make server changes transparent, as well as spreading the load.

If a server fails and is removed from the DNS - the system Reinhard described - it may take hours, days even, for this to take effect because the DNS may be cached within your operating system and your ISP.

One fix, if you're technically inclined, is to put a redirect in your hosts file, e.g.

96.89.184.227 mudcat.org

If you do that, don't forget it's there when it stops working!