Kenny <email@example.com> wrote:
| D Herring wrote:
| > The address resolution may be borked. In a command shell, type `ping
| > s3.amazonaws.com`
| Ok. It says it will talk to s3-1.amazonaws.com and mentions an IP
| address. Then times out. The bad news is that it does this on the
| machine that /can/ get to S3 as well (and I quickly dove in via the app
| to confirm S3 is still up -- they have had issues lately. <g>)
On most versions of Windows I've played with [I don't own any, so I don't
know how universal this is], the "ping" behaves as if you had given it
a "-o" option ["Exit successfully after receiving one reply packet"].
And maybe a "-c5" ["Stop after sending (and receiving) 5 packets"],
or some other small number. Which means that it'll only send a "few"
ICMP ECHO_REQUESTs (then stop sending), and either exit immediately on
the first ICMP ECHO_RESPONSE or else hang for some default timeout and
| So this is still interesting. HTH do the successful systems get
| past the timeout, and why cannot SMOKINJOE do the same?...
Try writing a much smaller test case, say, opening a socket to
some simpler service such as <http://google.com/>, throw a "HEAD"
request at it (see below), and then read the response (which for
that request will just be a redirect, ~300 bytes total, ~520 if
you use "GET" instead of "HEAD"), e.g.:
$ http-get -H http://google.com/
HEAD / HTTP/1.0 \ Written to socket and
Host: google.com >-- also echo'd to terminal.
HTTP/1.0 301 Moved Permanently \
Location: http://www.google.com/ \
Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 \
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 11:07:11 GMT \ Read from socket and
Expires: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 11:07:11 GMT >---
Cache-Control: public, max-age=2592000 / printed on terminal.
Server: gws /
Content-Length: 219 /
Connection: Close /
Then try that from each of your three machines. Hopefully it will
work on the first two and hang on the third [meaning the bug *isn't*
a Heisenbug!], and the problem will be simpler to debug.
Rob Warnock <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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