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I could see http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/ being useful from time to time, checking connectivity (um ... yes, you can check other domains, not just Google.com). The first time I tried it, it was down. Which promised to become a bit recursive. But now it's up. Hopefully.

In a similar vein, a web-based email checker http://hexillion.com/asp/samples/ValidateEmail.asp (but read the fine print before getting too excited about any supposed address validity).

And a web-based traceroute has been mentioned in its own topic - http://forum.spamcop.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=8216

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  • 8 months later...
...btw it's beta
Yes, its certainly newer - and registered from the same part of the world you're posting from. And looks very similar to its namesake. Ah well, "a little competition never hurt nobody," as Scarface Al Capone remarked to Bugs Moran.
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really you need to Check thise new

btw it's beta

The appearances of some sort of highjacking cannot be ignored. Domain Registrations between the .com, .net, and .org do not match. As Farelf noted, the dates are far apart. Registration here by this last user included a gmail.com address, which certainly does not match any of the Domain Registration data. This 'discrepency' is further compounded by the 'need' to Register here to make this post that points to a site other than the original .. yet offering no justification beyond the "btw" comment. This whole 'picture' just looks and smells wrong.

Trace down for every one or just me . net ( ...

.... RTT: 45ms TTL:170 (te9-2.dsr01.dllstx3.theplanet.com probable bogus rDNS: No DNS) RTT: 43ms TTL:170 (te1-4.dsr01.dllstx2.theplanet.com probable bogus rDNS: No DNS) RTT: 48ms TTL:170 (po1.car06.dllstx6.theplanet.com probable bogus rDNS: No DNS) RTT: 44ms TTL: 50 (testarossa.websitewelcome.com ok)

Of course, I'm not all that impressed with some of the data of the original .com URL ....

Trace downforeveryoneorjustme.com ( ...

.... RTT: 17ms TTL:170 (No rDNS) RTT: 43ms TTL:170 (No rDNS) RTT: 44ms TTL:170 (No rDNS) RTT: 45ms TTL:170 (No rDNS) RTT: 44ms TTL:241 (No rDNS)

NetRange: -



Surely the folks at Google know how to set up things like rDNS ...????

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The ".net" version looks to be not much more than an imitation of the original, created by a young Egyptian with some interests in programming. If you click on the link at the bottom of the page, you can visit his site and learn more. Since there's no sign of copyright claims on the ".com" version, I don't think there's anything wrong with the copy....not sure that the same technology is being used, however, in that the Egyptian site simply does a background "ping" of the domain you enter in the box...not sure if that's the case with the original.

BTW, you can read about the creator of the ".com" version in this NYT article:



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...not sure if that's the case with the original.

I just tested with 2 of my sites and found it seems to be 2 HTTP requests to the site in question for the .com. My tests came from, which is in Google's space which makes sense per the article.

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Two more cool tools for exploring the question "How come I suddenly can't reach origami.ORG.AQ?" and the like:



just-ping 'pings' from all over the globe to check whether there might be regional routing issues. It also sports traceroute from four global locations and DNS lookup from multiple global locations.

Pings are one thing, but that doesn't imply there's a receptive website at the other end - that's the province of watchmouse which also has pings from multiple locations, DNS analysis and traceroute from selectable locations worldwide.

Sadly, origami.org.aq remains unavailable, anywhere. :D

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