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Subject: Re: Obsolete step in Rockbox GUI installer, trying to contact web site which doesn't exist (Win32, maybe other OSes too)

Re: Obsolete step in Rockbox GUI installer, trying to contact web site which doesn't exist (Win32, maybe other OSes too)

From: Conway S. Smith <beolach_at_xmission.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2008 02:36:57 -0600

On Sat, 13 Sep 2008 03:05:28 +0100
"Christopher Woods" <christof_at_infinitus.co.uk> wrote:
> I did a cursory search on this, but couldn't find any relevant
> references to this, so I thought I'd ask on the list. Apologies if
> it's a dupe of a previous discussion.
>
> I patched my H340 tonight (which also raises the matter of loads of
> the WPS themes being out of date and not working on the latest
> firmwares :( - the installation process itself completed fine, but
> when the autopatcher attempted to connect to rockbox-themes.org to
> download some themes and preload them, it failed. This is because
> rockbox-themes.org doesn't currently resolve on the web, and it
> looks like it's been down since late 2007 (last date Google Archive
> has a cache for).
>

I just noticed this the other day. What I found was that the
domain rockbox-themes.org is still registered, but the 1&1
nameservers that should be authoritative for it have no (or broken)
records for it. So there's no way to resolve the DNS address to an IP
address, and since I don't know the IP address there's no way I can
know if the site's really dead, or if it's just a DNS problem that
the domain owner can fix by adding DNS records.

Is the Google cache the only indicator you have for it being down
since 2007? Looking at time-stamps for themes I'm pretty sure I got
from rockbox-themes.org, it was up back in March 2008. And the DNS
records were last updated in June.

Hopefully Mark Bright is subscribed to this list & can enlighten us
about this.

$ whois rockbox-themes.org
Domain ID:D123837196-LROR
Domain Name:ROCKBOX-THEMES.ORG
Created On:04-Jun-2006 17:46:25 UTC
Last Updated On:05-Jun-2008 01:24:16 UTC
Expiration Date:04-Jun-2009 17:46:25 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:1 & 1 Internet AG (R73-LROR)
Status:OK
Registrant ID:SPAG-31463401
Registrant Name:Mark Bright
Registrant Email:mark.bright_at_btopenworld.com
Name Server:NS45.1AND1.CO.UK
Name Server:NS46.1AND1.CO.UK

$ dig @NS45.1AND1.CO.UK +all www.rockbox-themes.org ANY
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: SERVFAIL, id: 12712

Conway S. Smith
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