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Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Thu 03-May-12 07:52:56
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A peculiar routing issue last night.


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Last night I my laptop stopped connecting to my mail server. thought I'd tracked it down and come up with a workaround but now I'm just confused. The server is running on my local network but I connect using the domain name. Obviously this relies on the router supporting loopback.

I was a bit puzzled as to why it should be a problem a week after my connection went live and I started using this router. Anyway I decided to try setting up a static route. That allowed me to connect using the domain name but then I saw that I was connecting on my external address. So I disabled the static route and it's still working.

I've done some Googling and the WNR1000 supposedly doesn't support loopback. The questions therefore are:

a)Does it?
b)If it doesn't then why did it take a week before it caused me a problem?
c)Did my static route fix something? For how long?

BTW:I did reasonable due diligence and my internet connection was up. TBBQM doesn't show a break either so presumably the router didn't reboot.

Any thoughts?

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Standard User Sandgrounder
(knowledge is power) Thu 03-May-12 11:01:53
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Re: A peculiar routing issue last night.


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In reply to a post by Andrue:
..... so presumably the router didn't reboot.
Does your router not show the uptime and connection time?



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Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Thu 03-May-12 11:48:34
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Re: A peculiar routing issue last night.


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In reply to a post by Andrue:
..... so presumably the router didn't reboot.
Does your router not show the uptime and connection time?
It does, and that's a good point. I'll double check tonight but I was able to surf the web while unable to access the server so I'm pretty sure the router was okay. If it doesn't happen again then fair enough but it's curious that the 'outage' lasted for at least five minutes.

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