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Is Mapraider gone?

Post by Shrimp » Wed Oct 19, 2022 2:56 am

For a while, I haven't been able to load up https://www.mapraider.com/.

Is it retired? Gone? Just broken? The DNS still resolves but fails to load HTTP responses.
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Re: Is Mapraider gone?

Post by JimmyCognitti » Wed Oct 19, 2022 3:22 am

MR is still working over here (just downloaded a map from this site).
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Re: Is Mapraider gone?

Post by EvilGrins » Wed Oct 19, 2022 5:33 am

It just loaded up fine for me.
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Re: Is Mapraider gone?

Post by Shrimp » Wed Oct 19, 2022 12:25 pm

Very strange, it does not load at all for me. I can load it from an overseas server.

I wonder if my ISP or IP block is somehow blocked.

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Re: Is Mapraider gone?

Post by Feralidragon » Wed Oct 19, 2022 1:19 pm

It works for me as well.

It could be that DNS is resolving to different IPs in different locations, and one of them being an old location that is no longer valid.
This can happen if the site changed locations, given that the DNS TTL will vary from node to node, region to region, connection type, even your own computer and browser caches DNS results for an arbitrary amount of time.

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Re: Is Mapraider gone?

Post by Shrimp » Wed Oct 19, 2022 2:55 pm

Seems to resolve to the same address from my machine and the VPS I'm testing from. Also works over a mobile data connection. Seems it just doesn't like my IP/ISP. The connection timeout I'm getting feels like a firewall or routing issue on their end relating to my source address/block.

Oh well.
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Re: Is Mapraider gone?

Post by RocketJedi » Wed Oct 19, 2022 3:01 pm

Shrimp wrote:
Wed Oct 19, 2022 2:55 pm
Seems to resolve to the same address from my machine and the VPS I'm testing from. Also works over a mobile data connection. Seems it just doesn't like my IP/ISP. The connection timeout I'm getting feels like a firewall or routing issue on their end relating to my source address/block.

Oh well.
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Re: Is Mapraider gone?

Post by sektor2111 » Wed Oct 19, 2022 4:38 pm

That last DNS is my favorite. :) .

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Re: Is Mapraider gone?

Post by Que » Wed Oct 19, 2022 11:04 pm

Loads fine here.. pity you can't upload maps though . That feature has been down for a loooong time.
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Re: Is Mapraider gone?

Post by TankBeef » Thu Oct 20, 2022 12:40 am

I can confirm Mapraider working. Like a charm. :tu:

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That last DNS is my favorite. :) .
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Re: Is Mapraider gone?

Post by UnrealGGecko » Thu Oct 20, 2022 3:54 am

Pinged FreakinMeany on discord, hopefully he finds whats up soon.

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Re: Is Mapraider gone?

Post by Dr.Flay » Sat Oct 22, 2022 3:37 am

You can use this free tool to check what your DNS is reporting for any given domain.
It also lets you set specific DNS to use for testing so you can compare.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_records_viewer.html

The ISPs in Australia are busy collecting all the data they can, so they can "protect you".
Modern browsers support encrypted DNS lookups. You should enable this function.
Alternatively Cloudflare have a tool you can use to enforce encrypted DNS for the whole OS (desktops and phones), and optionally use Cloudflare as a VPN
https://1.1.1.1