# IRC down AGAIN!?

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#### DexterLB

##### Well-Known Member
Code:
ping hashnet.org
ping: unknown host hashnet.org
Tried BTK native DNS, OpenDNS, also tried several proxies. I even tried down for everyone or just me? . All end up with the same result: HashNet is down. So, What's wrong?

##### Well-Known Member
OK here, even though that link says not.

#### WiK

Been working fine all day here - you're in there now so I guess you got it working.

Phil

#### DexterLB

##### Well-Known Member
I guess there's something wrong at my end. If I keep trying to connect, after 6 or 7 hours of trying it connects. And if I restart my router and get a new dynamic IP, I have to wait another 6 hours to get a connection. I've now moved entirely to OpenDNS, but still my system requests the hashnet IP address from DNS and gets no answer. When it connects, that should be after about 4 hours, I'll write down the IP of hashnet.org, restart the router and try connecting directly.

#### WiK

Weird, it's still working fine here.

#### DexterLB

##### Well-Known Member

I also tried several remote ping services, but they all return "Unknown host" or similar messages

#### WiK

85.159.248.66

Pinging irc.hashnet.org works fine from here, too.