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hello i cant login i get a message DNS could not resolve the hostname?


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If you have a Mac:

There is a JIRA about this problem for Macs https://jira.secondlife.com/browse/VWR-25627

Here is a fix posted by Gio Solo that might help you:

I found a temporary solution for my Mac. Now I can use Second Life Viewer 2.6.3.

I found the solution here: http://neilrobinson.wordpress.com/2008/05/19/a-fix-for-dns-errors/

Basically I had to add the following additional DNS servers to my DNS settings in Network settings under System Preferences:

208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220

(for a step by step walkthrough see: http://second-lifers.livejournal.com/1135064.html )


If you have Windows or the above doesn`t fix your Mac

You can go back to viewer 2.6.2 here http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Supported_Viewers make sure you also switch off automatic updates in your preferences > setup, or it will just update you again.



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If you have a Mac:

There is a JIRA about this problem for Macs https://jira.secondlife.com/browse/VWR-25627

Here is a fix posted by Gio Solo that might help you:

I found a temporary solution for my Mac. Now I can use Second Life Viewer 2.6.3.

I found the solution here: http://neilrobinson.wordpress.com/2008/05/19/a-fix-for-dns-errors/

Basically I had to add the following additional DNS servers to my DNS settings in Network settings under System Preferences:

208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220

(for a step by step walkthrough see: http://second-lifers.livejournal.com/1135064.html )


If you have Windows or the above doesn`t fix your Mac

You can go back to viewer 2.6.2 here http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Supported_Viewers make sure you also switch off automatic updates in your preferences > setup, or it will just update you again.



THIS FORUM IS GOING THROUGH SOME CHANGES, YOU WILL NEED TO USE "OPTIONS > EDIT" ON YOUR POST TO REPLY AGAIN.

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Just to add to the great answer by Peewee Musytari that solution should work equally on Windows or Linux, the nameserver IP's listed there are those run by an organization called OpenDNS that provides a free DNS service which is on the whole more reliable than the average ISP's own. They also have additional features in place to handle when the parent nameservers fail something that will disable most implementations of DNS and can provide free web filtering and other services if you sign up with them and are using their servers.

You can obtain more information about them on their site including most importantly detailed instructions how to input the name servers on Mac, Windows or Linux as well as instructions to set the nameservers up directly on you home router etc. The website is https://www.opendns.com/

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