[PLUG] Web Page Loading Times Out, Server On-line

Ken Stephens kens at cad2cam.com
Tue Jun 14 11:17:53 PDT 2011

frankhunt wrote:
> Rich,
> The ping response simply indicates that the network is up.  The server
> could be running just fine but the site might be down/turned off/whatever.
> fh
> On 06/14/2011 06:27 AM, Rich Shepard wrote:
>>      Just to satisfy my curiosity, what might cause a web page to not load in
>> firefox while I can successfully ping the URL?
>>      The site will probably become available later today, but if it's not
>> responding to the browser requests I'm surprised it acknowledges the pings.
>> Rich
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Ping is on an ICMP port.  The webserver is probably looking on port 80 
or 443, if it is up at all.  You could interrogate the 80 port to see if 
the site is answering with telnet <site> 80.


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