Took a while to figure this one out.
I've been in communication with Airstream trying to contact www.spaco.org
There appears to be a syntax error with that site.
You can got to www.spaco.org "if" you drop the "www".
They should have this fixed soon.
The internet is a weird place, sort of makes you wonder how many
websites have been dismissed as dead due to that error.
The US never seemed to have a problem. Only us in Australia.
At one point Airstream blocked users from .au "due to all the spam that
came from there".
Got that one sorted.
Went to Whirlpool (a site that reviews ISPs in Australia). The major
networks could not get to the site using "www". You could if you used a
proxy server, which just confused the techies.
There are even other issues that make it hard to get to a website or
Some servers are case sensitive and some are not. Unfortunately, my own web
server IS case sensitive.
Long ago I learned to capitalize letters in a file name to separate words,
when filenames were limited to 6 or 8 characters. I still do this. So, the
following link will work when going to my website:
but this one won't:
because the "w" in the last "Ironwork" is lower case.
My server won't even let me create a new file using that lower case "w" to
point people to the correct page.
But other servers don't care.
The server can be set, on many servers, to default www.spaco.org to
UNIX and Linux servers are case sensitive, that means that a
"FileName" is not the same as" Filename". On Windows servers, the
other major server software platform, the old 'case insensitive' rules
from MS DOS days still hold firm, and usually "FileName" and
"Filename" are interchangeable and mean the same file or directory.
The domain name part of the URL path, http://www.spaco.org /, is
"resolved" by the Domain Name Server system, and is case
insensitive. That is, "Spaco.org" is the same as "spaco.ORG". Or
The rest is your local server's directory names and file names, and
meet the rules of the server your ISP uses for your website (many
offer the choice between Linux and Windows servers). I like Linux
servers, they are often more robust and quicker. Windows servers, for
those that use Windows on their home computer, will behave more like
the site owner is used to. The choice between Linux/UNIX and Windows
as server software makes some techniques and approaches simpler going
one way, other times simpler and easier choosing the other. For
visitors to most web sites, the difference in handling capital letters
in file names is the most noticeable difference.
Many of us will capitalize words in a *domain* name, and use only
lower case letters for directory and file names, so that Linux /UNIX
servers and Windows servers always treat the visitor the same way.
I get a response with both those links, but only if I omit the "www",
otherwise it's a time out.
You might want to talk to your support guys about this, as you're their
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