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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 12-29-2019, 10:05 AM   #1
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M3forum.net hard down?

Posting here since I assume there are members that view both forums. Anyone else unable to get to m3forum.net? Tried on multiple devices, WiFi and cellular, but says website can't be found.
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Old 12-29-2019, 10:13 AM   #2
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Yep, down and for a quite a while now. Forum is full of excellent knowledge around the e46 m3 but it is horribly dated, under powered, and down from early AM till about 9:00 AM EST for "backups", what? It is obvious the site owner couldn't give a rat's ass.

Edit: Can't ping and nslookup fails as well. Domain non-existent.
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Old 12-29-2019, 10:27 AM   #3
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They are having DNS issues. For a while you could still get to it if you used Google for your DNS server. I think the problem has now propagated everywhere.

The server is still up though. You can add the ip address to your hosts file in order to get to it - 72.29.67.134.

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Old 12-29-2019, 10:35 AM   #4
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They are having DNS issues. For a while you could still get to it if you used Google for your DNS server. I think the problem has now propagated everywhere.

The server is still up though. You can add the ip address to your hosts file in order to get to it - 72.29.67.134.

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Cool, thanks. I have a transaction in progress so want to be able to stay in touch with the buyer.
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File is located at C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc

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Old 12-29-2019, 11:37 AM   #6
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I texted the admin. Hopefully he'll get her back online soon....
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Old 12-29-2019, 11:38 AM   #7
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I have no facts - but given its the end of the year, perhaps they are re-hosting and the delay is for the DNS to re-propagate.
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Old 12-29-2019, 07:21 PM   #8
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Old 12-29-2019, 07:26 PM   #9
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i hope it doesnt go down.....
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that IP doesnt work for me. it just leads to an apache landing page
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You can't use the ip address on its own. You have to use the hostname so the web server knows which site to serve up. That's why the hosts file has to be updated to try to make it work. I had it working much earlier today but I can't do the same trick on my phone.

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You can't use the ip address on its own. You have to use the hostname so the web server knows which site to serve up. That's why the hosts file has to be updated to try to make it work. I had it working much earlier today but I can't do the same trick on my phone.

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good to know, thanks.


I have feeling there is 0 activity since the issue occurred. Someone should buy that site from the owner and maintain it.
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I never realized how often I visited that forum until the past few days it's been down :/
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You can't use the ip address on its own. You have to use the hostname so the web server knows which site to serve up. That's why the hosts file has to be updated to try to make it work. I had it working much earlier today but I can't do the same trick on my phone.

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Could be because your phone is going through a proxy that does it's own lookup. That's the error I'm getting from work with my hosts file updated, so will try again from home. It would be a damn shame if everything in that great forum was lost.
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I never realized how often I visited that forum until the past few days it's been down :/
Same.
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So I took a deep breath but I've been holding it ever since. Not sure that's helping any though..

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