[Bioc-devel] Possible DNS issue?

Pages, Herve hp@ge@ @end|ng |rom |redhutch@org
Thu Oct 29 07:45:44 CET 2020

Hi Damian,

stringdb-static.org resolves to on malbec1 like on 
nebbiolo1 and merida1.

Also the following code runs with no problem in an interactive session 
on malbec1:

 > tmp <- tempfile()
trying URL 
Content type 'application/x-gzip' length 71241372 bytes (67.9 MB)
downloaded 67.9 MB

I'm not sure why this fails in the context of the nightly builds. Let's 
hope it's just an intermittent connectivity issue between malbec1 and 
stringdb-static.org. We'll keep an eye on this.


On 10/27/20 02:15, Damian Szklarczyk wrote:
> Dear Devel team,
> My package is failing on one of the platforms (malbec1) and I can’t reproduce the problem.
> It’s a simple timeout on file download.
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.bioconductor.org_checkResults_devel_bioc-2DLATEST_STRINGdb_malbec1-2Dchecksrc.html&d=DwIFaQ&c=eRAMFD45gAfqt84VtBcfhQ&r=BK7q3XeAvimeWdGbWY_wJYbW0WYiZvSXAJJKaaPhzWA&m=VCJIZLg4z8KBx_40fL6k8tTqA1sdrezVR9o9tjHz11Y&s=5sxGQVYMTq8docWLZxPmXrvnPYISVOIT90tYs-Q4pcw&e=
> We have been recently DDoS’ed and in response we have changed the infrastructure a bit.
> Long story short, I think melbec1 didn’t update the DNS, and still points to the attacked IP which is bandwidth limited due to the attack.
> It’s just guess, but before the DNS switch (about two weeks ago) the other platforms were also failing in similar manner.
> Is it possible to confirm that resolved IP for the failing address is the same on Malbec1 as on the other platforms?
> Best regards,
> Damian.
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