Safari wont load some websites. FF and Chrome do...

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by OzyOly, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I was just after a bit of help if you have a minute.

    Today safari decided it doesn't want to load certain websites. Some websites such a BBC news work. Others such as a page needed to accept a job offers do not.
    I first thought it was my network however I can access the sites fine from an iPhone and Windows laptop. I can also access the site from FF and Chrome on my mac.

    I have disabled the firewall, rebooted my mac, rebooted my router, reset safari, delete preferences and cache in Library. I have disabled plugins and extensions to no avail.

    Is there anything more I can do short of a clean install?

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors 603

    blueroom

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    #2
    Links?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    www.bbc.co.uk/news loads fine.
    http://evision.york.ac.uk does not.

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    Okay, solved it. It was Sky's crappy DNS server. I don't know why this has affected safari and not other browsers though?

    Changed to Open DNS and all is working again. I hate computers. :/
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    #4
    I've had the same issues all day. I have AT&T U-Verse here in the US. Safari won't properly load Gmail, Facebook, Huffington Post, Politico, and others. Chrome and Firefox both load all sites just fine. I "reset" Safari to kill the cache/cookies/etc. but that didn't help. Reset U-Verse gateway, that didn't help. Reset Airport Extreme, that didn't help. I figured it was a DNS issue but it's weird that Chrome and Firefox would work using default DNS settings but not Safari.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I guess it's a bug with the latest safari release. Hopefully others will find this topic when they search for a solution. :)
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    I would call that a feature, not a bug. :)
     

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