Weird YouTube connection problem on my MacBook

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by eraykarakuzu, May 27, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi everybody,

    I've got a weird problem: I can't seem to access YouTube. I've tried all that I could think of. I'm using a MacBook 5.1 running OS 10.6.3.

    A couple of days ago, and for no apparent reason as far as I am concerned, I started getting this message when I tried to go on YouTube: ''Safari can’t open the page “http://www.youtube.com/” because the server where this page is located isn’t responding.'' I also tried Firefox and Chrome to no avail. I was using OpenDNS at the time. I haven't experienced a similar problem with any other site. At it seems that the network I'm using makes no difference whatsoever; same story at home, at a friend's or in the campus.

    Desperate for a remedy, I switched to Google DNS and went through all steps at http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns/docs/using.html#testing . DNS settings seem to be working properly and it resolves YouTube through Terminal. Plus, when I use Network Utility to ping www.youtube.com I get the following result: 10 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100.0% packet loss.

    My current settings are:

    TCP/IP: Using DHCP (IPv4) / Automatically (IPv6)
    DNS: 8.8.8.8 / 8.8.4.4 Google
    Proxy: Use Passive FTP mode (PASV)

    I also checked to see whether any of the programs I'm using might be interfering. I've run out of ideas.
    Should I reinstall the whole OS?

    Thanks.
     
  2. 1ne
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    #2
    Do you have another machine to try accessing youtube?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, my roommate has an HP (wireless at home), and one of my classmates has a MBP (wireless in the campus), neither seems to experience any problems accessing YouTube.

    What do you suggest I do with these machines?
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Problem solved!

    Apparently, the hosts file got modified somehow. There were 2 lines related to YouTube (domain name, IP address etc.). I deleted those lines and saved the hosts file.

    Voilà!
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    what wxactly did you do????

    i feel stupid, have the same problem on my HP.
    what exactly did you do??
    thanks,
    Itai
     

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