Any alternative location to download Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool

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  1. ensure macrumors newbie

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    I'm about to upgrade CPU on my 2006 mac pro and come across this post. However, I'm not sure any one still have "Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool" from netkas.org site to update the firmware from 1,1 to 2,1.

    The site has been down for last couple days and don't know if ever gonna coming back.

    Thanks.
     
  2. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Sorry, I don't have an alternative location for you. But the Netkas website comes up for me just fine. Saw your post and just checked it now. It's working here.
     
  3. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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  4. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816

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    Are there any web caches you could get the file from?
     
  5. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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  6. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816

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    "Failed to open page. Safari can't find the server."

    Might it be a DNS issue then?
     
  7. netkas macrumors 65816

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    Could you please post output of these two commands in terminal.app?

    nslookup netkas.org

    nslookup forum.netkas.org
     
  8. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816

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    $ nslookup netkas.org
    Server: 192.168.1.1
    Address: 192.168.1.1#53

    ** server can't find netkas.org: SERVFAIL



    $ nslookup forum.netkas.org
    Server: 192.168.1.1
    Address: 192.168.1.1#53

    ** server can't find forum.netkas.org: SERVFAIL
     
  9. lethlbu macrumors newbie

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    Same here, I have a login and password set up and I click the activation email and get the same server error.
     
  10. Mr. Zarniwoop macrumors demi-god

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    I don't know why, but it does seem like netkas "disappears" for me now and then as well. Usually a week or so later I can access it, and there are posts while I couldn't get to it.
     
  11. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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  12. flowrider macrumors 601

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    I'm a frequent visitor and member there. I tried it in Safari, Firefox and Chrome - No Luck:confused:

    Lou
     
  13. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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  14. ensure thread starter macrumors newbie

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    mac-pro:Desktop sliu$ nslookup netkas.org
    Server: 10.0.1.201
    Address: 10.0.1.201#53

    ** server can't find netkas.org: NXDOMAIN

    mac-pro:Desktop sliu$ nslookup forum.netkas.org
    Server: 10.0.1.201
    Address: 10.0.1.201#53

    ** server can't find forum.netkas.org: NXDOMAIN

    Then I tried to use online dns lookup. Failed as well.

    http://www.whatsmyip.org/whois-dns-lookup/

    ----------

    My home network is from comcast. I also use google dns server to test as well as mobile phone (AT&T). All failed. Seems there is a DNS issue for the site.
     
  15. Romulis macrumors newbie

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    Nameserver trouble shooting.

    ===================================
    >> dig +trace forum.netkas.org

    ; <<>> DiG 9.8.3-P1 <<>> +trace forum.netkas.org
    ;; global options: +cmd
    . 291718 IN NS e.root-servers.net.
    . 291718 IN NS k.root-servers.net.
    . 291718 IN NS g.root-servers.net.
    . 291718 IN NS l.root-servers.net.
    . 291718 IN NS j.root-servers.net.
    . 291718 IN NS m.root-servers.net.
    . 291718 IN NS h.root-servers.net.
    . 291718 IN NS d.root-servers.net.
    . 291718 IN NS i.root-servers.net.
    . 291718 IN NS a.root-servers.net.
    . 291718 IN NS b.root-servers.net.
    . 291718 IN NS c.root-servers.net.
    . 291718 IN NS f.root-servers.net.
    ;; Received 416 bytes from 192.168.1.1#53(192.168.1.1) in 3 ms

    org. 172800 IN NS a0.org.afilias-nst.info.
    org. 172800 IN NS a2.org.afilias-nst.info.
    org. 172800 IN NS b0.org.afilias-nst.org.
    org. 172800 IN NS b2.org.afilias-nst.org.
    org. 172800 IN NS c0.org.afilias-nst.info.
    org. 172800 IN NS d0.org.afilias-nst.org.
    ;; Received 436 bytes from 193.0.14.129#53(193.0.14.129) in 149 ms

    netkas.org. 86400 IN NS cyberbind.extreme.hu.
    netkas.org. 86400 IN NS www.galako.hu.
    ;; Received 93 bytes from 199.19.56.1#53(199.19.56.1) in 274 ms

    ;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached

    ===================================

    >> dig +short cyberbind.extreme.hu
    62.112.195.67

    >> dig +short www.galako.hu
    <empty>

    1. Name server cyberbind.extreme.hu does not respond.
    2. Name server www.galako.hu does not resolve to an IP address
     
  16. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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  17. ensure thread starter macrumors newbie

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    DNS issue arose again.

    DNSWatch > DNS Lookup for netkas.org
    Searching for netkas.org. A record at A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. [198.41.0.4] ...took 5 ms
    Searching for netkas.org. A record at a2.org.afilias-nst.info. [199.249.112.1] ...took 2 ms
    Searching for www.galako.hu. A record at J.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. [192.58.128.30] ...took 132 ms
    Searching for www.galako.hu. A record at ns2.nic.fr. [192.93.0.4] ...took 21 ms

    Nameserver ns2.nic.fr. reports: No such host www.galako.hu.



    Total elapsed query time: 160 ms
     
  18. kulla macrumors newbie

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    It seems that you have problem with dns servers or bad dns cache so try to add google dns servers instead yours, 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4.

    Open system prefs, network, select adapter that you are using for network, advanced, dns, add those servers to the list and order them so that they are in top of the list.

    To clear dns cache run terminal and type this command

    You will probably need to close browser just to clear it's dns cache too

     
  19. ensure thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm using google dns configured from my local router. Also, the screen shot I posted is not from my home. I'm using web dns lookup. It cannot be every dns server/cache I encountered are broken at the same time. If you look at my screen capture, it failed when trying contact the name server registered for netkas.org.

    Anyway, the site is backup again.
     
  20. RCMan macrumors newbie

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    I can upload the tool to a hosting site if you want, and it will never go down :).
     
  21. MacVidCards Suspended

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    Walking Dead fan?

    Re-animating a dead thread.
     
  22. RCMan macrumors newbie

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    Hilarious and it just so happens that I am a walking dead fan! :):)
     
  23. VAGDesign macrumors 6502

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    There you go, I hope this helps :)
     

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