Safari Help

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by erikson14, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. erikson14 macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2012
    I've been having trouble getting a file from a site I had no problem with before my recent Safari update (I have Mac osX10.5.8) It tells me the browser is unable to connect to server Is this caused by the Java applet or new shockwave flash or is it probably just a server outage. Any help would be appreciated.

  2. aarond12 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX USA
    You need to determine if this is truly a connection error or a problem with Safari.

    To check if the remote server is responding to ping requests (which can mean it's running or not), to go Applications --> Utilities --> Terminal. A command prompt appears. Type the following and press enter:

    If you see something like this:

    PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from ( icmp_req=1 ttl=46 time=161 ms
    64 bytes from ( icmp_req=2 ttl=46 time=163 ms
    64 bytes from ( icmp_req=3 ttl=46 time=163 ms
    64 bytes from ( icmp_req=4 ttl=46 time=163 ms
    64 bytes from ( icmp_req=5 ttl=46 time=163 ms
    That means the server is running. (Don't worry if the name of the servers don't match.) Press CONTROL-C to stop the list. Then you can close the Terminal window.

    Now this just means that the server is running and returning PING requests. That doesn't necessarily mean that the function you're trying to call on the remote server is working, but it's a start.
  3. erikson14 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2012
    ok I did that and got the response you listed , what do I do now? Would Java or flash have any affect on this issue, since my browser was recently updated?

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