Hippo in Audlem

Home » Latest News » Hippo in Audlem

A number of readers have reported sightings of a 'blue hippo' appearing on their screens when they attempt to connect to the new AudlemOnline. The icon is the logo of the now defunct Mark III website server which is appearing intermittently as the web gets used to Mark IV.

The problem occurs due to a worldwide internet system called DNS (Domain Name System). DNS is what maps internet addresses like www.audlem.org to their actual computer address which are much geekier series of numbers called IP Addresses.

AudlemOnline Mark IV is connected to a different IP Address than Mark III, so we have had to notify the DNS registrar that we are making the change. The problem is, that with billions of website names now mapped to billions of IP addresses, the system takes a while to filter down to the end user. Some people in Audlem are still getting Mark III, others are getting Mark VI and those in between are getting the server welcome page — which includes the hippo logo.

Naming servers is a tradition in IT companies. ThenMedia have always named theirs as colourful animals. Some readers have suggested that rebooting their routers has fixed the problem, but if not, we are told that all DNS servers will have updated the address within 24 hours.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Mon 17 Feb 6:09am  |  hits: 5,140

DaveMThe first picture at Lock 11 declares the canal closed. The second below Adderley Locks shows why — Two big dams in place so a culvert can be repaired.Jean StainthorpeThe Turnpike field is under a significant amount of water again, but Grey's Bridge should stay put this time after the repair work undertaken by cheshire East.Christopher...

road closed
Sat 22 Feb 6:06am  |  hits: 897

Information from Cheshire East Proposed Traffic Management ReportFriday February 28thLonghill Lane will be closed "near Audlem Cricket Club and Windmill Lane" from 9.30am to 3.30pm.This is to allow the erection of Horse Warning...

Postal Problems
Fri 21 Feb 6:09am  |  hits: 876

Ed: We received this from our roving reporter Bob Fousert. It would be great if the Parish Council could intervene with the Royal Mail to undo this restriction of trade thoughtlessly implemented.What do you call a post box where the mail you want to post doesn't fit through the slot? Answer- a box.Imagine your frustration when the postal service you rely upon for a significant...