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BlogSpot Network Problems?

I'm a network troubleshooter, and got into Blogging only recently, when I needed to setup a website quickly. So when I hear Bloggers describe problems that may well be network related, not related to the silence at Blogger, my ears perk up.

So today I see mention of possible DNS or MTU problems accessing blogspot.com.

And here's an ongoing problem. When you're in Post Edit, you see (on and off, constantly)
Could not connect to Blogger.com. Saving and publishing may fail.


DNS / MTU problems can have varied symptoms.
You try to browse to http://www.example.gov, and you get a cryptic

  • Firefox can't find the server at www.example.gov.
  • We can't find "www.example.gov".
  • The classical
    404 Not Found

  • The also classical white screen, with "Done" in the status bar.


Now the above examples could have been caused by any of several scenarios.

  • Host www.example.gov doesn't exist (you typed the name wrong).
  • Host www.example.gov isn't operational today (it's down).
  • Your DNS (that translates www.example.gov into an IP address) isn't working (your ISP is borked).
  • Your MTU setting is causing a problem with accessing www.example.gov (somewhere in the Internet, something changed).
  • You don't have Internet connectivity (DOHH).


I'll generally refer you to any of 3 articles of mine.

Given the possibility that the problem might be with Blogspot, maybe WordPress is a good alternative here.


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