Hello I'm running unmanaged VPS at Hetzner with Ubuntu Linux. I use Apache to serve webpages and I have 8 websites on it. One particular website stopped responding without reason. Nobody touched anything on that VPS two days ago and it just stopped responding. The website is Django application with similar functionality as StackExchange (OSQA) and I use mod_wsgi to start this Django via apache. Apache logs don't show anything unusual and I suspect it is a DNS problem. When I try to ping the domain from the VPS I get the right IP:
root@genije:~# ping genije.org PING genije.org (220.127.116.11) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from genije.org (18.104.22.168): icmp_req=1 ttl=64 time=0.024 ms 64 bytes from genije.org (22.214.171.124): icmp_req=2 ttl=64 time=0.026 ms
But when I try to use w3m browser from VPS to GET the site I get "can't load genije.org". If I try to ping it from my home machine I get different IP:
C:\Users\Goran>ping www.genije.org Pinging www.genije.org [126.96.36.199] with 32 bytes of data: Request timed out.
So this is why I believe it is a DNS problem. I use Namecheap for domain management with custom DNS servers. They were ns1.genije.org and ns2.genije.org. I just changed them to other ns1.itn.me and ns2.itn.me. Both of those servers point to the same IP. It is a mystery to me why this happen all of the sudden. Here's my DNS records file from VPS:
$ttl 38400 genije.org. IN SOA ns1.itn.me. goran.itn.me. ( 1303520547 10800 3600 604800 38400 ) genije.org. IN A 188.8.131.52 www.genije.org. IN A 184.108.40.206 genije.org. IN MX 5 ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. genije.org. IN MX 5 ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. genije.org. IN MX 10 ASPMX2.GOOGLEMAIL.COM. genije.org. IN MX 10 ASPMX3.GOOGLEMAIL.COM. genije.org. IN NS ns1.genije.org. genije.org. IN NS ns2.genije.org. genije.org. IN MX 1 ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. mail._domainkey IN TXT "v=DKIM1; g=*; k=rsa; t=y; p=STRINGGGG" ; ----- DKIM mail for genije.org genije.org. IN TXT v=spf1 a ptr ip4:220.127.116.11 mx:alt1.aspmx.l.google.com mx:alt2.aspmx.l.google.com mx:aspmx.l.google.com mx:aspmx2.googlemail.com mx:aspmx3.googlemail.com ?all genije.org. IN NS genije.org. genije.org. IN NS ns1.itn.me.
I just added last two NS lines in order to resolve the problem. Can anyone help me find the problem? Maybe my DNS suspicion is wrong, if so can you please point me in the right direction. I never had any similar problem so I don't know how to act. Thanks!