Network not reachable:

Hi guys,

I have an app that sends an email using smtplib through using an account I have there. It's been working without any difficulty, but since the outage this afternoon, it now fails with:

"/usr/local/lib/python2.7/", line 571, in create_connection raise err error: [Errno 101] Network is unreachable

Is it possible that in the course of the outage, was somehow removed from the whitelist? Any other possible explanation?


Likewise - just realized that is also failing as not reachable.

Since you have a paid account there is no whitelist (AFAIK) because you're not directed through the proxy - also, if you're speaking SMTP you're presumably not on port 80 anyway.

"Network is unreachable" is a routing error - it means the TCP/IP stack can't find where to send the packet to get to the requested destination. This is something the PAW staff will have to investigate. If you want to be helpful, you could try a few other sites in the Europe and the US and see if everything has the same error or just a few sites.

It's also appalling grammar from the strerror() lot (what's wrong with "not reachable"?), but that's another matter and certainly not PAW's fault. (^_^)

This was a problem caused by an outage yesterday. Some of the paying users had their IPtables rules dropped. Should be fine now.