Odd DNS behaviour

Hello, I migrated Omeka 1.5 to a GoDaddy hosting account. Was able to figure out the .htaccess tweaks and things seemed to be reasonably working.

Except, on some records/items, when calling to view the item, am getting an odd error that ends with The server at "collections.thewebsite.netplugins can't be found, because the DNS lookup failed"

When the URL should be collections.thewebsite.org

I have no idea where the 'netplugins' is being rewritten to this URL. Have poured over the .htaccess file and can't figure out what is causing this.

This is the same behaviour for 1.5 and my attempt to upgrade to 2.0.2 (I think this is the current version).

Ideas anyone? Am stumped.


That is odd.

I can't immediately think of anything Omeka could be doing that would cause errors at the DNS level.

Can you share more of the error? The "netplugins" part does sound like something that could result from just a missing slash somewhere.

The culprit could be a misbehaving plugin.

Thank you for the response. Yes, it does echo of a plugin behaviour. I restored 1.5 and will come at it again... meaning will Disable all plugins per the upgrade instructions, and *slowly* execute an upgrade again and see if the issue replicates. The odd thing is, it exhibits in 1.5 already, even before going to the upgrade.

Once I do this, I will issue errors, logs, etc.

I appreciate the reply on this.

Ok, have done further testing and here is addtl info.

Let's call the web site abc.domain.net

What is happening is when I go to display an image from the repository (there are approx 12,000 in version 1.5), I get the following thrown back by the browser. What is happening is something is appending 'plugin' to the URL. Resulting in


I grepped the code to try and find where exactly this is being appended and could not find it, not being a coder for starters.

However, in the Plugins settings, I have disabled every Plugin but in the screen it states the following:

The HtmlPurifier plugin cannot be loaded for the following reasons:
The plugin.php file is missing.

As it appears to be part of another plugin and not something that I could download and put into place, am a bit stuck.

Here is the error that is spit back from browser and it of course is not a DNS problem, but a problem with the word 'plugin' being appended to the end of the domain abc.domain.net

I searched for any reference to this and did not find anything. Also poked around but did not change anything in 'paths.php'.

Finally, I upgraded to 2.* and the error persists. I followed the upgrade sequence to a T. Which is why I am wondering if it is a setting that I need to remove but cannot because the HtmlPurifier is broken and there is no way from the Settings panel to disable it.

Ideas anyone? Am close to having to reload the 12,000+ artifacts and that would be a bit of a drag, sigh. tx

This webpage is not available
The server at abc.domain.netplugins can't be found, because the DNS lookup failed. DNS is the network service that translates a website's name to its Internet address. This error is most often caused by having no connection to the Internet or a misconfigured network. It can also be caused by an unresponsive DNS server or a firewall preventing Chromium from accessing the network.

One additional.... I went into phpmyadmin and ended up removing every plugin that was issuing a 'not found' including the HtmlPurifier. Had to try something. It did not help. Continue to get the


URL error. The word 'plugin' being appended to the URL when I try to go and view an object like an image or pdf or anything that has been added to the collections.

(I have extensive backups of everything so can restore)

The HTMLPurifier thing couldn't really have been causing this.

You said you searched around for the bad URL, but did you look through the HTML source of one of the pages and figure out where, if anywhere, that URL is showing up, with "plugins" attached to the end?

Does that weird URL show up in the address bar, or is it just mentioned in the browser error?