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    Default Solution for people who are facing MSN/Windows Live Messenger Sign-in Problems

    Remember: If MSN dies on you again, reverse the steps below. I was told that this is a temporary measure that would last till wednesday only. =)

    Helloooo pple.
    If you're getting a "service is temporarily unavailable" error,

    follow these steps:
    go to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc
    open the file called "hosts" using wordpad
    add these lines to the bottom
    65.54.239.80 messenger.hotmail.com
    65.54.239.80 dp.msnmessenger.akadns.net

    save and exit
    open MSN, it should work

    Cheers
    QX
    Last edited by Timber Wolf; 12th September 2006 at 08:54 AM.

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    Default Re: Solution for people who are facing MSN/Windows Live Messenger Sign-in Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Timber Wolf
    Helloooo pple.
    If you're getting a "service is temporarily unavailable" error,

    follow these steps:
    go to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc
    open the file called "hosts" using wordpad
    add these lines to the bottom
    65.54.239.80 messenger.hotmail.com
    65.54.239.80 dp.msnmessenger.akadns.net

    save and exit
    open MSN, it should work

    Cheers
    QX
    It works..
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    thanks, man! was wondering wat happened today.
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    Default Re: Solution for people who are facing MSN/Windows Live Messenger Sign-in Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Timber Wolf
    Helloooo pple.
    If you're getting a "service is temporarily unavailable" error,

    follow these steps:
    go to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc
    open the file called "hosts" using wordpad
    add these lines to the bottom
    65.54.239.80 messenger.hotmail.com
    65.54.239.80 dp.msnmessenger.akadns.net

    save and exit
    open MSN, it should work

    Cheers
    QX
    any idea why suddenly we need to map our ip directly to msn's ip?

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    Default Re: Solution for people who are facing MSN/Windows Live Messenger Sign-in Problems

    This will only be available for 48hrs. Remove it once the servers are back to normal.

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    thanks ..
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    Hmm.. my guess is that something screwed up so you need to manually direct the program to the server.

    dunno, not into IT that much anymore, anyone have insights?
    QX

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    Default Re: Solution for people who are facing MSN/Windows Live Messenger Sign-in Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Timber Wolf
    Helloooo pple.
    If you're getting a "service is temporarily unavailable" error,

    follow these steps:
    go to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc
    open the file called "hosts" using wordpad
    add these lines to the bottom
    65.54.239.80 messenger.hotmail.com
    65.54.239.80 dp.msnmessenger.akadns.net

    save and exit
    open MSN, it should work

    Cheers
    QX
    You make my life wonderful again!!!!!!!!!! THANKS

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    Default Re: Solution for people who are facing MSN/Windows Live Messenger Sign-in Problems

    Thanks! It works

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    Default Re: Solution for people who are facing MSN/Windows Live Messenger Sign-in Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Klose
    This will only be available for 48hrs. Remove it once the servers are back to normal.
    TW, do add this to the original post. Or else people will start wondering why they cant access msn on wed.

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    Huh? So, its gonna be down for 2 days??

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    I can't get it to work...

    Any pointers?

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    Mostly likely is a DNS problem.
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    seems like msn group oso cannot access... haha

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    thanks mate
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    Default Re: Solution for people who are facing MSN/Windows Live Messenger Sign-in Problems

    remember to put a tab inbetween the IP and the domain name.

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    Thank you

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    Thanx. it works, but not many frens are online .

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    thanks QX!
    appreciate it.

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    it works!

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