2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 30, 2013 1:09 AM by Tony T
Tony T Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

Recently Safari has been playing up on at least 2 Macs I use.

Sites I have been using at numerous times per day for years have suddenly become "unavailable" at times; coming up with "Safari cannot find the server......"

Launching Firefox and/or Chrome finds the sites straight off whereas Safari has a strop and says "no".  This problem is random but fairly regular.

Anyone any ideas?

Machines/OS used iMac 10.6.8 and MB-Pro on M.Lion.  Both exhibit same oddity regularly.  Cache emptied on the former.


  • 1. Re: Safari unable to find some URL's
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (117,820 points)

    From the menu bar, select


    ▹ System Preferences... ▹ Network ▹ Advanced... ▹ DNS


    Under DNS Servers you should have one or more numerical addresses, such as “” or “”. What are those addresses? Are they the same on both Macs?

  • 2. Re: Safari unable to find some URL's
    Tony T Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

    No, the 2 machines have different IP addresses.  I even had a similar hiccup on my iPad using Safari.

    However, I am now a little more inclined to thinking it more of a problem with specific sites; because of the problem being on so many different workstations.

    I'll just wait out and see how things progress.

    Very many thanks for your response and assistance Linc.

    Best Regards, TonyT