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As far as I knew, the *.SE redirects were permanent and would always point to the actual domain.

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working for me... –  Robert S Ciaccio Dec 29 '10 at 2:23
    
working for me too—have you flushed your DNS cache? I seem to remember Jeff mentioning that was causing the same thing to happen for chats. –  waiwai933 Dec 29 '10 at 2:48
    
Hmmm... maybe it is a cache issue after all. –  uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Dec 29 '10 at 2:49
    
If this was a cache issue, I am going to close this as too localized. If that wasn't the case, please flag to re-open. –  Robert Cartaino Dec 29 '10 at 3:41
    
I'm seeing this too –  Kyle Cronin Dec 29 '10 at 3:47
    
@Robert: It seems like there is more to this issue than first suspected... see Kyle's answer below. –  uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Dec 29 '10 at 4:25
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up vote 3 down vote accepted

The ubuntu.stackexchange.com alias was lost during a recent edit of our sites table. This should be resolved.

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I'm seeing this too. I get a 404 when I try to telnet into the IP I get from dig. Requesting apple.stackexchange.com from the same IP works fine:

London-2:~ kyle$ dig ubuntu.stackexchange.com

; <<>> DiG 9.6.0-APPLE-P2 <<>> ubuntu.stackexchange.com
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 7817
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;ubuntu.stackexchange.com. IN A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
ubuntu.stackexchange.com. 1403 IN A 64.34.119.12

;; Query time: 23 msec
;; SERVER: 8.8.8.8#53(8.8.8.8)
;; WHEN: Tue Dec 28 22:47:33 2010
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 58

London-2:~ kyle$ telnet 64.34.119.12 80
Trying 64.34.119.12...
Connected to stackoverflow.com.
Escape character is '^]'.
GET / HTTP/1.1
Host: ubuntu.stackexchange.com

HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2010 03:47:51 GMT
Content-Length: 3449




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    <meta name="author" content="Stack Overflow Internet Services, Inc." />
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="http://stackexchange.com/Content/all.css?v=56a356499730" type="text/css" />
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://stackexchange.com/favicon.ico">
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</body>
</html>Connection closed by foreign host.
London-2:~ kyle$ 
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Odd. I just tried the exact same thing, and got a 301 Moved Permanently. –  waiwai933 Dec 29 '10 at 3:54
    
@waiwai933 did you send the request to the same IP as I have in my post? –  Kyle Cronin Dec 29 '10 at 4:04
    
Yep. Here's the output. –  waiwai933 Dec 29 '10 at 4:14
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I tried that IP and got the SO homepage. –  Jon Seigel Dec 29 '10 at 4:20
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@Jon: That's because you omitted the host HTTP header. –  uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Dec 29 '10 at 4:23
    
@George: Oops, yeah. I get a 301 now. –  Jon Seigel Dec 29 '10 at 4:26
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