On Wed, Apr 04, 2007 at 09:55:48PM -0400, Zach wrote:
> Reading defaults file netrekrc
> unknown host 'metaserver2.us.netrek.org'
> Cannot connect to MetaServer (metaserver2.us.netrek.org , 3521)

Works for me.  You must have a temporary DNS problem.

$ host metaserver2.us.netrek.org
metaserver2.us.netrek.org is an alias for orion.netrek.org.
orion.netrek.org has address

$ telnet metaserver2.us.netrek.org 3521

James Cameron    mailto:quozl at us.netrek.org     http://quozl.netrek.org/