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Re: Can anyone browse LinuxLinks.com?
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2016, 10:32:59 am »
if that IP doesn't work it's not a DNS issue so openDNS won't help .. it's likely your ISP is caching the web or blocking the site.

or your IP is blacklisted .. maybe try turning off your router, waiting a few minutes, then turning it back on in the hope you'll get assigned a new IP that isn't blacklisted.

Another option might be to try accessing it via a proxy, which should fix both scenarios (unless of course the proxy is blacklisted too).
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Re: Can anyone browse LinuxLinks.com?
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2016, 10:34:27 am »
Since you cannot reach the raw IP this is NOT a DNS issue!  ;)

You are somehow blocked...

Test the HIDE.me free proxy: https://hide.me/en/proxy

Paste the url in that box and hit that yellow button...
Code: [Select]
http://www.linuxlinks.com/
Can you visit the site now?

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Re: Can anyone browse LinuxLinks.com?
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2016, 10:37:31 am »
Thanks for all of you giving this so much effort!! Unfortunately, nothing is working here. The openDNS brought no improvement -- and I guess that since the direct IP address (66.132.169.16) also did and does not work, that should not be a surprise.

Maybe I will try to talk to someone at the ISP and ask whether they are blocking that address.

Thanks again. I will report back if I find out anything from the service provider.

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Re: Can anyone browse LinuxLinks.com?
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2016, 10:42:29 am »
Hi GNULINUX,

That last tip (HIDE.me free proxy) WORKED !!  ;D Now, to tell you the truth, I really don't care why I could not call it up before. As long as HIDE.me works, I'm happy!!  8)

Thanks again, GNULINUX.

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Re: Can anyone browse LinuxLinks.com? (SOLVED)
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2016, 10:47:31 am »
^ That means that your ISP is blocking that site, I would give them a ring and ask why on earth they block a Linux site!

Glad the proxy did his work!  ;)
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Re: Can anyone browse LinuxLinks.com? (SOLVED)
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2016, 10:51:28 am »
^ That means that your ISP is blocking that site, I would give them a ring and ask why on earth they block a Linux site!

Glad the proxy did his work!  ;)
Hi GNULINUX,

Will do !! I'll post an update on their response.

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Re: Can anyone browse LinuxLinks.com? (SOLVED)
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2016, 11:01:02 am »
It could also mean the site is blocking YOU .. eg. your IP is blacklisted.

As I said, if you're IP is assigned dynamically try turning off your router for a while so your IP gets assigned elsewhere .. then when you restart your router you'll have a different IP
(this won't work if they're blocking the whole of your country or ISP)
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Re: Can anyone browse LinuxLinks.com? (SOLVED)
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2016, 11:41:13 am »
@everyone,

Thanks again for the assistance. My ISP assures me that they do not block any sites. However, thanks to GNULINUX, I now know about HIDE.me and this allows me to view www.linuxlinks.com without further problems (BTW on the HIDE.me page I used the Proxy location: Netherlands and, like AndyInMokum, am satisfied with the result).

So I guess either Germany or my IP address (which is apparently not dynamically set) are being blocked (probably in the US, which is where I am assuming LinuxLinks is located).

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Re: Can anyone browse LinuxLinks.com? (SOLVED)
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2016, 12:06:50 pm »
You can check if your IP is blacklisted here:  https://www.whatismyip.com/blacklist-check/   8)

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Re: Can anyone browse LinuxLinks.com? (SOLVED)
« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2016, 12:13:12 pm »
That will only tell him if it's blacklisted in the DNSBL or SURBL lists .. it won't tell him if it's just been blackholed by the linuxlinks admin for spamming/hacking/port scanning/too many login attempts/etc. ;)
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Re: Can anyone browse LinuxLinks.com? (SOLVED)
« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2016, 12:14:54 pm »
True, but if the IP is listed in SORBS, he's screwed ...   ;)

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Re: Can anyone browse LinuxLinks.com? (SOLVED)
« Reply #26 on: May 03, 2016, 03:20:41 pm »
True, but if the IP is listed in SORBS, he's screwed ...   ;)

True, so worth checking because if it is I'd be straight on the phone to my ISP asking for either a new IP that wasn't blacklisted or a way out of my contract.
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Re: Can anyone browse LinuxLinks.com? (SOLVED)
« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2016, 04:54:25 pm »
Hi PCNetSpec and VinDSL,

No, at least I'm not blacklisted -- not yet anyway  :D -- but I'm working on it! :-X

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Re: Can anyone browse LinuxLinks.com? (SOLVED)
« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2016, 05:29:20 pm »
Hi, Slim.
I use Linux News app in android. ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=it.pinenuts.linuxnews)
Only for curiosity.
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Re: Can anyone browse LinuxLinks.com? (SOLVED)
« Reply #29 on: May 04, 2016, 01:38:42 am »
Hi Alex,

Yes, I know and use that app too. I like it. Thanks for posting the tip: maybe someone who does not yet know about it will now start using it too.  ;)

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