Author Topic: Can anyone browse LinuxLinks.com? (SOLVED)  (Read 4455 times)

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Re: Can anyone browse LinuxLinks.com?
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2016, 07:42:29 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 #16 on: May 03, 2016, 07:51:28 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 #17 on: May 03, 2016, 08:01:02 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 #18 on: May 03, 2016, 08:41:13 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 #19 on: May 03, 2016, 09:06:50 am »
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 #20 on: May 03, 2016, 09:13:12 am »
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 #21 on: May 03, 2016, 09:14:54 am »
True, but if the IP is listed in SORBS, he's screwed ...   ;)

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Re: Can anyone browse LinuxLinks.com? (SOLVED)
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2016, 12:20:41 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 #23 on: May 03, 2016, 01:54:25 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 #24 on: May 03, 2016, 02:29:20 pm »
Hi, Slim.
I use Linux News app in android. ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=it.pinenuts.linuxnews)
Only for curiosity.
Cheers.

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Re: Can anyone browse LinuxLinks.com? (SOLVED)
« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2016, 10:38:42 pm »
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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