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  1. Ent

    Ent Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    I'm getting "site taking too long to respond" messages whenever I try to access tech support sites including bleepingcomputer, geekstogo, and cybertechhelp (the last of which I just got off google). I've tried all the usual stuff including clearing the cache, flushing the DNS, restarting, and trying in Opera and IE as well as FF. I can access the sites via anonymous proxy so I know they aren't generally down, but I can't get to them myself.

    Does anyone have any idea why this might be?
     
  2. TheShooter93

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    Is it only those kinds of sites? [The "tech" sites.]
     
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    I haven't tried all X billion sites on the net, but tech sites seem to be down whereas other sites I frequent and a few other random google results are still up.
     
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    That is quite a strange symptom that it appears to be only the "tech" sites. :confused:

    Do you get the same kind of connection in Safe Mode With Networking?
     
  5. Ent

    Ent Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    I can't get online in safemode at all; my web filter doesn't let anything past if it isn't running. It's useful software but very annoying sometimes. Anyway, I think I'll just leave it for the night and see if something turns up. Like you say, strange.
     
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    Alright, make sure to update us tomorrow then.
     
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    Your reputation precedes you, Ent. How did you ever get past our filters? :)

    I hope you realize I'm kidding on both counts.

    Your IP address appears on some spam lists here. They are supposed to be for email, but I've noticed that some sites use a list more generally. It may be that those sites are all using one of those lists and blocking the IP.

    If this is the case you may be able to resolve it by making use of the info on that link or one of the sites, or by getting your ISP's help.

    Try a tracert and compare the last few steps with mine, following. If you seem to get "lost" with only the final step to go it is another indication that your IP is being blocked.

    Or, this may be cleared by morning. Just participated in another thread where "networklayer.com" was involved, and the OP discovered that there are some big server problems in the US that is keeping him from a gaming site.

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\Terry>tracert www.bleepingcomputer.com

    Tracing route to www.bleepingcomputer.com [208.43.87.2]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:

    1 1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.2.1
    2 11 ms 10 ms 9 ms 10.7.200.1
    3 10 ms 12 ms 28 ms 172.30.9.33
    4 10 ms 20 ms 9 ms 172.30.9.165
    5 13 ms 13 ms 14 ms 172.30.9.174
    6 22 ms 18 ms 20 ms 12.90.54.129
    7 42 ms 39 ms 49 ms cr1.cgcil.ip.att.net [12.122.133.218]
    8 43 ms 39 ms 42 ms cr2.wswdc.ip.att.net [12.122.18.22]
    9 43 ms 40 ms 41 ms 12.123.10.137
    10 55 ms 53 ms 41 ms 12.90.32.10
    11 43 ms 39 ms 38 ms border2.te7-1-bbnet1.wdc008.pnap.net [216.52.127
    .37]
    12 43 ms 46 ms 37 ms te1-1.cer02.sr01.wdc01.networklayer.com [66.151.
    100.70]
    13 70 ms 39 ms 44 ms po2.fcr01.sr01.wdc01.networklayer.com [208.43.11
    8.138]
    14 44 ms 41 ms 58 ms www.bleepingcomputer.com [208.43.87.2]

    Trace complete.

    C:\Users\Terry>
     
  8. Ent

    Ent Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    It does seem to have cleared up in the morning. I still don't know why it would have happened and why it would have affected only those sites. I don't think it's those lists though; I have an account on BC and GtG and was on them quite happily a while earlier. Just a quirk of the internet. Anyway thanks for your interest and for trying to help.

    I was watching that thread with a bit of anticipation, but surely there's no way a server problem could affect 3 such sites.
     
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