[CS-FSLUG] Access blocking technology

Warren Sanders warren at sandersonline.org
Tue May 15 16:27:40 CDT 2007

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Ed Hurst wrote:
> Could any of our webmaster types enlighten me? Recently I've been asked
> visit a few links which reject my connection attempts with some 
> consistency. A couple of hobby sites on tripod.com return the message 
> "unreachable" regardless of the browser I use on my FreeBSD box, although 
> I can get a response on a 'host' query on the CLI. An example is 
> http://henrietta_bowman.tripod.com . From an XP box on the same LAN, it 
> works perfectly. Selective blocking by OS?

This site works fine for me via Firefox using FC5.  I have had
this problem once before years ago but never could get a straight answer.
> Then there's http://www.christianpost.com/ (Christian news site) which 
> will not let me connect via Lynx, but accepts Elinks. However, I note on 
> my FreeBSD box, Elinks has JScript compiled in. Would they block if 
> JScript is disabled?

This site does not work for me either with lynx but does with links.
I tried various lynx setting to no avail.

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