[CS-FSLUG] Access blocking technology

David McGlone david.mcglone at att.net
Wed May 16 08:37:58 CDT 2007

On Tuesday 15 May 2007 5:27:40 pm Warren Sanders wrote:
> Ed Hurst wrote:
> > Could any of our webmaster types enlighten me? Recently I've been asked
> to
> > 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.

Both sites work for me using Konqueror 3.5.6 on the latest Kubuntu.

David M.

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