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Thread: linuxtoday.com not accessible from Sweden?

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    Re: linuxtoday.com not accessible from Sweden?

    OK, I'll try something. I'll post this plan, then use curl to try to read from that web site. I'll edit this post adding a numbered result with each step. I will be using my VPN which exits through a UK hosting provider's data centre. I will be using 1.1.1.1 for my DNS resolution...
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    Before using curl, I did a ping. That worked, resolved address was 23.43.27.23.
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    Curl gave me the error processing message. Will try to post that next.
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    I failed to post the curl transcript by editing this post. I got a 403 error and "Forbidden
    You don't have permission to access /editpost.php on this server." So let's try just to update my post with this paragraph.
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    That was OK (cut-down item 3 was allowed). So now I will try to post just the command I used for curl:
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    And the curl command was:
    Code:
    curl -k https://www.linuxtoday.com/
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    OK, I was able to post that. Now for the complete transcript but with the error response reference number redacted...
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    Redacting the reference number didn't help. Edit not allowed. So this is just to see if I can edit my post at all any more
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    Clearly I can still post ordinary text. It's something in the contents of the transcript that's getting my update refused. Maybe it's the http tags - I'll try to post the http body contents only
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    Code:
    An error occurred while processing your request.<p>
    Reference #97.b48f655f.1561295516.12809fce
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    So maybe all this post has done is to prove that I can't post text that looks like real http tags into this forum. The "You don't have permission to access /editpost.php on this server." is somewhat unhelpful though.

    Anyway, the upshot is that I consistently get the message that there was an error processing my request for www.linuxtoday.com. If I use curl with a -v flag I can see a valid-looking certificate come back immediately, and then after about a 10 second pause is the HTTP error message. I think the certificate is being issued by a reverse proxy, and the reverse proxy is unable to get any response from the web service behind it.

    @coffeecat: Are you resolving to the same IP address that I am?
    Code:
    ~$ host www.linuxtoday.com
    www.linuxtoday.com is an alias for www.quinstreet.com.edgekey.net.
    www.quinstreet.com.edgekey.net is an alias for e8980.b.akamaiedge.net.
    e8980.b.akamaiedge.net has address 23.43.27.23
    Last edited by The Cog; June 23rd, 2019 at 02:46 PM.

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    Re: linuxtoday.com not accessible from Sweden?

    Niether 8.8.8.8 nor 1.1.1.1 worked. Pinging does not work either (but that could be blocked in other ways I guess)

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    Re: linuxtoday.com not accessible from Sweden?

    Not an Ubuntu support question, moved to Cafe.

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    Re: linuxtoday.com not accessible from Sweden?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Cog View Post
    @coffeecat: Are you resolving to the same IP address that I am?
    Code:
    ~$ host www.linuxtoday.com
    www.linuxtoday.com is an alias for www.quinstreet.com.edgekey.net.
    www.quinstreet.com.edgekey.net is an alias for e8980.b.akamaiedge.net.
    e8980.b.akamaiedge.net has address 23.43.27.23

    Yep.

    Code:
    ~$ host www.linuxtoday.com
    www.linuxtoday.com is an alias for www.quinstreet.com.edgekey.net.
    www.quinstreet.com.edgekey.net is an alias for e8980.b.akamaiedge.net.
    e8980.b.akamaiedge.net has address 23.43.27.23
    But something interesting. A few minutes ago I tried opening the link in your post and got:

    An error occurred while processing your request.

    Reference #97.b48f655f.1561303143.1328216b
    That was the first time I've seen the error page. But then trying again less than 5 minutes later, it resolved and I was able to view the linuxtoday website. Perhaps an intermittent problem somewhere and I was lucky up until a few minutes ago. It's still extremely slow when it does work.
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    Re: linuxtoday.com not accessible from Sweden?

    Has been like this for at least a week now(connecting from Sweden).
    The response varies only in the reference number
    An error occurred while processing your request.

    Reference #97.xxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxx
    It always responds reasonably fast (~8ms) on ping requests.

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    Re: linuxtoday.com not accessible from Sweden?

    I just got thru! Yayy! Will see if it holds out...

    PS Mailed linuxtoday at their site about this. Hope they come back to me.
    Last edited by webaake; June 30th, 2019 at 03:56 PM.

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    Re: linuxtoday.com not accessible from Sweden?

    I'm getting the same error (UK) 95% of the time for about two weeks now

    Different IP for me: e8980.b.akamaiedge.net has address 104.127.30.28

    It's ping-able ok, so something to do with their web server (apache or whatever they're using) or CMS I guess. Hopefully your mail gets through and they fix their site soon, but will probably have to start looking for alternatives instead.

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    Re: linuxtoday.com not accessible from Sweden?

    No reply from them as of yet. But I'll mail them again with some exerpts from this thread. It workd for me just now, again. (from Sweden)

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    Re: linuxtoday.com not accessible from Sweden?

    I've just been experimenting, and discovered that if I connect through a free proxy (https://www.hidemyass.com/en-gb/proxy), then I can connect to LinuxToday every time (as long as I don't choose UK as the server, which gives me a 404 error instead).

    I still can't connect directly from UK, so there's presumably some kind of filtering being employed. That might help them narrow the problem down if they're interested, but thanks for emailing them.

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    Re: linuxtoday.com not accessible from Sweden?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4-nick-1 View Post
    I still can't connect directly from UK, so there's presumably some kind of filtering being employed.
    A filter that, presumably, doesn't affect the two different UK ISP's that I successfully used to connect directly to linuxtoday.com on the day this thread was started. See post #10.

    And which still work today.
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