Linux Forums unreachable.

Ray Parrish crp at
Thu Feb 25 01:50:40 UTC 2010

Markus Schönhaber wrote:
> 24.02.2010 15:04, Tom H:
>>> While not exactly helping to find the culprit, it might nevertheless be
>>> interesting to see if the problem is specific to port 80. I. e. if you
>>> telnet to a different port (21, 53, 443, 8443 for example seem to be
>>> open on will a connection be established?
>> Great summary and suggestions - although I doubt that it has other
>> ports open.
> It has - I checked before posting that the above mentioned TCP ports are
> indeed accepting connections on the server. And you confirm this for 443:
>> It is not configured for https for example (it just has a
>> RHEL default apache page at that port).
> ...which means that the site *is* configured for HTTPS. Whether or not
> one is served the same content as via HTTP or something different (a
> test page), is of no relevance here. My assertion is: one can establish
> a TCP connection to port 443 on Which is true - at
> least for you and me - otherwise we wouldn't see this test page (or
> anything else, for that matter) in the browser.
> What I'm interested in: while Ray can't establish a TCP connection to
> port 80 on, can he connect to one of the other mentioned
> ports or does that fail for him, too?
>> I do get a response from "traceroute -T" from home, work, and a US
>> server to which I can ssh to temporarily so the lack of response is
>> definitely Ray's problem and not a general one.
> Of course it's Ray's problem. Of all other people who posted to this
> thread no-one else seems to be affected.
Hello again,

Removing the blocked web site from the router configuration changes 
nothing. 8-(

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