[xubuntu-users] Website completely inaccessible from Xubuntu

Anthony Papillion anthony at papillion.me
Sat Sep 7 01:41:20 UTC 2013

On 09/06/2013 08:26 PM, James Freer wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 7, 2013 at 2:14 AM, Anthony Papillion <anthony at papillion.me> wrote:
>> Hi Gang,
>> I'm experiencing a weird problem that I can't seem to track the source
>> of down. I'm hoping someone here might be able to shed some light on
>> what might be going on and how I can go about fixing it.
>> On Wednesday morning, I attempted to go to www.schneier.com from my
>> Xubuntu box (this is the website of security expert Bruce Schneier).
>> I've been to the site many times with no problem at all. But, as of
>> Wednesday morning, I can't access the site at all.
>> Today, I thought it might be a problem with my network so I attempted to
>> access the website from another computer. It worked! So the problem
>> seems to specifically be based on my Xubuntu 12.04 machine and I don't
>> know how to resolve it.
>> I've checked in the /etc/hosts file to make sure nothing was there and
>> everything is fine. I've checked my firewall 'just in case'. No
>> problems. I'm at my wits end trying to resolve this.
>> Any ideas?
>> Thanks,
>> Anthony
> I am also using 12.04 and looked just now... seems fine. Seemed ok on
> 13.04 which is on my other machine - could well be your machine and a
> new install would clear it. 13.10 is drawing close.

Yeah, I'm sure a new install would clear it up. But I'm not willing to
do that at this point. I'm in the middle of a project and don't have the
time to mess with a full new install. I'd just like to get this actually
resolved. There has to be a reason why this is happening on this box.


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