[xubuntu-users] Website completely inaccessible from Xubuntu

Anthony Papillion anthony at papillion.me
Sat Sep 7 02:00:14 UTC 2013

On 09/06/2013 08:42 PM, Chris Feld wrote:
> That really is weird.
> What about pinging the URL? As well as the usual traceroute and whois.

That's an interesting thing. Traceroute returns *nothing* after about
the 9th hop (blackfoot.net). It does 23 hops and *nothing* after the
9th. Blackfoot.net is the network that actually hosts the schneier.com
domain. So it's reaching the network but not being routed to the host.

Whois shows things correctly. Ping completely fails to return anything.
Even a single report.

> All I can think of is that there's either some really weird setting in
> your network connection or the site has blacklisted your IP address.

I was wondering if it might be a routing problem within the
blackfoot.net network. But I hoped over to my Windows 7 box (on my same
LAN) and I can reach it with no problem. So the problem has to be local
to my Xubuntu box but I have no idea what might be going on.

Here's something else odd: I can't reach it via the IXQuick proxy OR a
VPN on this box. It's the only site I know that this is happening with!


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