internet blocking problem ?
elson at pico-systems.com
Thu Sep 10 20:32:11 CDT 2015
I am a member of the Homebuilt CPU web-ring, and a really
weird problem has turned up. The guy who administers the
ring, David Brooks, is in Australia, and uses iinet.net.au
as his ISP. All members of the web ring link to his
personal web pages at iinet. Apparently, due to government
censorship or a private war between iinet and US content
providers, iinet or Australia are blocking access from at
least some sites in the US. So, from my work or home
(totally different IPs) I cannot access ANY personal pages
at iinet, but a few general help pages there can be
accessed. As far as I can tell, nobody else in the world is
Some webring members are now using classiccmp mirrors to
host the affected files to get around this problem.
So, I wonder if I can ask classiccmp members, especially in
the US, to check if they can view this page:
This is David Brooks' homebuilt 16-bit CPU.
Please send me the results of your test, no matter whether
it works or DOESN'T work, I am looking for statistics on how
much of the US is being blocked. Also, let me know where
you are. I am assuming this is only a problem in the US,
but that is not guaranteed. I also am not able to make
email contact with David Brooks, so it seems email is ALSO
If you want to do some more research, just Google
members.iinet and you will see a lot of hits of the form:
and see if you can access ANY of them. From both my home
and work IP, I can not get ANY of these pages to respond.
If you want to see my page, it is :
Thanks for any help or info you can offer!
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