internet blocking problem ?

Jon Elson elson at
Thu Sep 10 23:49:54 CDT 2015

On 09/10/2015 11:10 PM, Alexis Kotlowy wrote:
> Also, I'm talking to a network-oriented friend in Canada 
> who reckons it's iiNet who are blocking packets. I'd like 
> to know why! Alexis. 
iinet has posted several blogs and position papers decrying 
poorly thought out responses to intellectual property 
piracy, and draconian laws that apparently were enacted in 
Australia in June.  They are apparently engaged in a war of 
words (and maybe more things they are not talking about) 
with the MPAA and other IP representatives.

I suppose if iinet is worried about being sued for their 
user's making pirated content available for download, then 
blocking people outside .AU from seeing member's web pages 
might be a rational way to stop US groups from detecting the 
pirated content.

OR, maybe some groups in the US have convinced some ISPs in 
the US to block certain .AU web sites.

Ah ha!  I see that and 
resolve to DIFFERENT IP addresses.
(Neither of these respond to pings, but that is not that 
unusual, lots of facilities don't allow pinging from outside.)


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