internet blocking problem ?

Sean Caron scaron at
Thu Sep 10 20:46:42 CDT 2015

It didn't work for me ... just hangs infinitely at "Waiting for" ... feels like packets just being dropped
outright. I am on Comast Business, SE MI, USA.... my packets seem to get as
far as Cogent in LA but then from there, nothing.

Incidentally, it seems to work okay from the University of Michigan, A2 MI,
on a Merit -> GTT -> IINet route.



On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 9:32 PM, Jon Elson <elson at> wrote:

> Hello, all,
> 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 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 being affected.
> 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 being blocked.
> If you want to do some more research, just Google 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!
> Jon

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