internet blocking problem ?

Lyle Bickley lbickley at
Fri Sep 11 09:46:14 CDT 2015

On Thu, 10 Sep 2015 20:32:11 -0500
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:

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