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Unable to access 14ers.com overseas

Postby marscip » Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:27 am

I'm unable to view 14ers.com from my home Germany, although I'm able to at work. I think my IP range begins with 79. or 80.

I get the "403 Forbidden" error. Tried using Chrome, Firefox, and IE. Running Windows 7. Any suggestions?

edit: this happens with either http:// or https://
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Re: Unable to access 14ers.com overseas

Postby tmathews » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:42 am

Do you have a firewall blocking it, maybe?
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Re: Unable to access 14ers.com overseas

Postby MtHurd » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:29 am

Maybe Bill was getting DOS attacks from those IP ranges and temporarily shut them down. Maybe the site was down for maintenance.
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Re: Unable to access 14ers.com overseas

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:43 am

Barry Raven wrote:Maybe Bill was getting DOS attacks from those IP ranges and temporarily shut them down.

True

Just like I had to block a large batch in China and several other countries.
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Re: Unable to access 14ers.com overseas

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:30 am

I'm not doing it by single IP address but by large blocks in specific countries.
I got tired of spending a lot of time combating foreign spammers and DOS attacks.

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