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Unable to connect to a specific domain

by BefuddledUser / April 25, 2004 11:00 AM PDT

This problem has got me completely baffled.

I'm not able to connect to a specific domain ( from the network at my office. This has been happening for over a week. I haven't experienced the problem with any other domains.

I've tried connecting through IE and Mozilla, and have tried pinging through the command line, but I'm getting 404s and request timeouts. Links to from any page on the web simply yield 404s.

It doesn't appear to be a DNS problem, since ping resolves the correct IP (, then times out.

The funny thing is, the site is definitely up and running ... I can connect to it by telnetting to a Unix account and opening the site through Lynx. I can also connect from home, which uses the same ISP as my office (Charter), and is in the same zipcode.

The network in this office runs off of a router that's plugged into the Charter cable connection. I can't access the site from any computers on the network.

The domain hasn't been blocked specifically on this network, and the site isn't patently offensive. I'm guessing that something is happening on Charter's side, though I can't imagine what would be causing it.

The machines here are running XP. Any ideas?

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Re:Unable to connect to a specific domain. I got a certificate error.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2004 11:16 AM PDT

Seems that something is amiss with the sites certificate or configuration.

It's not something I think is an issue with your machine.

The Web Master needs to fix it.


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Re:Unable to connect to a specific domain
by Dragon / April 25, 2004 11:07 PM PDT

I just now was able to connect. Apparently he has some problems:
just want to apologize for the lack of updates the past couple weeks.

"Basically it?s because I?ve been pretty busy with other projects, my internet was down, my computer crashed, I was arrested, my car was impounded, I was grounded, I had a family emergency, I had to trade for four Arcbound Ravagers, a volcano erupted, I had to appear on Springer - I?m not the father, my grandfather died, my hair dyed, my cat went in for surgery, I got married, I got a divorce, I was held captive by midgets......."

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