I've just had a very nice letter from LV customer service. Great
response, but they couldn't help.
I can't get to LV's website on my linux box. I could get to it from my
Mac, which sees the internet through the linux box... Any other linux
users have similar problems? (My mac's monitor died, so I'm kinda stuck.)
I get a timeout, even with firewall and proxy off (scary!). Other vendor's
sites work just fine. But I don't want to order from other vendors! Yes, I
have the phone number, but that's just so 20th century.
what Browser are you using, and what is it telling lV it is, most of the
linux browsers can mock another browser, works fine for me in opera, and
fire fox, check your browser settings and change them to pretend your IE,
ess if that helps
Perhaps they were down for a moment, or there could have been a
temporary DNS resolution issue, or they could have blocked your subnet
(some firewalls can be configured to drop the entire fourth octet at the
first scan attempt). Still another possibility is that their server was
refusing connections to non-MS clients. There are plenty of reasons for
your issue. To test to see if it's browser related, you can ping the
site. If ping works, try curling the site:
curl <site url>
The site's index page should be save to your home directory if it's online.
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FWIW, I've been having trouble in the last week getting to grizzly.com.
Seems to be a firewall problem at my end -- I switched recently and am
having trouble with the config. Then again, maybe they have changed
something on their site since I was last there. Even when I have
supposedly disabled the firewall I still cannot connect. So, if you have
not done so already, might consider your firewall. -- Igor
On Mon, 09 Aug 2004 08:27:21 -0500, Australopithecus scobis
First things first.
1) can you 'ping', or 'traceroute' to it by IP address?
2) can you 'ping', or 'traceroute' to it by IP name?
3) can you browse there by IP address?
4) can you 'telnet' to their server, specifying port 80 ?
e.g. 'telnet www.leevalley.com 80'
if that works (you get a connect), type 'GET / HTTP/1.0', and hit
5) you might want to investigate 'tcpdump', that will show the actual
Also, what _exactly_ is the error message?
could be a DNS look-up failure.
could be a listing in a 'hosts' file, over-riding the DNS look-up.
could be a packet-filter issue either in the linux box itself, or in
there may be a difference btween the LINUX box and the MAC as to what server
they are using to resolve DNS names
Your request for http://www.leevalley.com/ could not be fulfilled, because
the connection to www.leevalley.com (22.214.171.124) could not be
my ISP returns DNS, also, `dig` works.
maybe. I turned off iptables and privoxy. no joy. Tried adding iptables
rules to log 126.96.36.199 as source and dest; nothing ever came back
from them. Maybe LV doesn't like my ISP? I'll have to ask whether they
blackholed my ISP.
Thanks for taking the time to help. I appreciate it. This is really
I had trouble a couple years ago because I was using a proxy server
(Junkbuster) to avoid ads and popups. The proxy was lying about my
web browser and confusing their site into thinking I had a very old
browser. Given that you're having a timeout I doubt that's your problem
but it's worth a look.
Scott Post email@example.com http://home.insightbb.com/~sepost /
On Thu, 12 Aug 2004 10:24:36 +0000, Scott Post wrote:
I'm using privoxy, the successor to junkbuster. I have the linux box do
dial-up; the mac goes through the linux box. Mac only saw LV when I
skipped the proxy. So, yeah, junkbuster/privoxy has something to do with
the problem. Curious thing is that the linux box can't see LV even with
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