Why does this happen...?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by melon, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    Alright. I visit a website, and sometimes there are problems loading it, and then, all of a sudden, I can't access the site at all, and I know that there is absolutely nothing wrong with the site. In fact, I even went to another computer in the same house and it worked perfectly. Then I come back to my computer....nothing. The site is still not working at all, even though I can access all other websites with no problems (including this one right now). Eventually, in a few hours, I should regain access to the site, although I have no idea as to why I have problems accessing it to begin with!

    Basically, does anyone know why this happens, how I can prevent it, and how to fix it for the future?

    Melon
     
  2. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Same browser on both machines? Are machines on a router? Is one on a wireless card?
     
  3. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    Haha...I just solved my own problem literally seconds after this, and I think I now know why this happens from time to time on different sites. My software firewall program, occasionally, detects inane things as "warnings," such as (and this is my favorite :p ) "possible malicious web page icon." Then, it proceeds to temporarily ban the offending server for a day. :p So I ended the ban, and the site is back up.

    I'd ask to delete this thread, but I thought I'd keep it up, just in case others just happen to have a similar problem. Check the software firewall first! :p

    Melon
     
  4. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Heh, I had something similar happen recently. I have an ftp server on my desktop and was logged in on my laptop and NIS was blocking me and called me a trojan. :D
     
  5. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    well, you are...
     
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    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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