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Unable to access WebmasterWorld.com

Am I blocked?!

     
2:28 pm on Aug 12, 2014 (gmt 0)

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OK this is embarrassing... I am unable to access WebmasterWorld.com from any browser or PC on my LAN. It was OK yesterday. I don't have a problem accessing any other website that I am aware of. I've tried changing DNS servers. Rebooted router / assigned new external IP address (I was expecting this to fix it / unblock me, but it didnt.). Cleared browser cache and cookies, tried browser privacy mode.

I am currently accessing this on my phone / mobile network, which is OK (but awkward). I can also access the site OK via a proxy.

So, it's either me or my ISP?!

What next?! Anything else I can try?
2:35 pm on Aug 12, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Bunch of downtime on backbone today.
There is widespread regional outages. This is related to an unannounced maintenance on some of the nationwide routing infrastructure in Cogent, Layer3, and Comcast.

[downdetector.com...]
2:45 pm on Aug 12, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I saw an announcement yesterday at the NOAA Satellite server site that there would be a routine running for 8 hours minimum today starting at 8:30 AM EDT testing infrastructure. I didn't go read the whole thing but I sort of expect to see possible issues as a result.
3:38 pm on Aug 12, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I can see that Comcast are reporting issues, but WebmasterWorld is still up and running.
6:52 pm on Aug 12, 2014 (gmt 0)

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So, it's not just me then? Although it does feel a lot like it is. I've tried several of those site check tools... Ismywebsiteupnow.com, pingdom, etc. and they all report success - even for servers that appear to be down the road from me?! Except my requests to WebmasterWorld just time out still.
8:07 pm on Aug 12, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Ah haa! I'm back! :)
7:26 pm on Aug 18, 2014 (gmt 0)

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For the record, the problem was widespread Net outage.
Internet Outage Problems Caused By BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) Routing Tables Too Large [webmasterworld.com]