AT&T blocking access to freestompboxes.org?

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Have you experienced any problems since December 20th?

yes, on AT&T
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yes, with other ISPs
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no
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Re: AT&T blocking access to freestompboxes.org?

Postby azrael » 01 Apr 2013, 19:17

rocklander wrote:
rocklander wrote:is it being blocked at a DNS level or what? if it's just DNS, change your server to google (8.8.8.8 ).. should sort the issue...

:popcorn:

Nope, still not working. :)

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Re: AT&T blocking access to freestompboxes.org?

Postby soggybag » 01 Apr 2013, 21:27

Totally annoying, I'd like to hear more about this proxy server. I'm thinking about changing my service. Seems AT&T only has this problem. I can access the site fine at work or other locations. It's unavailable only on my home connection.
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Re: AT&T blocking access to freestompboxes.org?

Postby Dulouz » 03 Apr 2013, 20:19

I'm still experiencing problems with my phone over 3G (AT&T), but not over wifi (Charter).
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Re: AT&T blocking access to freestompboxes.org?

Postby skywise » 03 Apr 2013, 23:07

Just tried on my iPhone with AT&T 3G service: I get a 502 Bad Gateway error.

When I switch my phone to get data from my home router (which is not AT&T), the site loads fine.

That's shady business. Fuck AT&T. I'm dropping those clowns for T-Mobile in a week anyway.
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Re: AT&T blocking access to freestompboxes.org?

Postby joe_pineapple » 06 Apr 2013, 23:19

...presently jumping thru hoops with ATT 'helpline' to try and resolve problem. after much time wasting they wanted to charge me a fee to consult their tech. specialists. arrrrg! :evil: currently talking to the supervisor's supervisor but they're definitely doing a good job of wearing me down. fingers crossed...
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Re: AT&T blocking access to freestompboxes.org?

Postby soggybag » 07 Apr 2013, 03:07

I got a very specific response saying that they are blocking freestompboxes.org. This response was from support and sounded like it came from people that knew what they were talking about.

I also talked to a person on their phone support who denied that AT&T would block any website. When I told the person that I was contacted via the AT&T facebook page they said AT&T didn't have a facebook page. They also wanted me to forward the email I had received via Facebook to their fraud dept. He seemed pretty convinced that it was fraud. Obviously this person was clueless. This guy also seemed convinced that the problem had something to do with my home network.

I would not be surprised if person you are talking to is also as clueless. You might spend a lot of time, and possibly money, but they will not be able to do anything for you. Here's a quote of the email I received.

The IP 195.74.38.18 has been blocked into the AT&T network, due to its role in a DDOS attack.

Please have the hosting company that owns this site contact us for instructions on how to resolve this.


Thanks,

Matthew K. Thebeau
Sr. Business Security Mgr.
AT&T - IP Security & Control Plane Services
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Re: AT&T blocking access to freestompboxes.org?

Postby joe_pineapple » 07 Apr 2013, 19:17

yep. i spent alot of time but i did finally get thru to a knowledgeable tech who could actually use a command shell and confirmed that AT&T were denying access to the FSB site. she also mentioned that the host would need to contact AT&T to resolve the issue. is it beyond just a bunch of us complaining to them? i wonder how many people threatening to leave AT&T it would take to change their minds... :horsey:
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Re: AT&T blocking access to freestompboxes.org?

Postby soggybag » 07 Apr 2013, 19:54

The regular support people were incredibly uninformed. The person I talked to insisted up and down that AT&T does not block anything. And when I told them that I had received a message from AT&T support, over the phone, he replied that it might be fraud. I tried to explain that caller had a left a message, I called the number back and that was how I was talking this person. He refused to believe that a real AT&T person had called me.

The whole experience has made me look at my AT&T bill and wonder what I'm paying for. I notice the bill being higher than I think it should be, it has a couple mysterious surcharges. I think I'm going to change my service. I found a couple places that are cheaper.

The thing that really kills me is that no other service seems to be blocking this site. I can get to site anywhere else but home. I can't believe that AT&T thinks they are accomplishing anything by blocking this site. Their claim is that someone perpetrated denial of service attack from this domain. Okay, but they are giant operation that has to support thousands of people, all of which pay AT&T for service. So their solution is to inconvenience thousands of people because one or two people caused them some minor inconvenience.
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Re: AT&T blocking access to freestompboxes.org?

Postby rocklander » 07 Apr 2013, 21:31

soggybag wrote:Their claim is that someone perpetrated denial of service attack from this domain.

not this domain.. this IP...the same host can have many different sites (domains) on it.
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Re: AT&T blocking access to freestompboxes.org?

Postby phibes » 08 Apr 2013, 15:30

The scary thing is other providers will be following suit in the future. AT&T was the first to take this approach as the leaked memos indicated.
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Re: AT&T blocking access to freestompboxes.org?

Postby modman » 08 Apr 2013, 15:37

I'm getting into contact with AT&T about, will report back once I have more news.
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Re: AT&T blocking access to freestompboxes.org?

Postby modman » 08 Apr 2013, 15:54

Mail sent to AT&T special contact -- thanks a milion Pineapple Joe!
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Re: AT&T blocking access to freestompboxes.org?

Postby modman » 09 Apr 2013, 15:16

We will have this sorted out very soon. Thanks
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Re: AT&T blocking access to freestompboxes.org?

Postby Brian M » 10 Apr 2013, 16:26

it does not work on my phone either.

BTW ISP's rarely block sites specifically. As mentioned they are blocking the IP's. the problem with shared IPs is that you are always subject to whatever your IP neighbors are doing. ISPs are typically very hush hush about it.
A few months ago our site (subdecay) was blocked for all comcast users for a couple of days. We have comcast here at work so we could not even send an email during that time. It took a long time to even get an answer out of comcast, but our website is on a server with 2000 other sites, so who knows which one was the actual culprit. We are going to change hosts soon and probably get a dedicated IP to avoid problems in the future.
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Re: AT&T blocking access to freestompboxes.org?

Postby soggybag » 10 Apr 2013, 18:11

When i talked to the generic support person through the 800 number he swore up and down that AT&T does not block IPs. They really don't want to let this out of the bag, so much so that they probably tell their workers the opposite. When I got a call from an AT&T person the more knowledgeable support person said they way be blocking. When I emailed their noc@att.net the reply was that they are blocking and the owner of the domain should contact them about this.

I'm thinking about using a new service.
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Re: AT&T blocking access to freestompboxes.org?

Postby azrael » 11 Apr 2013, 03:25

modman wrote:We will have this sorted out very soon. Thanks

Awesome, thanks to all those working towards getting FSB unblocked.
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Re: AT&T blocking access to freestompboxes.org?

Postby pinkjimiphoton » 11 Apr 2013, 07:44

fuckin' wankers...
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Re: AT&T blocking access to freestompboxes.org?

Postby pinkjimiphoton » 16 Apr 2013, 03:04

hmmm... now, using a proxy, i get this from freekin' google...

"About this page

Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network. This page checks to see if it's really you sending the requests, and not a robot. Why did this happen?

This page appears when Google automatically detects requests coming from your computer network which appear to be in violation of the Terms of Service. The block will expire shortly after those requests stop. In the meantime, solving the above CAPTCHA will let you continue to use our services.

This traffic may have been sent by malicious software, a browser plug-in, or a script that sends automated requests. If you share your network connection, ask your administrator for help — a different computer using the same IP address may be responsible. Learn more

Sometimes you may be asked to solve the CAPTCHA if you are using advanced terms that robots are known to use, or sending requests very quickly.
IP address: 99.61.97.86
Time: 2013-04-16T01:55:59Z
URL: http://www.google.com/search?q=simple+b ... =firefox-a"
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Re: AT&T blocking access to freestompboxes.org?

Postby rocklander » 16 Apr 2013, 03:14

I don't get it. if you're using a proxy and going to www.freestompboxes.org then where the fuck does google get any input?
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Re: AT&T blocking access to freestompboxes.org?

Postby DrNomis » 16 Apr 2013, 03:25

Have you tried running some kind of antivirus/antimalware software on your computer Pinkjimiphoton?..... :hmmm:
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