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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
macca75
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎08-03-2011

Its official Virgin Media are blocking websites again

After spending 5 days trying to get answers out of the technical team and several hours on the phone trying to find out why no Virgin media customers can no longer get access to www.uploading.com, they have finally admitted they for some reason they are blocking this site.

 

Ive no idea why after all these years they decided on friday night to block the site but they have.

 

Access is available via any other Isp, 3G but not VM so what they are saying is go and find yourself another ISP.

 

Goodbye Virgin

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apcyberax
Posts: 17,196
Registered: ‎03-05-2010

Re: Its official Virgin Media are blocking websites again

it still looks like like a problem from uploading.com end to me. i can connect and ping the site. but all i get is a error from the site. looks like load balencing problems.

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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
macca75
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎08-03-2011

Re: Its official Virgin Media are blocking websites again

Bloke on customers services said they are blocking it.

i did a trace at the request of the uploading help team and they said it was a virgin issue

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apcyberax
Posts: 17,196
Registered: ‎03-05-2010

Re: Its official Virgin Media are blocking websites again

yes your correct. the error commign form data in teh vm webcache.

 

So how can they ecplain this when they do not use transparence proxys...

 

 

 

GET / HTTP/1.1
Connection: keep-alive
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.16 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/10.0.648.127 Safari/534.16
Accept: application/xml,application/xhtml+xml,text/html;q=0.9,text/plain;q=0.8,image/png,*/*;q=0.5
Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate,sdch
Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.8
Accept-Charset: ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.3
HTTP/1.1 502 internal error - server connection terminated
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 17:44:21 GMT
Via: HTTP/1.1 webcache1-know.server.virginmedia.net (Traffic-Server/5.7.0-59705 [cMsEf ])
Cache-Control: no-store
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
Content-Language: en
Content-Length: 261
<HTML>
<HEAD>
<TITLE>Could Not Connect</TITLE>
</HEAD>
<BODY BGCOLOR="white" FGCOLOR="black">
<H1>Could Not Connect</H1>
<HR>
<FONT FACE="Helvetica,Arial"><B>
Description: Could not connect to the server "<EM>www.uploading.com</EM>".
</B></FONT>
<HR>
</BODY>
GET /favicon.ico HTTP/1.1
Connection: keep-alive
Accept: */*
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.16 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/10.0.648.127 Safari/534.16
Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate,sdch
Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.8
Accept-Charset: ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.3

GET / HTTP/1.1
Host: www.uploading.com
Connection: keep-alive
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.16 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/10.0.648.127 Safari/534.16
Accept: application/xml,application/xhtml+xml,text/html;q=0.9,text/plain;q=0.8,image/png,*/*;q=0.5
Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate,sdch
Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.8
Accept-Charset: ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.3


HTTP/1.1 502 internal error - server connection terminated
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 17:44:21 GMT
Via: HTTP/1.1 webcache1-know.server.virginmedia.net (Traffic-Server/5.7.0-59705 [cMsEf ])
Cache-Control: no-store
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
Content-Language: en
Content-Length: 261


<HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Could Not Connect</TITLE></HEAD>
<BODY BGCOLOR="white" FGCOLOR="black"><H1>Could Not Connect</H1><HR>
<FONT FACE="Helvetica,Arial"><B>Description: Could not connect to the server "<EM>www.uploading.com</EM>".</B></FONT><HR></BODY>GET /favicon.ico HTTP/1.1
Host: www.uploading.com
Connection: keep-alive
Accept: */*
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.16 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/10.0.648.127 Safari/534.16
Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate,sdch
Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.8
Accept-Charset: ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.3



 

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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
macca75
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎08-03-2011

Re: Its official Virgin Media are blocking websites again

I wont pretend to know what any of this means but thanks for looking into it.

they would not give me a reason and yet similar sites like megaupload are fine on vm

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Making Waves
Loofer
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎10-03-2011

Re: Its official Virgin Media are blocking websites again

Yeah, i've been having the same problems recently, extremely frustrating and i don't have the technical expertise to start messing with proxies.

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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
macca75
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎08-03-2011

Re: Its official Virgin Media are blocking websites again

proxies dont work with uploading.com as you have to have cookies enabled and proxies dont. VM tried to fob me off with that as well. they are useless

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Brainbox
chris_s
Posts: 32
Registered: ‎27-02-2010

Re: Its official Virgin Media are blocking websites again

They are transparently proxying it so that as far as uploading.com is concerned, EVERYONE using VM appears to have the same ip address.

 

The net result is that traffic to and from the file sharing site is severely curtailed and VM save a ton of bandwidth, and are able to log everything that does get downloaded if they wanted to.

 

They are probably doing it for other sites as well.

 

In this case, uploading.com have probably noticed what's going on, and blocked the transparent proxy's address, so you can't connect at all.

 

http://tools.virginmedia.com/cgi-bin/HTTP.pl?www.uploading.com

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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
macca75
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎08-03-2011

Re: Its official Virgin Media are blocking websites again

hi chris what is this link? doesnt seem to go anywhere

thanks

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Clever-clogs
foobazbar
Posts: 88
Registered: ‎20-03-2010

Re: Its official Virgin Media are blocking websites again

I can't get through to scienceblogs.com using the VM network The website is up and functional, since it operates normally if I go via Tor proxies
"Here at AT&T we treat every one equally,from kings and queens to the scum of the earth" - an old aphorism that can regrettably be updated by replacing AT&T with VM.
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