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It appears that overnight an ISP block has been put on by Virgin; it can no longer be accessed without the use of a VPN. This is an educational site used by cyber security specialists including young apprentices etc. Does anyone know how this matter can be addressed by Virgin?


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Whatever block there was seems to have cleared itself. Are you seeing same?

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It would appear that I am still unable to access it, which, if you can access it via Virgin indicates that it is a targeted ISO block. Do you know of a way to overcome this?

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if you run the following in a Command Shell on Windows or a Terminal elsewhere what result do you see:

curl -I


FYI set an alternative DNS on device should bypass Child Safe

I can access the website. Also, no other problems detected.


Non-authoritative answer:
Addresses:  2606:4700:10::ac43:1b0a


Tracing route to []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms
  2     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  3    10 ms     9 ms     9 ms []
  4    14 ms    17 ms     8 ms []
  5     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  6    10 ms    10 ms     8 ms []
  7     9 ms    10 ms    11 ms []
  8    10 ms    10 ms     9 ms
  9    10 ms     9 ms     8 ms

Trace complete.

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