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    Cannot access certain web pages

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    Cannot access certain web pages
    Hi guys,

    about two weeks ago my iBook G4 stopped being able to connect to certain sites, namely www.myspace.com, http://login.yahoo.com (www.yahoo.com is fine), plus many other random sites. At first I thought it was the fault of my ISP, but I have since tried connecting through other Wifi connections and through dialup, and the same sites aren't connecting. I just get the message "Unable to connect. Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at www.myspace.com", or the safari equivalent. I have sucessfully connected to myspace using a proxy website, www.superproxy.co.uk, but this won't work for yahoo mail as it's a secure server.

    I really need to check my mail! Help please!

    thanks

    Billy.

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    Cannot access certain web pages
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    What are your settings in preferences? Do you have anything in DNS Servers?

    Have you tried another browser?

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    Cannot access certain web pages

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    Have tried Firefox, Safari and IE. In System prefs there is nothing in DNS Servers. It is set to use DHCP, everything else left blank. Have managed to get into my mail by clicking the link I posted above, which allowed me into the login page... then logged in but was given the error message... then went back to yahoo main page, and managed to click on a specific mail in the preview pane which got me in... not ideal, but at least I checked my mail!

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    Cannot access certain web pages

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    please help!
    Right, this is getting silly now. facebook.com has just joined myspace.com, youtube.com and many others in the long list of sites I can't access!! It worked fine a week ago, now I get the "cannot connect to server" message. Also, I can't use a proxy with facebook as it uses a secure server for the login. If anyone has any ideas of what to try, please help!

    thanks!

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    Cannot access certain web pages
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy77 View Post
    Right, this is getting silly now. facebook.com has just joined myspace.com, youtube.com and many others in the long list of sites I can't access!! It worked fine a week ago, now I get the "cannot connect to server" message. Also, I can't use a proxy with facebook as it uses a secure server for the login. If anyone has any ideas of what to try, please help!

    thanks!
    You aren't, by any chance, trying to connect to these sites from work or from a university campus are you? The sites you list are often blocked by employees who want you to do some work at work. Yes, even Yahoo mail. A few years ago I worked at a job that blocked all webmail sites (yahoo, hotmail, etc.).

    No? Well then, I've no idea. Firefox doesn't have a content advisor that I am aware of. That is a good trick in IE, by the way. Go in to Content Advisor and block all sorts of sites on your buddy's computer. Then you tell him, "You better stop using IE. Use Firefox instead!"

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    That was my guess - connecting at work or school. Other than that, I dunno.

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