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Re: testing accessibility to

Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 07, 2003 at 08:44:47PM +0000, Don Sharp wrote:
> >
> >
> >Elfyn McBratney wrote:
> >>
> >> > This is a somewhat off topic item.
> >> > I have been trying for the last three weeks to update my cygwin
> >> > installation with setup.exe. Unfortunately I can't establish a connection.
> >>
> >> Just a bit ;-)
> >>
> >> > traceroute (from my linux firewall) and tracert from my NT box both show
> >> > that the trace reaches a router somewhere in the USA and then falls down
> >> > a black hole. MY ISP says it's not his problem because he's passed the
> >> packets
> >> > onward. Has anyone else, (particularly customers of,
> >> > had any trouble reaching Until recently I have had no
> >> > difficulties updating.
> >>
> >> Well I use blueyonder broadband, BT ADSL and Brrrrrrrr... Freeserve dial-up.
> >> I have no problems connecting from either service to s.r.c .
> >>
> >
> >Thanks for letting me know it works for you.
> Out of curiousity, what IP address are you seeing for  The
> server moved a few weeks ago.  The IP address should be: .

The difficulty has arisen since the change to your new IP address. My ISP's DNS
knows the right IP but my packets disappear down a black hole somewhere in the
USA. MY ISP's help desk acknowledge that they can't reach s.r.c either but say
they can't do anything about it. Traces from other ISP's in the UK work fine and
even blueyonder's professional (business) provider can make the route. However it
seems that for me any packets to a 66.x.x.x address fall down a black hole.


Don Sharp

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