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  • MSC direct now blocking non USA IPs

    Not common that a website will block IPs, but this is one is

    http://www1.mscdirect.com.

    Maybe they only allow know USA IPs.

    I'm one of their customers. Small inconvenience. Easy to proxy around.

  • #2
    No probs here

    john
    John

    I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not so sure , but I'm not a complete idiot - some bits are still missing

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    • #3
      I can access the website from here.
      Is it a customer only page you're referring to?
      Regards
      Geoff
      My place.

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      • #4
        Seeing you're in Australia, it's probably your government's firewall blocking you.

        Benta.

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        • #5
          I can get to MSC using an Australian proxy so I suspect your IP block is on somebodies black hole list.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Benta
            Seeing you're in Australia, it's probably your government's firewall blocking you.

            Benta.
            We don't have a government firewall....
            Precision takes time.

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            • #7
              MSC still works here in canada.

              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interne...p_in_Australia

              "Since 2008, the governing Australian Labor Party has proposed to extend Internet censorship to a system of mandatory filtering of overseas websites which are, or potentially would be, "refused classification" (RC) in Australia. This means that internet service providers would be required to block access to such content for all users. As of June 2010, legislation to enact this policy still has not been drafted."

              'In May 2008, the government commenced an $82 million “cybersafety plan” which included an additional mandatory filter with no opt-out provision. This ISP-based filter aims to stop adults from downloading content that is illegal to possess in Australia, such as child pornography or materials related to terrorism'

              also intresting is the $11,000 per day fines for just having a LINK to 'objectional' content. Intresting read overall.
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              • #8
                That's how you practice protectionism!!!!

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                • #9
                  Works for me.

                  http://www1.mscdirect.com/cgi/nnsrhm

                  Nev
                  Nev.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Black_Moons
                    MSC still works here in canada.

                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interne...p_in_Australia

                    This ISP-based filter aims to stop adults from downloading content that is illegal to possess in Australia, such as child pornography or materials related to terrorism'
                    That bit is actually wrong..... The only thing illegal to access on the internet in Australia is anything classified as child pornography that is all...
                    Precision takes time.

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                    • #11
                      Mmm according to the wikipedia article, Illegal (should be filtered) things to view in australia include:
                      "Any online content that is classified RC or X 18+ by the Classification Board. This includes real depictions of actual sexual activity, child pornography, depictions of bestiality, material containing excessive violence or sexual violence, detailed instruction in crime (Lockpicking websites? Gum smithing websites?), violence or drug use, and/or material that advocates the doing of a terrorist act." (I'll note that 'taking pictures' has fallen foul of being called a 'terrorist act' in many countrys these days)

                      This includes but is not limited to the following apparnetly:

                      Two websites are known to be on the ACMA blacklist after they were submitted to ACMA for review. (...) One was an anti-abortion website, with details posted to Whirlpool, and the other was a copy of Denmark's own internet blacklist, with both the blacklist and ACMA's response posted on Wikileaks.

                      'Included in the list were "the websites of a Queensland dentist, a tuckshop convener and a kennel operator".'

                      And blocking Wikipedia itself, for having an image of a CD cover from a very old rock band.

                      Nope, Nothing to see here fokes. Move along.
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                      • #12
                        It seems to work OK here in Brazil.
                        Vitَria, Brazil

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Black_Moons
                          according to the wikipedia article, Illegal (should be filtered) things to view in australia include:

                          "Any online content that is classified RC or X 18+ by the Classification Board. This includes real depictions of actual sexual activity
                          Wow, MSC sells porn now? What's the part number?
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Black_Moons
                            Mmm according to the wikipedia article, Illegal (should be filtered) things to view in australia include:
                            "Any online content that is classified ....etc
                            This all wishful thinking by some of our richard cranium politicians. It is NOT NOT NOT currently the law in Australia and its doubtful that it ever will be.

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                            • #15
                              That bit is actually wrong..... The only thing illegal to access on the internet in Australia is anything classified as child pornography that is all...
                              Unfortunately the proposed plan takes a sledgehammer approach by blocking entire IP address blocks that belong to the top level provider of the IP block that contains the objectionable material. That can and will result in large tracts of the internet being blocked regardless of the content.
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