Banned French IPs redirect to December 18, 2001 4:50 PM   Subscribe

I know this has been discussed before, but I think it might be interesting to say that some part of France still can't access MeFi and are redirected to Plastic instead. (more inside, hopefully)
posted by XiBe to Uptime at 4:50 PM (7 comments total)

It's pretty simple, there are some banned IP ranges that happen to be shared with some french ISPs. Previous troublemakers here might have been customers of the same network provider.

Email me your IP, and I'll knock it off the list. Banned IPs are usually only temporary measures anyway.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:53 PM on December 18, 2001

I can acces MeFi from home (Club-Internet), but can't from work (which uses Noos, a huge cable provider over here). Blocking such a big provider could prevent anyone to come to MeFi.
Is this IP related ? If so, it's been going for six months (has shows the previous thread linked above), can't it be lifted now ?
posted by XiBe at 4:55 PM on December 18, 2001

oOops, Mat already answered...
Thanks. I'll send you the IP tomorrow.
posted by XiBe at 4:56 PM on December 18, 2001

While you're at it, please ban use of the word "club" in French. makes me nauseous....
posted by ParisParamus at 5:40 PM on December 18, 2001

Damn, I was hoping it was due to air-space fly-over rights...
posted by machaus at 7:07 PM on December 18, 2001

Well, apparently the IP blocking is over, as I can now acces MeFi from work.
Now that's what I call magic.
Thanks !

As for "club" in French, well, I can't do much againt T-Online, can I ? =)
posted by XiBe at 3:32 AM on December 19, 2001

Hey look, if they can block the death penalty against Osama and his conspirators, they can block IPs. Let's address the former outrage first.
posted by ParisParamus at 2:24 PM on December 19, 2001

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