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Re: site to which iceweasel cannot connect

On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 13:06:37 -0400, Steve Kleene wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Oct 2009 12:32:43 -0400, I wrote:
> > From iceweasel, I can never connect to this site:
> >
> >   http://cincinnati.com/blogs/politics/
> On Fri, 16 Oct 2009 11:36:58 -0500, Kent West replied:
> > Works for me; try starting Iceweasel in safe mode.
> I killed the existing browser and then called
>   /usr/bin/iceweasel --safe-mode
> This still failed to connect as usual.

Try if you can connect to the server using telnet on port 80:

  telnet cincinnati.com 80

(I use the indentation to distinguish commands and their output from my
 remarks; do not type any spaces at the beginning of the lines.)

You should get this response:

  Connected to cincinnati.com.
  Escape character is '^]'.

If that does not work then we know that you have a basic network
problem, at least for connections to cincinnati.com. (I think this is
unlikely, given that you can connect to all other sites normally.) If it
does work then you can check whether you can access the /blogs/politics
content. To request it, send these three lines to the server:

  HEAD /blogs/politics HTTP/1.1
  Host: cincinnati.com

Important: There really are three lines to send to the server; the last
one is empty, so you have to press ENTER twice after you type "Host:
cincinnati.com". This is the response that I get:

  HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
  Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 18:40:51 GMT
  Server: Apache
  X-Powered-By: PHP/5.2.6
  Vary: Cookie
  X-Pingback: http://cincinnati.com/blogs/politics/xmlrpc.php
  Location: http://cincinnati.com/blogs/politics/
  Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8

Let us know what you see when you try this.

To end the telnet session, simply send an undefined command to the
server, for example "x" + ENTER and you should be returned to your shell
prompt with the message "Connection closed by foreign host".

Regards,            | http://users.icfo.es/Florian.Kulzer
          Florian   |

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