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Look
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Problem accessing sites

Post by Look » Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:17 pm

Hi,

I can not access chessbomb , chess24 and now lichess.

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Eelco de Groot
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Re: Problem accessing sites

Post by Eelco de Groot » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:14 pm

The sites you name are accessible here, so it must be something local. Have you tried just emptying webbrowser cache, shutting down computer and restarting it? Is it just these chess sites that you can't access?
Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first
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are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it.
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Re: Problem accessing sites

Post by Look » Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:30 pm

Eelco de Groot wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:14 pm
The sites you name are accessible here, so it must be something local. Have you tried just emptying webbrowser cache, shutting down computer and restarting it? Is it just these chess sites that you can't access?

I tried both Firefox on Linux and Chrome on Windows. Still can not connect.

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Re: Problem accessing sites

Post by Ras » Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:58 pm

Rasmus Althoff
https://www.ct800.net

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Re: Problem accessing sites

Post by Look » Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:25 pm

Ras wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:58 pm
For testing that, just use this:
https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/

Or this:
https://www.isitdownrightnow.com

Or this:
https://isitdownorjust.me/
I used all three given chess sites on https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/ . All are up but not accessible for me .

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Re: Problem accessing sites

Post by Ras » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:33 pm

Look wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:25 pm
I used all three given chess sites on https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/ . All are up but not accessible for me .
That's probably because you're in Iran where internet is heavily censored.
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Re: Problem accessing sites

Post by Eelco de Groot » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:33 am

Easily said but is it true? Could it not just be his provider throttling because of heavy use, or the sites themselves automatically blocking IP addresses from Iran, or antivirus software that is being overprotective. If it persists I would try contacting my provider or the administrators of the sites by email if possible. Chess is not forbidden in Iran as far as I know.
Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first
place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you
are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it.
-- Brian W. Kernighan

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Re: Problem accessing sites

Post by Ras » Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:54 pm

Eelco de Groot wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:33 am
Easily said but is it true?
I think it's related to https-only. I tested also my small website using https://www.comparitech.com/privacy-sec ... kediniran/ - doesn't work in Iran. On the other hand, Talkchess happens to work because this site is so badly maintained that it doesn't even have https.
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Re: Problem accessing sites

Post by Eelco de Groot » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:49 am

Thanks, that is interesting, did not know that you could do that.
Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first
place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you
are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it.
-- Brian W. Kernighan

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