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Problem accessing sites

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:17 pm
by Look
Hi,

I can not access chessbomb , chess24 and now lichess.

Re: Problem accessing sites

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:14 pm
by Eelco de Groot
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?

Re: Problem accessing sites

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:30 pm
by Look
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.

Re: Problem accessing sites

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:58 pm
by Ras

Re: Problem accessing sites

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:25 pm
by Look
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 .

Re: Problem accessing sites

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:33 pm
by Ras
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.

Re: Problem accessing sites

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:33 am
by Eelco de Groot
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.

Re: Problem accessing sites

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:54 pm
by Ras
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.

Re: Problem accessing sites

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:49 am
by Eelco de Groot
Thanks, that is interesting, did not know that you could do that.