[time-nuts] unexpected blocks Re: Price of LTE Lite GPSDO vs Trimble Thunderbolt.

Jim Lux jimlux at earthlink.net
Sat Oct 18 16:35:26 EDT 2014

Maybe it's a "which address range you are in" or some sort of confusion 
in the filter algorithm.

I get blocked from sites at MIT from JPL at work all the time (usually 
when trying to get at someones dissertation or presentation slides). 
Generally, at JPL we have a "soft block". you get a message along the 
lines of "this site is potentially malicious, you can continue on, but 
your access is being logged, and if you want a permanent white list 
contact us."

I understand it is because MIT has a fairly liberal policy on what you 
can hook up to the network there, so there have been some bad sites 
within their IP address range (which is what the block is based on).

Some GoDaddy IP ranges have the same issue.

On 10/18/14, 1:02 PM, S. Jackson via time-nuts wrote:
> Hello Mr Richard,
> that's a first! While I lived in Germany for almost 2 decades, I am not
> sure what other connection the listing could have to Nazi propaganda??!
> If anyone has any suggestions how to reword the listing I would love  to
> hear them.
> For now, can you use a proxy server to get access to the site? Don't we
> just love internet censorship.
> Bye,
> Said
> In a message dated 10/18/2014 12:35:27 Pacific Daylight Time:
> Mr  Jackson,
> May I suggest you rewrite the eBay description for the  LTE-Lite. As it
> stands, it triggers the anti-nazi filters that block some  items from
> being displayed in France possibly some other countries (at  least
> Germany and Austria):
>> Unfortunately, access to this  particular item has been blocked due to
>> legal restrictions in some  countries. We are blocking your viewing in
>> an effort to prevent  restricted items from being displayed.
>> Regrettably, in some cases, we  may prevent users from accessing items
>> that are not within the scope  of said restrictions because of
>> limitations of existing technology.  Please accept our apologies for
>> any inconvenience this may cause, and  we hope you may find other items
>> of interest on eBay.
> Best  regards,

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