Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2013 7:48 AM (in response to donkbonk)
For me, it looks like it was something in my network. Using opendns via my aebs gave the problem on one machine, but not on other computers on the same network. Opendns was also reporting some apple.com pages as webspam (e.g. metrics.apple.com).
Whitelising apple.com in opendns fixed it for me - a quick test you can do to check if this is the problem you're seeing is switch your dns servers to something like google's dns servers (184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11).
Hope it works for others.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2013 4:52 PM (in response to donkbonk)
Hmm, can't seem to update my own post, so here's an update:
I also found a problem with opendns and omniture's tracking. Requests to 2o7.net were being reported as webspam by opendns and blocked, though traffic to 2o7.net (as far as I know) is to omniture's web analytics, which should be harmless.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2013 9:43 AM (in response to Susan Howard)
I'm having a very similar issue:
I'm running little snitch, but with a profile that allows everything, and turning it off doesn't change anything.
I seem to remember the same issue a few months ago, on apple.com and another site (cant recall which). uk.nook.com (mentioned above) works for me today.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 12, 2013 2:28 AM (in response to donkbonk)
I've had this problem periodically for at least a year.
I use Open DNS. Same problems as everyone else: Apple.com links don't work in Chrome & Safari. They do work though via the "new tab" option. They work in Firefox.
I change my laptop to use Google's DNS - 8.8.*. Everything works, in all browsers. I change my laptop back to the Open DNS configuration ... things are broken again.
I'd say that confirms it. I'll see if I can send something to Open DNS about it.
By the way, there was a similar problem with Dropbox, but a new release fixed it.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 12, 2013 2:35 AM (in response to donkbonk)
I've started a discussion in the OpenDNS community forum: