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5072 Views 20 Replies Latest reply: May 12, 2013 2:35 AM by dogweather RSS
  • donkbonk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 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 pages as webspam (e.g.

    Whitelising 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 ( and


    Hope it works for others.

  • donkbonk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 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 were being reported as webspam by opendns and blocked, though traffic to (as far as I know) is to omniture's web analytics, which should be harmless.

  • .ben Calculating status...
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    May 2, 2013 9:43 AM (in response to Susan Howard)

    I'm having a very similar issue:


    Os 10.8.3, latest Chrome and Safari. Clicking links on does nothing. Right clicking "new tab" works. Using a user agent spoofer for chrome and reporting as firefox 10 works. Turning off Javascript in Safari and chrome works. Turning Javascript back on allows me to follow one link, then clicking doesn't work. Hovering brings up the link in the status bar.


    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 and another site (cant recall which). (mentioned above) works for me today.


    This is a weird bug, and I'm not sure where to submit a report - is it Javascript, webkit, the site(s), or the browsers?

  • andyBall_uk Level 6 Level 6 (17,515 points)
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    May 2, 2013 9:47 AM (in response to .ben)

    you're not using opendns in the router ?

  • dogweather Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    May 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: 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.

  • dogweather Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    May 12, 2013 2:35 AM (in response to donkbonk)

    I've started a discussion in the OpenDNS community forum:


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