13 Replies Latest reply: Feb 21, 2008 3:16 PM by toiras
MAJArch Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
Hi,

After trying unsucessfully last night to access a web site's server (to do design on it) using CyberDuck and Yummy FTP, now I can no longer even read any pages from the website on my iBook running 10.4.6 using Safari, or opera, or IE.

Is it possible that I blocked the website from myself?? After trying to load the pages (which I can view on this iBook and a PC at work, and a friend can see right now on his computer PC) I get the message "the...page failed to load becasue the server failed to respond".

What do I do????

20" iMac and 2000 white iBook running Panther, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
    Hi

    Did you try unplugging/waiting 30 seconds/plugging in the Cable Box? If using a router, did you reset that too? If not, give it a try. Also, in Safari, go to the Safari Menu>Empty Cache.
  • MAJArch Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I did unplug the cable box (no router) because I wanted to try to connect to the site on my iBook to kmake sure it was up and running and it is I have also cleared the cache, deleted cookies, and repaired my permissions.

    All other web sites load perfectly.
  • Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
    Hi

    Try the site from another User Account on the iMac.
  • MAJArch Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I tried this and it did not help. I cannot access the web site via any browser from my iMac, while i can access it from my iBook.

    I deleted the Safari preference file. I also reset it (for the most pasrt, not deleting my passwords and bookmarks). I also tried to delete everything related to the 2 FTP programs, as they do not uninstall themselves. Is there any other file(s) I should delete?

    I posted this problem on the FTP program forums, but have received no replies at all.

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  • Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
    I tried this and it did not help. I cannot access the web site via any browser from my iMac, while i can access it from my iBook.


    Out of "curiosity", go to your HD>Library and move the Preferences folder to the Desktop, then restart Safari and try the site.
  • MAJArch Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    This does not help. I am starting to feel very ill.
  • Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
    Just to be sure I'm clear about what you've done, please confirm you can connect your iBook to the same cable box as the iMac and connect successfully to the site.

    Also, move the Preference folder back to its original location in the HD>Library.
  • MAJArch Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I really appreciate your help!

    I type this from my iBook, which is connected to the one and only cable box that I use to connect to the internet. I can view the web site from this iBook.

    In order to do all of this testing, I have to disconnect the iBook and reconnect the iMac because I dont have a network or router so it's kind of hard.

    I took the preference folder out my my hard disk library and put it on the desktop and launched Safari; could not view web site. Quit Safari, put the pref folder back into the library ("a newer Pref Folder exists, do you want to replace it with this one?") yes!

    I emailed the founder of the site, who is in England, to see if somehow the host is blocking my IP address. Do you think this could be? Maybe my repeated failures in connecting to the server with an FTP client threw up a red flag and they blocked me altogether???
  • Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
    Hi

    I emailed the founder of the site, who is in England, to see if somehow the host is blocking my IP address. Do you think this could be?


    That is quite possible, as they can key on your machine via the IP number. Post back when you get an answer from the site's developer.
  • MAJArch Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Hello,

    As of Saturday morning, I can miraculously read the web site again. I have been waiting for an official reason as to why, and I got this reply. It sounds odd. I cannot believe that it was this problem since I've been reading the site for over 4 years with this Mac and this modem, and have never ever had this problem before:

    +"(The host) didn't do anything. Probably indicating this was a transient routing problem. Or perhaps you bumped your cable modem and it came good."+

    I am rather annoyed that I got such a short answer, after becoming quite upset over this. How do I know I won't have this problem again?

    Anyway, Hawaiian_Starman, I really appreciate your help! Cheers to you!

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  • Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
    Hi

    You're welcome.

    Rather strange answer. Sounds like problems on their end. Glad this is sorted out.

    If you are complete with this thread, please mark it as answered so others know your question has been addressed to your satisfaction.
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  • brickmarketplace Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have same exactly problem above that block my own domain brickmarketplace.com. I could not access on Safari even not work in Mac Mail. I check my web host westhost.com and it still block. I went other webiste and it work fine. I check my MacBook it work fine but not with my iMac. I do many other way to clean, reset, etc. it still not work. How it solve?
  • toiras Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This happens to me all the time and is driving me crazy. It's no website in particular, but often after I've been browsing it then try to go back I get either a time out message or a couldn't reach the server message. It happens too when I'm using ftp - it works fine for about 20-40 minutes then just locks me out for no obvious reason. Nothing fixes it other than waiting several hours and then I can connect again ok for a while. I also have the problem (as described on numerous other threads) with my wifi connection dropping regularly which is fixed if I stop and restart airport or if that doesn't work restarting my router. Some days everything is sweet, other days it's appalling. My broadband provider is pretty crap but it's not them as most web pages work fine just randomly I get locked out.

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