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  • mctconsortium Level 1 (0 points)
    After disabling all filters in peergaurdian I am able to access and, etc. So it appears that PG is the issue. I didn't think it was because PG was not running, and I have a script that runs during bootup to kill all PG associated processes running in the background. But still it was preventing these sites from loading ( was another one I discovered today). So I suppose uninstalling PG is the best solution, unless someone knows how to add exceptions....?
  • mctconsortium Level 1 (0 points)
    I think I have a fix for everyone. I found and modified the following AppleScript to Kill PeerGuardian, disable filters, and kill of all of its background processes. If you compile it, then set the application to run on startup, it will make sure PG is not blocking anything. Then you can still choose to run PG as an app when you want, and just run this KillPG script again to shut it down and permit access to all of the aforementioned sites. Just copy and paste the code below into your apple script editor, compile and save it as an .app in your applications folder, and then add as a login startup item under Settings->Accounts->User Name-> and press the + to add and activate your new app on login:

    delay 5

    on isRunning(appName)
    tell application "System Events"
    set isAppRunning to (name of processes) contains appName
    return isAppRunning
    end tell
    end isRunning

    if isRunning("PeerGuardian") = true then
    do shell script "killall PeerGuardian"
    end if

    if isRunning("pploader") = true then
    tell application "pploader"
    set filters enabled to false
    end tell
    do shell script "killall pploader"
    end if

    if isRunning("pplogger") = true then
    do shell script "killall pplogger"
    end if

    if isRunning("pgagent") = true then
    do shell script "killall pgagent"
    end if
  • RockStarInLife Level 1 (15 points)
    After alot of Google searching I finally figured it out.

    This is straight from the developer:

    In the "list manager" select to "allow standard ports" for all the block lists.
  • BamRam Level 1 (0 points)
    Wow. Thank you. This issue was driving me crazy. I wasn't having this problem before the latest software update so there must have been a clash between the update and the peer guardian settings.

    I was trying everything under the sun including DNS/TCP/IP ping, malware, etc.

    That was a huge headache. Thanks for helping out!
  • RockStarInLife Level 1 (15 points)
    Your welcome and it took quite a while for me to find the answer searching online, so I figured I would help everyone to not go through the same headaches
  • abes2000 Level 1 (0 points)
    I just started this job and I was having the exact same trouble and I really needed to access my email but was having major problems and it was driving me craaaaazy.

    I can't thank you enough for this solution, and as such I even created an account on this forum to say thanks
  • bitoy&bhadz Level 1 (0 points)
    This thing hapens to me weeks ive tried all possible solution nothing has changed.. one day, i resolve this problem of mine... and the culprit.. peerguardian... if you have peerguardian installed to your mac.. maybe this will work for you..go to peer guardian menu bar, choose list manager, check box " active & allow std port "on P2P and Ad on..
  • Mac-Guyver Level 1 (0 points)

    Someone please explain.  How do I get to the "list manager?"  What is "peerguardian?"  Is it a standard part of Mac OS?  How can I tell whether it is installed?  Running?


    My problem matches the description of this thread.  The browsers complain of failed DNS lookups, but ping by name works.

  • jbrew13 Level 1 (0 points)

    how do i access the list manager?

  • SylvainDarwish Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you so, so, so much for this.

  • Arhsmacdude Level 1 (20 points)

    yeah, but its not being blocked because I can access it from my macbook pro since chrome is still supported with 10.6.8! its just that the software is too old to make most sites work properly.

  • Ross Frank Level 1 (10 points)

    In my case the problem is isolated to a MacPro.  My MacBookPro on the same network has no problem.

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