8 Replies Latest reply: Jun 17, 2011 1:04 AM by mr.lem
mr.lem Level 1 (25 points)

Hi all,


I'm experiencing the strangest problem.


Some websites I am trying to access are not loading, as the names suggests google.com being one of them. Some however are.


I have restarted my router, MB, airport and reset Safari. Although the same problem is also happening in Firefox.


For reference, youtube also does not load. Wikipedia and clearly, apple.com however, do load.



Any input anyone can provide regarding this would be much appreciated and as sooner the better (not to sound rude but I'm going out of my mind without google.com )


Thanks in advance.



Warm Regards, Liam

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7, 8GB
  • Linc Davis Level 10 (192,539 points)

    Please launch the Network Utility application, select the Ping tab, enter google.com in the text field, and click Ping. What output do you get?

  • mr.lem Level 1 (25 points)

    Hi Linc,


    I get


    Ping has started…


    PING google.com ( 56 data bytes

    64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=51 time=24.158 ms

    64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=51 time=50.081 ms

    64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=51 time=25.125 ms

    64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=51 time=148.633 ms

    64 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=51 time=167.894 ms

    64 bytes from icmp_seq=5 ttl=51 time=24.277 ms

    64 bytes from icmp_seq=6 ttl=51 time=25.028 ms

    64 bytes from icmp_seq=7 ttl=51 time=25.434 ms

    64 bytes from icmp_seq=8 ttl=51 time=23.559 ms

    64 bytes from icmp_seq=9 ttl=51 time=27.435 ms


    --- google.com ping statistics ---

    10 packets transmitted, 10 packets received, 0.0% packet loss

    round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 23.559/54.162/167.894/52.762 ms


    So no, losses in other words.


    It's very odd. I have just disabled PeerGuardian to see if that has any affect and it has! The sites work now. So I reenabled PG to see if they reverted to not working and no, they still work... So I don't know whether this was down to PG or something else...


    Actually, I can say with the utmost certainty that it is PG now. Now I just have to find a way to make PG coincide with the rest of my macbook life


    Thanks for your help though Linc!

  • Linc Davis Level 10 (192,539 points)

    PeerGuardian is garbage, and from what I understand, is no longer being developed. If you want IP blacklisting, use Parental Controls.

  • mr.lem Level 1 (25 points)

    You're right it is no longer in development but I didn't realise there was an alternative to what it provides... Can you elaborate on the use of Parental Controls?



    Thanks Liam

  • Linc Davis Level 10 (192,539 points)
  • mr.lem Level 1 (25 points)

    Hey Linc,


    I know how to access the controls.


    All I was wondering is does it have the capability to... Well I'm not sure if I should be posting this on open boards... but what the ****.


    PeerGuardian prevented whomever from seeing what I was downloading using P2P software.


    With that in mind, can the Parental Controls provide that same facility? If so do you know how I go about it, without me having to go through the rigmarole that is learning how to use something new...



    Warm Regards, Liam

  • Linc Davis Level 10 (192,539 points)

    PeerGuardian prevented whomever from seeing what I was downloading using P2P software.


    That's what you thought it was doing. Frankly, I think you were kidding yourself.


    With that in mind, can the Parental Controls provide that same facility?


    No, but the BSD firewall (ipfw) can. There's no easy way to configure it the way you want, though.

  • mr.lem Level 1 (25 points)

    I wasn't trying to be awkward last night if I came across that way by the way


    Essentially, when PG was on it would show all the addresses that where being blocked and there would be a huge spike, especially in companies who specialize in monitoring P2P activity. So from this I deduced that it was doing the job.


    I don't think the Parental Controls are going to be able to provide what I need,



    Thanks man, Liam