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Network World Fusion
Net surfers outside the U.S. interested in U.S. President George Bush's re-election strategy aren't currently able to learn about it from his campaign Web site. Visitors from a number of international locations reported hitting "access denied" errors as they tried to reach the site on Tuesday.
You don't have permission to access "http://www.georgewbush.com/" on this server.
Originally posted by dgtempe
Hmmmm...its eerily easy to control the Internet, isnt it?
Hope this isnt a prelude of more control from now on . Makes you wonder.
This president is changing this world, rules, laws, freedom of speech, you name it.
What is going to become of us....
I wonder if Kerrys is still available to the world????
Has someone tried?
HE Piglet lived in a very grand house in the middle of a beech-tree, and the beech-tree was in the middle of the forest, and the Piglet lived in the middle of the house. Next to his house was a piece of broken board which had: "TRESPASSERS W" on it. When Christopher Robin asked the Piglet what it meant, he said it was his grandfather's name, and had been in the family for a long time. Christopher Robin said you couldn't be called Trespassers W, and Piglet said yes, you could, because his grandfather was, and it was short for Trespassers Will, which was short for Trespassers William. And his grandfather had had two names in case he lost one—Trespassers after an uncle, and William after Trespassers.
"I've got two names," said Christopher Robin carelessly.
"Well, there you are, that proves it," said Piglet.
Originally posted by thematrix
Yeah, I've been proxying to the site from time to time too.
You goto know, its not only certain sites that got blocked for europe, but also access to US smtp servers is restricted. I can't send mail trough my US smtp server without proxying it.
To find out the specifics and maybe get a bypass set for me I went to the US embassy and asked about it. I supplied the needed documents to show I'm a US citizen and then at the end they asked me if I'm registered to vote and if I would vote for Bush.
The answer was "yes, I'm registered" and "thats between me and the voting booth, sorry"
The last answer led them to understand that it was propably a "no" to the vote for bush and they told me they couldn't help.
Some people say its to go against hacking from abroad, but you can't block hack attacks or DoS's by blocking site content from being viewed, not even by blocking full IP access to the servers. Hacking is done to bypasses the blocks and security and DoS attacks storm servers with requests, they don't require content to be served.