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Does Comcast Block Sites at Certain Times?

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Does Comcast Block Sites at Certain Times?

There is a forum I frequent and for the last several months I have a very difficult time accessing it at night.  I am constantly getting Timeout Errors.  Yet when I try to access the same site through an anonymous proxy or through my cell phone I connect no problem.

 

This leads me to believe Comcast is selectively blocking sites at certain times, though I may be wrong.  Does anyone know if Comcast does this sort of thing?

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Posted by
Connection Expert

Member Since: ‎06-30-2003
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Re: Does Comcast Block Sites at Certain Times?

No comcast does not block any website but there can still be a night time issue somewhere between you and the website.

 

Is it over seas?

It might also be too many users at that site at night time and they kick some off.

Is it a forum that can be posted here?

We will look at it.

 

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Member Since: ‎12-24-2003
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Re: Does Comcast Block Sites at Certain Times?


Thunderclap wrote:

There is a forum I frequent and for the last several months I have a very difficult time accessing it at night.  I am constantly getting Timeout Errors.  Yet when I try to access the same site through an anonymous proxy or through my cell phone I connect no problem.

 

This leads me to believe Comcast is selectively blocking sites at certain times, though I may be wrong.  Does anyone know if Comcast does this sort of thing?


Got URL ?

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Re: Does Comcast Block Sites at Certain Times?

 


Thunderclap wrote:

There is a forum I frequent and for the last several months I have a very difficult time accessing it at night.  I am constantly getting Timeout Errors.  Yet when I try to access the same site through an anonymous proxy or through my cell phone I connect no problem.

 

This leads me to believe Comcast is selectively blocking sites at certain times, though I may be wrong.  Does anyone know if Comcast does this sort of thing?


 

I'm guessing that you are saying that you are successful with other accessing mechanisms at the same time you cannot get through with Comcast.


Is it possible that the server on the other end is blocking (or limiting) incoming traffic from Comcast-based IP numbers?


It's our understanding as customers that Comcast does not do selective blocking by time.

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Re: Does Comcast Block Sites at Certain Times?

The server, I believe, is in Germany.  The company is Host Europe.  The URL is http://www.fanedit.org/forums.  It generally happens between 7pm and 1am CST.

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Re: Does Comcast Block Sites at Certain Times?

Worked for me at 10:10 P.M from MN. No delays at all.

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‎10-12-2010 11:51 PM

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Re: Does Comcast Block Sites at Certain Times?

[ Edited ]

Whatevever it's worth, I could not browse to it via a CC connection at 11:30 eastern time from Northern New Jersey nor did a trace complete;

 

 

Tracing route to fanedit.org [83.169.39.223]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

 

  1     8 ms     9 ms     8 ms  76.117.144.1
  2     8 ms     7 ms     6 ms  te-4-3-ur02.union.nj.panjde.comcast.net [68.86.1
92.177]
  3    10 ms     8 ms    11 ms  xe-3-0-0-0-ar03.plainfield.nj.panjde.comcast.net
 [68.85.62.1]
  4     9 ms     7 ms     9 ms  te-0-9-0-4-ar01.plainfield.nj.panjde.comcast.net
 [68.85.62.169]
  5     9 ms    12 ms    13 ms  pos-0-9-0-0-cr01.newyork.ny.ibone.comcast.net [6
8.86.91.249]
  6    11 ms     8 ms     9 ms  162.97.117.101
  7   134 ms   132 ms   134 ms  208.178.246.230
  8   203 ms   205 ms     *     xe-0-2-0.cr-nashira.cgn4.he-core.de [80.237.129.
109]
  9     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 10     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 11     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 12     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 13     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 14     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 15     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 16     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 17     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 18     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 19     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 20     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 21     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 22     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 23     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 24     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 25     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 26     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 27     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 28     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 29     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 30     *        *        *     Request timed out.

 

Trace complete

 

 

However I could access the site via this web proxy;

 

https://proxify.com/

 

 

Posted by
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Re: Does Comcast Block Sites at Certain Times?

Good from Chicago at 10:48pm central if it helps anyone.

 

Where's the OP located at?

 

 

Posted by
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Member Since: ‎12-24-2003
Posts: 51,230
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Re: Does Comcast Block Sites at Certain Times?

It would appear that certain WAN (public IP) addys being issued by CC are being blocked by that site for whatever the reason might be..

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‎10-13-2010 03:16 PM

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Re: Does Comcast Block Sites at Certain Times?

[ Edited ]

I (OP) is in Chicago as well.  The connection, for whatever reason, between 7pm and 1am CST comes and goes.  Very sporadic but usually no connection more than connecting.

 

As for specific WAN being blocked, I haven't rebooted my computer, modem or router in several days so the IP should be the same.  The connection works fine during the day, just in the evening it has problems.

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Re: Does Comcast Block Sites at Certain Times?

At 6pm CST it became inaccessible again.

Posted by
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Re: Does Comcast Block Sites at Certain Times?

It died here too from Algonquin.  6:35 pm CDT

 

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Message 13 of 15 (2,233 Views)

Re: Does Comcast Block Sites at Certain Times?

I just tried through Comcast again.  Nothing.  But I can access it through my Verizon phone.

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Re: Does Comcast Block Sites at Certain Times?

tried it here in connecticut it works at 10 pm

 

 

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Joe>tracert fanedit.org

Tracing route to fanedit.org [83.169.39.223]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1     1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  192.168.1.1
  2     8 ms     7 ms     8 ms  bu-10-ubr11.danbury.ct.hartford.comcast.net [96.
67.226.1]
  3    12 ms    11 ms     9 ms  ge-3-30-ur02.danbury.ct.hartford.comcast.net [68
.86.237.29]
  4    16 ms    14 ms    15 ms  be-61-ar01.chartford.ct.hartford.comcast.net [68
.85.69.17]
  5    16 ms    16 ms    16 ms  pos-1-5-0-0-ar01.needham.ma.boston.comcast.net [
68.85.162.73]
  6    22 ms    20 ms    24 ms  pos-2-2-0-0-cr01.newyork.ny.ibone.comcast.net [6
8.86.93.185]
  7    26 ms    30 ms    24 ms  tengigabitethernet1-4.ar5.NYC1.gblx.net [64.208.
222.57]
  8   103 ms   104 ms   105 ms  208.178.246.230
  9   108 ms   108 ms   109 ms  xe-0-2-0.cr-nashira.cgn4.he-core.de [80.237.129.
109]
 10     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 11   127 ms   109 ms   109 ms  faneditforum.com [83.169.39.223]

Trace complete.

C:\Users\Joe>

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Re: Does Comcast Block Sites at Certain Times?

Back up in Algonquin, same route as last night.