Can you reach: http://www.quickstepper.com ? If so, the problem is with the headers sent
back by the PICList site. Quickstepper is on the same site but is a very
simple, "out of the box" configuration of IIS. PICList has a batch of stuff
installed. Why some people can deal with it and other can't is an ongoing
mystery. It may be caused by a problem with some node in the route between
your ISP and mine, or by your browser, or god knows what.
If you can't reach any of them, your ISP or something between your ISP and
mine is messed up. They will never believe this, but you can prove it to
them by using a proxy server on another network.
For example: http://www.the-cloak.com/Cloaked/+cfg=32/http://www.piclist.com/techref/picl
ist/index.htm After you click on this link, it will ask you for some
configuration info and you should check the URL in the lower left corner to
ensure it is still www.piclist.com/techref/piclist/index.htm
(sometimes the "http:" turns into "http%3A" or the "//" becomes a "/") then
press the "Start Surfing" button.
If you see the web site, search the page for the text "local time: " and
make a note of the servers clock setting. It should show PDT (Pacific
Daylight Time) or PST after daylight savings ends.
Hit refresh and verify that it is changing.
If you see the web site, and the time is updating, the web server is UP. If
you cant see the site directly, then your ISP, or their upstream and nothing
else, is the problem. Do a tracert and email it to your ISP's tech support
along with your findings and this email.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something
completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete
> I cannot access http://www.piclist.com and haven't been able to for some time
> now (days). My previous caustic remark on this went unheeded (thanks).
> Can anyone confirm that this is the case ?
Yes, I saw no response to your previous remark either.
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Last August the piclist moved to mailman and I received an email welcoming
me to the piclist (again) and giving me a new password. In May of this year
I had a problem accessing the piclist and I requested a password reminder.
It was the "new" password. Fast-forward to this month and I had a problem
accessing the piclist: my (new) password was not a valid password on the
server. So I looked up my previous password and tried that and I gained
access to the list. My theory is that there was some information loss at the
server end and a backup was used which contained my old password.
> If your IP was blocked, you would get a message saying that your IP was
> blocked and explaining why.
> Can you reach:
> http://188.8.131.52/techref/piclist/index.htm ? If so, the
> problem is DNS.
> Can you reach:
> http://www.quickstepper.com ? If so, the problem is with the
> headers sent
> back by the PICList site. Quickstepper is on the same site but
> is a very
> simple, "out of the box" configuration of IIS. PICList has a
> batch of stuff
> installed. Why some people can deal with it and other can't is
> an ongoing
> mystery. It may be caused by a problem with some node in the
> route between
> your ISP and mine, or by your browser, or god knows what.
I have the same problem. I have DSL and it will start searching and the
activity bar stops and it will just set there. However last night I tried
it and it came up as if there was no problem. It has not come up since
then. For some reason it is useless to me.