[nSLUG] Re: more browser idiocy
mspencer at tallships.ca
Sat Aug 27 01:52:08 ADT 2005
>> Do you know if this is what's happening with www.comicspage.com, too?
> This seems to work fine for me (on Eastlink), although I might be using
> Dal's nameservers somehow as well.
Interesting. The Helen strip is hosted by comicspage.com but the .jpg
image itself resides on tmsfeatures.com . A couple of days ago I
could retrieve the image directly from tmsfeatures.com with a script
that composed the correctly dated URL. Now tmsfeatures.com is
refusing the port 80 connection also.
Weird that you can connect via Eastlink (22.214.171.124/16) but from
my dialup in a /24 downstream from Eastlink (126.96.36.199/24) I can't.
What am I missing here? Mumble...
I emailed Peter Zale (creator of Helen) to ask what-what.
> I can't understand what a website would (or even thinks they) gain from
> restricting it to just the US.
I can see a PHB deciding that their market for Solid-State Eutectic
Pre-Cambrian Blivet Annunciators was all in the US so that would be a
good way to save on bandwidth. Clever but stupid.
Michael Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada .~.
mspencer at tallships.ca /( )\
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