Can't connect to home server from church

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Can't connect to home server from church

Postby Riley.Loader » Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:24 pm

Recently I've been playing with a server at my house, trying to get it ready for actual use with a few websites. I've been almost completely unable to connect to that server when on the church network. It just times out. Though I can connect to it anywhere else in the world. I was going to just give up on it, but suddenly I noticed that my android tablet (wifi) IS able to connect to the server. I'm thinking perhaps it might be that my android uses a different set of nameservers, but I can't even connect on the computer when just using the IP (currently 76.8.200.141). The domain is test.loaderfam.net, and I'm really puzzled. Anybody have any ideas as to what could be the reason?

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Re: Can't connect to home server from church

Postby russellhltn » Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:40 pm

The church uses a firewall. I'm not sure of all the rules.
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

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Re: Can't connect to home server from church

Postby sbradshaw » Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:45 pm

Some firewalls block web sites that are accessed within a few days or weeks of being created, because that's a common characteristic of phishing sites (created and publicized quickly to imitate a bank, for example, then taken down before they're caught). This happened to me with one of my web sites [which was not a phishing site :)], which was blocked for a little while on BYU's firewall (Cisco, if I remember correctly).
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Re: Can't connect to home server from church

Postby Riley.Loader » Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:29 pm

Good thought, something similar crossed my mind too. The ultimate hope is that it'll at least eventually clear. Though it's been a couple of weeks so far. You just had to wait it out for yours that was blocked on BYU's firewall?

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Re: Can't connect to home server from church

Postby russellhltn » Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:39 pm

I believe some firewalls block all IPs that are known to be home users.
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Re: Can't connect to home server from church

Postby sbradshaw » Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:03 pm

I submitted a request to BYU IT and by the time they got around to it the problem had resolved itself. I don't remember exactly how long it took. So it was just a matter of waiting it out.
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Re: Can't connect to home server from church

Postby sbradshaw » Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:36 am

Out of curiosity, was this ever resolved?
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Re: Can't connect to home server from church

Postby Riley.Loader » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:20 pm

Sorry, extremely late reply :)

A funny circumstance had me googling my domain name and this came up. I never realized you'd asked if it was resolved. It did eventually fix itself, yes.


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