[jhb_airlines] Re: VATSIM, SquawkBox setup problems

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 16:20:50 +0100

My firewall is just the opposite - it blocks all web sites except those I
give permissions to. I only enable Java, cookies and referrers for a site if
I know it's kosher. It can be a pain sometimes but it gives me great peace
of mind..


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Lucas
Sent: 24 September 2005 13:01
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: VATSIM, SquawkBox setup problems

My problem with accessing www.vatsim.net has me completely baffled.  The
failure to connect (time-out) happens independently of browser,
operating system and PC.  Yet I can ping the IP address OK.  And I know
I used to visit this web site from time to time.

And what looks like a related problem - ServInfo cannot load VATSIM data
- it cannot connect to usa-s1.vatsim.net.  Here again I can ping the IP
address OK.

I wondered about a firewall problem - but firewall settings relate to
applications and the ports they use, not individual IP addresses.  Or
possibly the HOSTS file, which I use to block a lot of advertising sites
- but nothing in that to indicate that I am inadvertently blocking VATSIM.

Any ideas anyone?

Mike L

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