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  1. #1

    Strange Behaviour With Regards Internet


    I use Ubuntu 5.04.

    I recently upgraded my Internet Connection to Broadband, using a router to access the web.

    I have configured the eth0 connection using DHCP, and after some tweaking I can now access most of the net.

    The problem is that I cannot get to certain sites (such as Google and without the browser coming up with a error which says:

    'the connection was refused when attempting to contact [the website]'

    With the BBC website, I managed to access it once, and have not been able to access it since, though I haven't changed any settings.

    Also, I cannot sign in to GAIM, but can send and receive emails.

    Any help would be much appreciated

    J Quirk

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Sacramento, CA
    Do you have a firewall? If you do, what is it and what are its configurations? You most likely have one. Sometimes a firewall will block ports it doesn't associate with a program you use. Just giving you a possibility off the top of my head. Hope that helps.

  3. #3
    Hi there

    Thanks for the help.

    My router does have a built in firewall, but there is limited configuration for it.

    I wonder whether there is a way to get around this by configuring Linux, as my Windows partition - and other computers on the network - do not have the same difficulty. I do remember seeing another thread where a person had a problem similar to mine, and hope that my problem can be amended.

    It would be nice if someone could give me some ideas, or an answer - I can't fathom it.

    Also, how would I go about configuring ports for different programs?

    J Quirk

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    Try adjusting your cookie setting, some sites will refuse connection when you don't accept cookies.

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