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Request to unblock IP

From: Sam Kingston <sam.kingston@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2010 23:29:08 +1000
Message-ID: <aeab0fb71001300529j61206753l854bfb5bc85a1c0@mail.gmail.com>
To: webmaster@w3.org, site-comments@w3.org
Cc: sam@sjkwi.com.au

I run a web hosting company with many shared hosting clients. It
appears that sometime in the last few days that your servers started
blocking, our outgoing public IP (it appears packets
are being dropped). I understand this will be because of some
application unfairly accessing the w3.org domain for DTD fetching (as
per your Webmaster help pages).

I have spent approximately 4 hours this evening (AEST) studying the
outgoing traffic to your web servers and the only packets are when I
attempt to access the w3.org domain or run the validator.w3.org
application over one of our hosted websites (run from another

With this in mind, is there any way for this IP to be unblocked?

I appreciate your time,

Sam Kingston
SJK Web Industries
Received on Monday, 1 February 2010 02:46:57 UTC

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