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Re: 403 errors from www.w3.org/*

From: Denis Ah-Kang <denis@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:11:46 +0400
To: jalanb <worldwideinsight@al-got-rhythm.net>, site-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <e6c543f2-14fc-9fb8-a67c-070776550402@w3.org>


On 03/28/2017 05:14 PM, jalanb wrote:
> Hello the list,
> 
> I need help with working around 403 errors from all URLs under https://www.w3.org
> 
> Accessing any URL from Firefox browser (including top-level https://www.w3.org/) gives me 403 errors, and same for other browsers, starting yesterday. I have a few machines at home, all on same WiFi network, and this only happens on one of them. 
> 
> 
> I have seen the page at https://www.w3.org/blog/systeam/2008/02/08/w3c_s_excessive_dtd_traffic/, but that talks of 503 errors, not 403. I assume it is possible that some software on “the bad machine” has been causing excess traffic to you, but I have no idea what software that is, and would be surprised if your response to that also includes accesses to the top-level https://www.w3.org/. Hence I doubt that I’m actually caught by your excess traffic “defences”.
> 
> Any suggestions what else may be going wrong here, any other workarounds?
> 

Hi,

Can you please provide your IP address? This will help checking which
resources you are requesting.
Also, are you using browser addons that may send requests to our
website?

Regards,

Denis
Received on Tuesday, 28 March 2017 14:12:02 UTC

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