PTCL blocking sites

I noticed today that I cant access imdb.com. I get this message

"Site blocked. imdb.com is not allowed on this network.

This site was categorized in: Movies, Research/Reference"

even yahoo movies and msn movies are also blocked.

so I tried to open other sites and some other sites with mixed pirated content and adult contents are now also blocked.

WTF!?

Nop.... IMDB working fine for me.

ISP: PTCL

then something must wrong with my area network? or dns issues?

I guess I'll have to try changing the dns.

No it's not a PTCL issue. Obtain a new ip and you will be just fine. It's a Opendns block msg.

Its not the issue with me.

if it is true then it's lamha-e-fikriya for porn surfers

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haha !

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Lol. Btw, its an OpenDNS issue. I used it for a week and i had these problems at random times, even sometimes Facebook was blocked! Switch to either Google’s DNS servers or remove them altogether.

Everything working fine here.

ISP: PTCL

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Lol. Btw, its an OpenDNS issue. I used it for a week and i had these problems at random times, even sometimes Facebook was blocked! Switch to either Google’s DNS servers or remove them altogether.

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No such problem for me as yet.

^ You on LinkDotNet or PTCL? This happened with me couple of times so i removed the OpenDNS DNS server settings. Will try it again and post feedback here. Btw, how much of a difference does it make when using custom DNS servers in speed and other things? Has any body tested this?

I'm on PTCL. It does make difference. Since Opendns's singpore server has come online there has been an increase in speeds. Try this code in linux terminal. Or you may try this http://code.google.com/p/namebench/ ( it will take longer but will give accurate results.)

#!/bin/sh

isp=$(dig +noall +stats 2>&1 | awk ‘$2~/^SERVER:$/{split($3,dnsip,"#");print dnsip[1]}’);

m="-------------------------------------------------------------------------------";

s=" ";

h="+${m:0:25}+${m:0:12}+${m:0:12}+${m:0:12}+${m:0:12}+${m:0:12}+";

header=(“Domain${s:0:23}” “Your ISP${s:0:10}” “Google${s:0:10}” “4.2.2.2${s:0:10}” “OpenDNS${s:0:10}” “DNS Adv.${s:0:10}”);

echo “${h}”;

echo “| ${header[0]:0:23} | ${header[1]:0:10} | ${header[2]:0:10} | ${header[3]:0:10} | ${header[4]:0:10} | ${header[5]:0:10} |”;

echo “${h}”;

for i in “lifehacker.com” “facebook.com” “manu-j.com” “reddit.com” “tb4.fr” “bbc.co.uk”;

do

ii="${i}${s:23}";

echo -ne “| ${ii:0:23} |”;

for j in “${isp}” “8.8.8.8” “4.2.2.2” “208.67.222.222” “156.154.70.1”;

do

r="${s:10}$(dig +noall +stats +time=9 @${j} ${i} 2>&1 | awk '$2~/^Query$/{print $4" "$5}')";

echo -ne " ${r:${#r}-10} |";

done

echo -ne “
${h}
”;

done