[WEB4LIB] Re: Computer denies access to secure sites

Thomas Bennett bennetttm at appstate.edu
Wed Jul 21 08:30:29 EDT 2004

I know that Worldnet blocks port 25 (pop mail) so they may be blocking
other ports also, check with the ISP.


On Wed, 2004-07-21 at 08:17, Walter B Potter wrote:
> Try logging into your ISP using one browser and then opening another
> bowser to view the sites you are being restricted from. In other words,
> start up IE, minimize it, the use Netscape to go to the site. WHat may be
> happening is that your ISP (Worldnet?) may use a proxy causing problems
> using a proxy to visit secured sites using another proxy. The two browser
> trick has helped some folks work around that problem.
> --
> Walter Potter
> Computer Support
> FSU Libraries
> On Wed, 21 Jul 2004, Florence Paisey wrote:
> > Please excuse this if it doesn't relate to the ongoing discussion.
> >
> > I am currently enrolled in an ARL course and have been given username and
> > password.  Both are correct and have been tested.  My computer, using IE 6
> > and Netscape 7.1 (?) will not allow me access to certain secure sites.
> > Several tech expects have tried and there has been no success. Temp files
> > are empty, Cookies empty, pop up enabled, security settings on low, but when
> > I try to access any secure, restricted site using proper username and
> > password something blocks my entrance and a user denial page comes up.
> > We've spent 2 days trying to sort out what the issue could be, but there is
> > absolutely no success.  Does anybody have any idea what could be causing the
> > computer to block my access.  To my knowledge I have no firewall, and no
> > sophisticated security program installed.  Any sincere help would be
> > appreciated. I'm just about ready to take an extreme measure and buy a new
> > computer; the class is in progress and I can't gain access.  Program
> > director hasn't been able to help.  Does anyone know what could be causing
> > the problem.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> > Florence Paisey
> > f.paisey at worldnet.att.net
> > Librarian, Miami Dade County Public Schools
> >
> >

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