What about dns?
Vermont Interactive Learning Network
45 College Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
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From: School Information Technology Discussion
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Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 11:26 AM
To: Richard Campbell; [log in to unmask]
Subject: Problem accessing website
We are having trouble reaching U32's website. Here's why we need to:
the office of a local community service organization is housed in my
building but they use U32 for their email. Since last Friday, they've been
unable to retrieve their email via their Outlook IMAP clients, nor are they
able to access the U32 website to use the web client. When we attempt to
reach the U32 site from other people's machines here at the
central office, we are also unable. No one is having any problems
going anywhere else on the Internet.
Okay, U32's problem right? That's not entirely clear. These folks can
access U32's site from home just fine. And - here's the "interesting"
part - *I* can access the website from both of my office PCs.
Furthermore, one of these folks has an AOL account and can access the
website fine from her workstation here using the AOL browser. Important
information: the AOL browser goes out with an AOL IP address, not
Montpelier's AND my two PCs are statically NATted; other people's machines
use dynamic NAT and go out with this IP address: 18.104.22.168.
Is U32 blocking access from this address? Why would they?
I wish I could consult with someone at U32 on this, but I understand that
Dennis Beloin has left their employment and neither of his two assistants
are responding to our phone calls (probably on break). Does anyone have any
suggestions about where my problem may lie? Do some firewalls not accept
requests from dynamically NATted clients? (That would be pretty stupid,
but, hey, I'm pretty stupid too so who am I to
Any opinions welcomed (NOT about whether I'm stupid or not!).
Information Technology Director
Montpelier Public Schools
58 Barre Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
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