Cannot access web site

  Spock1958 15:46 25 Aug 07
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I have 3 PCs networked, one using Vista and the other 2 on XP. I use the windows firewall on the Vista PC and Zone Alarm on the others, though I suspect this information is irrelevant.

There is a specific website a cannot access on either of the XP PCs, but can access it on the Vista one. I have not 'banned' the website using the hosts file.

Any possible explanations?

  octal 15:53 25 Aug 07

Is the site a secure site? In other words does it start with https? If it is it might be the firewall blocking https sites. Be aware some sites that require you to sign in switch to https during the signin then switch back to http once you've signed in.

  birdface 20:12 25 Aug 07

If the one using Windows Firewall work ok,The problem is most likely with your Firewall.Make sure it is configured properly,Try switching Zone Alarm off and see if it works,If nothing else works Delete Zone Alarm ,Run C Cleaner ,Then reinstall Zone Alarm.Or try some other Firewall, Kerio or one like that.

  woodchip 20:52 25 Aug 07

My guess would be the same ZoneAlarm

  Spock1958 11:46 26 Aug 07

Tried again the following day and connected. No changes to ZA needed. It will have to remain one of those PC mysteries.

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