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+Net, IWF and blocking legitimate sites

thejudge
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+Net, IWF and blocking legitimate sites

Just tried to follow a link to www.zshare.net in order to download an audio file that someone had posted there of his own work.
Instead, I get what you see in the attached image.
Look at the bottom line of text. If you can't read it, it says:
Generated Fri, 02 Oct 2009 21:11:44 GMT by pcl-iwfcache02.plus.net (squid)
Is this the dreaded incomptent nanny at the Internet Watch Foundation stopping me from getting to a perfectly legit site once again, and +Net meekly going along with their blacklisting?
Can we have a comment on this from someone with authority at +Net as to how closely they monitor the IWF's lists for such idiocies? And can www.zshare.net please be unblocked?
Angry
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Re: +Net, IWF and blocking legitimate sites

Something definitely screwey.
Querying the PN nameservers gives a timeout.  Querying openDNS servers does not.
Raise a ticket.  It's certainly not the standard IWF blocklist error, and is pointing to something awry with the network.
Meanwhile, you may be able to access it using:  http://216.155.135.201/
B.
thejudge
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Re: +Net, IWF and blocking legitimate sites

Thanks for the alternative route, Barry.
The proper url seems to be accessible now, though.
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Re: +Net, IWF and blocking legitimate sites

Just to add a tip here..
If your router supports it, set it to use both plusnets DNS AND openDNS servers. I used to see that same page when just using PNs DNS servers but since setting my router to use auto-discovered AND opendns I've not had any problems.
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