Saturday, October 3, 2009

A Tale of Intrigue & DNS: See HughesNet “blocking” my blog, now on YouTube

I have just uploaded my "HughesNet DNS Fail" video to YouTube but you can watch it right here. To be honest it is not my most polished video work, but I think it gets the job done. I have another one in the works that might be more effective. The plot goes like this: At times when HughesNet refuses to show me my own blog--yes, this very blog that you are reading--I can reach it via my iPhone over the AT&T Edge network. One of these days I am going to get really calm and centered and call HughesNet support with iPhone in hand and try to explain the flaw in their DNS ways one more time before I call in the sharks.

4 comments:

  1. How do you like your HughesNet service?

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  2. [...] See HughesNet block my blog, now on YouTube: Part of my documentation of this weird problem with HughesNet satellite service. [...]

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  3. [...] readers of this blog will know that I often cannot access my own blog using HughesNet. I even made a video about it. But guess what, Opera sees my blog even when Firefox and Safari and Chrome and IE7/8 can not! Yes, [...]

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  4. I have the same exact problem, and it did not start until I wrote a negative blog entry about HughesNet. I can go to my blog, browse through it, and log into it. However, as soon as I enter a new post, HughesNet blocks me from accessing the blog for about 30 minutes -- almost as if someone is reviewing each post before allowing me to reaccess the blog again. Now, I have to actually edit my blog from a different ISP because of it. Friends at first thought it was paranoia until I invited them over to witness it for themselves.

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