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Re: [Lynx-dev] 403 error at

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] 403 error at
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2012 05:35:30 -0400
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On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 05:06:48PM +0000, Ruben Montague wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 9 2011 at 23:23, Thomas Dickey <dickey <at>> writes:
> > 
> > (because I'm the admin for the new server, I added checks for nuisances - 
> > will unblock given a request, and perhaps make the check smarter).
> > 
> Hello Thomas,
> My public IP is
> I respectfully request that you check if it is blocked by your server, and if 
> so, to please unblock it.

it seems it was blocked in late December (I unblocked it - check if
it's working for you now).  The rules are a little less strict now,
so it may not block again...

> I recently experienced the same issue as Mart Rootamm, i.e. "403 forbidden";
> Perhaps I inadvertently did something to trigger your checks for nuisances?
> Maybe I tried to access your server too many times? I don't know...

probably something like that;-)
> I was simply trying to re-compile Lynx on Arch Linux (to --enable-default-
> colors)
> You can see my post about this issue on the Arch Linux forums:
> On Arch Linux, we use PKGBUILDs to automate compilation of packages, and the 
> script for Lynx did not work for me, because -- as I am suspecting now -- my 
> IP 
> was probably being blocked.
> You can view the PKGBUILD for Lynx at the following URL (notice that this 
> script is supposed to fetch Lynx's sources, but it failed for me every time):
> h=packages/lynx
> Whatever I did to trigger your server's defenses, I apologize, and will try 
> to 
> be more careful in the future.

...or I'll improve the checks (thanks)

Thomas E. Dickey

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