I have been having problems downloading files off fileserve.com. When I try it gives a CATCHPA error.
After a bit of research it seems that fileserve.com has been blacklisted by the IWF and as a result, all requests for files are routed through a transparent proxy meaning all UK users have the same IP address (or a very small number of IP addresses) resulting in this CATCHPA error.
Is anyone else on BT having problems with fileserve? Would someone at BT confim that this is in fact the case?
Yup, had the same problem. Wondered why my IP had been blocked considering it was the first time I'd tried to download.
It's happened again.
UK is worse than china.. why 'worse'? Becasue WE are supposed to be a democracy.
You expect this rubbish from dictatorial regimes, not from co-called democracies.
We are heading for a era of oppression and dictatorial control even in these 'fake' democracies, even the USA is going the same way.
What the **bleep**?
I was pointing out that it's happening again, the first time was March, as from the post dates..
Now, 8 months later it's happening again.
Why is it pointless to comment and make people aware that BT are screwing us over again?
(oh.. that was a stupid question.. the answer is obvious.)
I can connect to www.fileserve.com ok, is it something deeper than that ?
Can you give the exact details of the blocking you are seeing ? If it is the IWF, then I'm afraid that's the problem for fileserve.com to sort out.
So you are confiming its IWF who are blacklisting Fileserve? I only ask as it seems there is no database/published list of blacklisted sites, let alone one with reasons as to why.
Are BT bound by law to block anything the IWF tells it to?
If you see my original post, its not accessing the site thats the problem. You will encounter a problem if you try and download a file thats hosted there.The problem arises because all (or most) UK users appear to be coming from a very small range of IPs (transparent proxy) thus triggering the sites one download per IP per hour rule for free users.