The first page 'Check my availabiity' worked fine, then the igovt logon button gave me this:
can't find the server at online.passports.govt.nz
ping: unknown host online.passports.govt.nz
PING passports.govt.nz (220.127.116.11) 56(84) bytes of data.
telnet passports.govt.nz 80
Connected to passports.govt.nz.
Escape character is '^]'.
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Request RejectedThe requested URL was rejected. Please consult with your administrator.
Your support ID is: 7670277365534499521Connection closed by foreign host.
Tried switching off the firewall, and trying firefox, opera and konqueror - same result.
A couple of calls to the passport office got the response
"sometimes people do have a problem
- try a different computer
- maybe it's the firewall
- I actually get the same response as you, but I think that's a security thing
- It seems to work better with Internet Explorer"
Anyone else had problems?