I've had this problem for a long time now (read: months) where I can't access some websites.
www.adobe.com and www.hardwaresecrets.com are 2 that I know of, there may be more.
I have tried everything I think of but can not view these sites no matter what.
1) I have tried a different router
2) I have tried going to the website by typing directly the IP address
3) I have tried a different PC
4) I have tried different operating systems including XP, Vista, OSX, Ubuntu...
5) I even have my router set to use openDNS servers
I finally called Xtra today, they say that it's not their fault (of course)
The guy on the helpdesk eventually went an asked a technician (or so he says) who told him that it's probably Adobe's fault.
This is apparently because Adobe, being American, gives priority to USA IP addresses. When their website becomes overloaded, they block IPs from other countries. This is why I cannot access their site.
Unless this has been the case consistently and constantly for the past several months, and would appear to be only blocking my connection. (my IP is dynamic so I can't see how this works) it sounds like a load of rubbish.
Funny thing is, I can tracert to www.adobe.com and it will work fine:
C:\Users\Agent 24>tracert www.adobe.com
Tracing route to www.adobe.com [22.214.171.124]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
1 2 ms 2 ms 2 ms RTA230.MSHOME [192.168.0.1]
2 50 ms 51 ms 64 ms 210-55-69-144.jetstream.southnet.co.nz [126.96.36.199]
3 * * * Request timed out.
4 49 ms 49 ms 50 ms xe6-0-0-10.akbr5.global-gateway.net.nz [188.8.131.52]
5 47 ms 49 ms 50 ms xe0-0-0-2.akbr4.global-gateway.net.nz [184.108.40.206]
6 229 ms 235 ms 229 ms so-0-1-0.0-sjbr2.global-gateway.net.nz [220.127.116.11]
7 209 ms 209 ms 211 ms so0-0-1.pabr4.global-gateway.net.nz [18.104.22.168]
8 366 ms 392 ms 401 ms ge-6-24.car2.SanJose2.Level3.net [22.214.171.124]
9 233 ms 231 ms 233 ms ae-4-99.edge1.SanJose3.Level3.net [126.96.36.199]
10 345 ms 243 ms 238 ms verio-level3-10ge.SanJose1.Level3.net [188.8.131.52]
11 239 ms 242 ms 244 ms xe-1-2.r02.snjsca04.us.bb.gin.ntt.net [184.108.40.206]
12 219 ms 220 ms 219 ms te-5-3.r02.snjsca04.us.ce.gin.ntt.net [220.127.116.11]
13 212 ms 211 ms 212 ms 18.104.22.168
14 219 ms 217 ms 216 ms www.adobe.com [22.214.171.124]
Does anyone know what this could possibly be caused by? Is it likely to be Telecom's fault?