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Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free. fails to load on my system under ubuntu, but loads under windows. I can't ping this subdomain either, but loads fine.

Worse still, even proxies don't work, and worse even further: I can't load it with the firewall off either. Any clues?

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I'd guess because it's a malformed URI. I suppose windows isn't so careful about what it sends off to the dns. But I'm not at all sure about that!

When i do a manual DNS query, this comes back: ("Sorry, was deleted or has moved!") which possibly isn't that helpful. But it's the correct IP for this URI.

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on Windows is down but is up – johnc Oct 29 '10 at 3:46
any ideas on how to force ubuntu to load it without having to resort to reactos in a virtual machine (hahahaha)? – RolandiXor Oct 29 '10 at 3:48
Doesn't work in Chrome as well. I think it's safe to say this problem is caused by a bad website, not a problem in ubuntu or firefox. – Stefano Palazzo Oct 29 '10 at 3:49
Roland Taylor: If I'm right, this problem is caused by the lowest-level guts of the network infrastructure in ubuntu being well implemented. Not much you can do about that. :-) Sorry (hope I'm wrong) – Stefano Palazzo Oct 29 '10 at 3:51
This is weird! It browses on my Win work PC, but not in my Ubuntu guest vm. Googling the URL I can access other parts of the site though, and using Google language tools I can translate to view the page. – invert Oct 29 '10 at 11:54

Is it possible that the owners of the site have enabled filtering based on OS detection and deny connections from Ubuntu machines? (Perhaps some security software thinking they're by default malicious?)

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nope it's not that, loads fine for me. In fact it's only that one that doesn't load. – RolandiXor Oct 29 '10 at 19:58

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