[tex-live] www.tug.org unreachable

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Mon Dec 18 23:22:13 CET 2017

On 2017-12-18 at 22:10:45 +0100, Denis Bitouzé wrote:

 > Le 18/12/17 à 21h44, Rick Graham a écrit :
 > > ... I'm also curious to know if the TOR Browser
 > > <https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en> works for you,
 > > since it will most assuredly take a different path, etc., to
 > > www.tug.org.
 > Bingo! That works :)

Denis, the actual problem is not solved so far, sorry.

When you start the Tor browswer, it says, for instance

  Your IP address appears to be:

But this IP address is not yours and you get another one when you
start the browser again.

What happens is that your browser connects to this remote machine and
the remote machine sends your requests to www.tug.org and sends you
the results.  This works, of course, because


already told you that everbody except you can access www.tug.org .

Using the Tor browser is probably a nice workaround for http(s) and
ftp but it doesn't help if you need rsync, for example.

 > I guess we can conclude neither my router nor my configuration are
 > the culprits...

I can't imagine that there is something wrong at your site because you
said that everything else works fine.

BTW, tug.org and preining.info have completely different IP-numbers:


Maybe one of the routers between Calais and Roubaix is
screwed up.  Can anybody tell me what * * * means in the output of


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