Can't connect to Minecraft.net and Minecraftforum.net

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  1. Sausage Head
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    Hello everyone, I have a very annoying problem (~4 days now)
    Everytime I try to go to www.minecraft.net I get an error page (server software default)
    The server is NOT offline, as I can access it on other computers fine (outside my home-network).
    View attachment Under_Construction.htm

    I am using Firefox 4.0, but it also displays the error page on Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.
    I have cleared my "stuff" at least 2 times since the problem first occurred (I thought it was server-side) with CCleaner (Harddrive cleaning utility). I haven't tweaked any "important" (Windows & such) files, so I have no idea what could've happened.

    This same problem is also happening for www.minecraftforum.net.
     
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    Member CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

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    Well at a guess I would say there's something wrong with your home-network if you can access those 2 site elsewhere

    Could it be that you have accidentally 'blocked' those sites ???

    Since both Firefox and IE8 don't show them I would guess it could be either your HOST file or your Firewall that's blocking them
     
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    If the sites would be blocked, how could it retrieve the error pages?

    Also, I haven't messed with any files that relate to Internet settings
     
  4. twiztidsinz

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    Pretty sure that page you link is not related to minecraft.net/minecraftforum.net
    http://www.minecraftforum.net/Under_Construction.htm gives a 404
     
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    99.xxx.xxx.xxxÂÂminecraft.net
    (same IP as above)ÂÂwww.minecraft.net
    (same IP as above)ÂÂminecraftforum.net
    (same IP as above)ÂÂwww.minecraftforum.net
    That'd be my host file without the comments on top.
    Should I delete these lines?
    (note that "xxx" are numbers, but I have no idea if it's good to show them to everyone)

    edit:
    Great, it's working again.
    Does anyone have an idea how those lines could've gotten there?

    edit2:
    minecraftforum.net is not working [​IMG]
     
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    Check the ports on your router.

    I don't know if that would effect it sibce you're using a browser to do it.

    Also check for java and flash updates.
     
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    Well those were definitely wrong

    www.minecraft.net starts @ 75.xxx.xxx.xxx
    minecraftforum.net / www.minecraftforum.net starts @ 68.xxx.xxx.xxx

    HOW they got added/changed - no idea...

    The only MAIN culprits I can think of are either Malware (who usually block/divert security software to 'other places' than their own sites) or security software (some security software add 'blocked sites' to the Host file - but usually they have 127.0.0.0 as the address) to prevent virus/malware from 'reporting back'.

    Also 99.xxx.xxx.xxx 'seems' like a weird number to choose, but a quick Google seems to point that some companies update can cause IP addresses to be set to that number
     
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    For some reason Minecraftforum.net is accessible now.
    Thanks for the help, CannonFoddr.
     

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