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When I try to connect to any Stack Exchange site from work, I notice that it comes up as 403: Forbidden on Windows. I checked my corporate web filter and SE sites are not on the blacklist. Why can I access SO from any computer except the Windows machines at work?

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Can you ping stackoverflow.com (or any other site that's affected) and post the IP that responds? If it's not one of SO's servers, then there's something wrong with the DNS. – Kyle Cronin Jul 23 '09 at 19:12
This isn't meta enough. Belongs on SuperUser! – Hilarious Comedy Pesto Jul 23 '09 at 19:14
Try downforeveryoneorjustme.com/superuser.com from one of your down machines. – Sampson Jul 23 '09 at 19:15
That's a good idea Kyle. Ping seems to respond and has the correct IP for StackOverflow. – jweede Jul 23 '09 at 19:48

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You're on the banned IP list.

Email us via the link at the bottom of every page with your IP.

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OOOOOOOoooooooo – Ian Elliott Jul 24 '09 at 1:59
That explains it. :-) – jweede Jul 25 '09 at 12:56
...and resolved! – jweede Jul 28 '09 at 12:58

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