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12-05-2018 12:40 AM

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Anyone else see the advertisement yellow block on on their screen?
When you click on them, by accident or on purpose you get the following:

Error 1009 Ray ID: 48426fa7fb939b9f • 2018-12-05 00:36:01 UTC
Access denied
What happened?
The owner of this website ( has banned the country or region your IP address is in (US) from accessing this website.

Cloudflare Ray ID: 48426fa7fb939b9f • Your IP: 2601:646:8c00:730b:d51a:d325:c6f5:b9ff • Performance & security by Cloudflare

It appears to be from Australia and we in the U.S. are not allowed access …. then why advertise?

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#1 posted 12-05-2018 01:07 AM

I suspect the banning is because the Australian company doesn’t want to/can’t/doesn’t feel it would be profitable to ship to U.S. customers. Usually a vendor states on their site what countries it can/can’t ship to. Blocking IPs for a whole nation is pretty extreme. As for why the link existed on the site you found it on, I can’t say without seeing the site—you didn’t post it.

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#2 posted 12-05-2018 08:04 AM

Not me?

Comments FWIW:

1) IPLOCATION.NET tells me the posted error message shows that traffic routed via ComCast IP address 2601:646:8c00:730b:d51a:d325:c6f5:b9ff to CloudFlare.
Your profile shows NY, and IP Geolocation searches show this IP for New Jersey, NewYork, and California.
On surface it appears CloudFlare as tagged the Comcast IP as banned. No clue why. Could be due bot net attacks, could be due commercial dispute, or could be due hidden re-direct not in error message (VPN sites can be blocked like this)

2) Cloudflare is very large commercial web services server farm that web providers or web sites often hire to help them firewall and filter out hacking and botnet attacks. They do not work cheap, so someone is paying them a lot of money. Learning who is paying for service, will hint at what is happening with your errors.

3) Is the yellow icon happening only on LumberJocks site, or on other sites as well? Does it happen from more than one PC? If only LJ impacted, may want to drop a note to admin (Cricket). If more than LJ, then keep reading.

Possible scenarios for this error I can suggest are:
- your service provider is filtering you from accessing the Australian shopping site:
[I can tell you that from here in Arizona USA, I am able to reach the above shopping site without restriction. ]

- the shopping ad web site has hired CloudFlare to filter IP addresses from the range you are using via Comcast or your private VPN. Need to call your service provider to figure it out.

- your PC has installed a browser adware hijack or Trojan. Could be as simple as an advertising redirect hijack, or someone installed a Trojan to phish your personal information with a man-in-middle attack. Yes, these are bad and need attention.

IMHO – If not using a VPN, it effects more than LJ site, and call to Comcast finds nothing; suggest you use one of the free online virus scanning tools to double check your AV software performance, looking for adware browser hijack. Also suggest you do not log into any site that requires a password to access your personal information until you have checked your PC.

PS -While I have provided admin support for commercial and hobby web sites occasionally since internet first started, I know just enough to be the village idiot and mumble techno-speak. Never trust what any one posts on internet, even me.

Best Luck.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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