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    accessing certain web sites (IE 6)

    I recently bought an Ipod. As i understand it, the itunes program should automatically read the names on the tracks on an audio cd, but it doesn't. Apple says it is a problem with my browser not being able to connect the the CD database website. Can any one help me with this problem. Thanks

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    Re: accessing certain web sites (IE 6)

    I'm not sure of the answer, but the first thing I would do is find out the URL of their database & try to connect to it directly. It may be that for some reason, it's in the restricted zone -OR- you have some security settings for the Internet zone that prevent IE from getting the correct information. Once you get the URL, you can put that domain in the Trusted zone (providing you trust them <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>).

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    Re: accessing certain web sites (IE 6)

    There may be a problem arising from your previously having worked with other programs on CDs. I am a satisfied iPod user, but I notice that iTunes has difficulty recognising CD tracks. FWIW I use the excellent (basically Free) Exact Audio Copy - which interrogates a separate database - to take music off my CDs for my iPod. HTH
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    Re: accessing certain web sites (IE 6)

    I too am having trouble accessing specific websites, in my case dpreview.com and adobe.com. I KNOW these websites are up and running.
    I'm running Spybot and Adaware; I use a dial-up modem but no firewall program. In the case of dpreview, my being locked out may have to do with logging in there to contribute to a thread, but I can't figure out Adobe at all, as I rarely visit there (though I DO have a login ID, I haven't used it in many months).
    I've gone through Spybot, trying to change various settings so that dpreview isn't blocked, but to no avail.
    I'm running WinXP pro with IE 6.0

    Thanks for the help
    Mitch, hoping this post won't be lost in this iPod thread--but it is awfully like that problem in this respect of not being able to access a website.

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    Re: accessing certain web sites (IE 6)

    Just as a footnote on depreview.com, exactly one year after I registered, I became unable to login. Eventually I either recovered my old password or had a new one sent to me. Major hassle...

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    Re: accessing certain web sites (IE 6)

    That's weird! I can access dpreview from another computer (at work), I guess I'll try to do that and get the actual IP -- but how do you do that??

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    Re: accessing certain web sites (IE 6)

    There are several web sites that offers nslookup to convert hostnames like forums.dpreview.com to IP addresses using other ISPs' DNS servers. I often use InfoBear's page.

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    Re: accessing certain web sites (IE 6)

    How does one use these? Infobear's site needs a DNS or machine ID to look up a site. But I don't know that! Do I put mine own there, then dpreview.com? At Infobear, the whois site is mentioned, so I tried that---it didn't work either.
    I'm sure I'm missing something here!!!!

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    Re: accessing certain web sites (IE 6)

    Well, I've put http://*dpreview.com in my "trusted" site list, I put the number IP in there too (with a couple of wildcard variations), still no access.
    This is really driving me nuts.
    I get either the msn search error "we can't find www.dpreview.com" or the IE error page "The page cannot be displayed" that is the same one you get if you try to access a site but you're not on-line, or the site is off-line.

    I had an earlier problem with replying (but not simply reading) Yahoo Mail, and the trusted site entry fixed it.

    Can someone give me some clues?

    I had the same problem with www.adobe.com, but its working now!!! I did NOT put adobe in my trusted sites listing

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    Re: accessing certain web sites (IE 6)

    HI Mitch:
    I don't know if this will help, but both sites use Scripting & Active X controls. Make sure that under Tools/Internet Options/Security that you allow both Active X controls & scripting in the zone that they're in.

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    Re: accessing certain web sites (IE 6)

    That page takes a host name, like www.dpreview.com and gives you an IP address. This is all nslookup does.

    Try these links:
    <UL><LI>www.dpreview.com = http://198.64.145.21/
    <LI>forums.dpreview.com = http://198.64.145.25/
    <LI>search.dpreview.com = http://198.64.145.25/[/list]These could change at any time, but hopefully they will help for now.

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    Re: accessing certain web sites (IE 6)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by jscher2000 on 22-Mar-04 13:02. )</P>I believe most of the ActiveX controls on the site are pushed through the third party ads. I generally don't let the controls run until I find something I really miss, like a sample movie that uses the QuickTime player control.

    Correction: I just realized that they do run because I have the site in my trusted zone and the ads are hosted onsite. So much for the security model. <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>

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