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    Unable to open www.150m.com (IE6 SP2)

    I am unable to access www.150m.com. I just get the "The page cannot be displayed". This is a free web space site. I discovered the problem when viewing an eBay item where the seller had the pictures stored at www.150m.com. I did a google search and found I can't access any site at 150m.com.
    I put it in the trusted site list with no success. I tried turning off the firewall, no success. I am using XP pro and the hosts file is empty. When I had a problem like this in Win98, it was usually the hosts file blocking something.
    Anyone have any thoughts?
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    Re: Unable to open www.150m.com (IE6 SP2)

    Gary

    I am on Win 2kPro, on a network and behind a firewall. I have been able to get onto it. I put www.150m.com in Google and it found it no problem at all. I must admit it did hold back for a bit, then I put in Google and viewed a cached page and after that it fired up really quickly. Have a go at this method. There may be a delay as it pumped out a few pop ups.
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    Re: Unable to open www.150m.com (IE6 SP2)

    There are hundreds of sites hosted at www.150m.com. I can't access any of them! Something is blocking me. The popup idea may have something to do with it. It must be some setting on my computer. That's why I am here. I haven't a clue what it is. "Free" sites like this usually have some kind of spyware or something. I entered it into trusted sites so that should take care of that.

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    Re: Unable to open www.150m.com (IE6 SP2)

    It isn't a similar issue to that in <post:=233,518>post 233,518</post:> by any chance?

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    Re: Unable to open www.150m.com (IE6 SP2)

    Yes, it is a similar problem, as I stated in my original post. That was under Win98 and there was a large hosts file. This is under XP pro and the hosts file has only one line: "127.0.0.1 localhost". That was the first place I looked.
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    Re: Unable to open www.150m.com (IE6 SP2)

    > "Free" sites like this usually have some kind of spyware or something. I entered it into trusted sites
    > so that should take care of that.

    Trusted sites are allowed by IE to take actions that ordinary sites cannot, such as download ActiveX controls without asking. You generally do not need to give a site Trusted status in order to open a page, just resources linked to the page or scripts in the page. You probably should remove it from your Trusted Sites list because as a web host it could deliver pretty much anything to your browser. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    IE doesn't check for spyware, but if you are using a security suite such as Norton Internet Security, there may be a privacy feature separate from the firewall that could impact this. The free hosting, of course, is supported by ads. This may result in tricky use of frames which could look suspicious to an overaggressive security suite.

    By the way, I assume you are getting a Server not found or a time-out rather than a specific page or error message. If you are getting any specific error messages, that might be helpful.

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    Re: Unable to open www.150m.com (IE6 SP2)

    When I view an eBay item whose photos are hosted on www.150m.com, all I get is the photo place holder with the red X. If I go to the photos properties and cut and paste the address, I get the usual white screen "The page cannot be displayed". Same error if I try to go to any site listed on a Google search of 150m.com.

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    Re: Unable to open www.150m.com (IE6 SP2)

    What anti spyware software are you running ?? It sounds like that particular site is being blocked by something. Sbybot S&D or SpywareBlaster both block lists of undesireable sites and these lists can change with each update. Perhaps this is what has happened here since it just seems to have started out of nowhere.
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    Re: Unable to open www.150m.com (IE6 SP2)

    My first recommendation is to take YOUR "DNS" process out of the loop. But... I ran into a problem with that.

    Here is the site: http://www.150m.com/

    My DNS says that resolves to: 209.63.57.10.

    BUT... typing that into my address bar brings me to this: http://209.63.57.10/ -- which is not the same place.
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    Can anyone else check out the numerical resolution of www.150m.com? I would need to use a sniffer to figure out why my basic DNS inquiry is different from what IE presents to me. That is a little weird. Whois gives me nothing on www.150m.com. I don't have a lot of tools on this box...
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    Domain Name: 150M.COM
    Registrar: TUCOWS INC.

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    Re: Unable to open www.150m.com (IE6 SP2)

    I get nothing using NSLOOKUP nor the standard web-based tools. Along with that I get a time-out when attempting to view the site, so maybe it's history now??

    Edited to add:
    I found the domain via Google and was able to view the site. A ping to the domain resolved to 209.63.57.10, exactly what you encountered - not the same site. Who knows?

    I find this all very strange. Entering the domain directly into the address bar timed out, but after finding it with Google I can do the same thing and view the site. I was also able to find more information but it all points to an IP address that does not resolve to 150m.com. <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Unable to open www.150m.com (IE6 SP2)

    Well, now I'm able to access the site. (I can see the eBay seller's item photos) It must have been some bug at the site that they have resolved.

    Thanks for all your help.

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    Re: Unable to open www.150m.com (IE6 SP2)

    FWIW, on NSLOOKUP I got this exact response:

    Non-authoritative answer:
    Name: 150m.com
    Address: 209.63.57.10
    Aliases: www.150m.com

    Again the same IP address. Using TDIMon (sysinternals), everything seems to come from 209.63.57.10 (see image). So there is SOME relationship between the site and that IP address, but there is something weird happening...
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    Add: if one looks at the reverse DNS one gets:

    Name: www1.0catch.com
    Address: 209.63.57.10

    If I look at the Source Code on both pages I don't see an obvious redirect that makes IE get to the other page -- and I don't see any data in TDIMon that indicates the source is somewhere different than 209.63.57.10. Somehow these pages are linked in a way I do not understand... :-(
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    Final Add:

    The answer is "Shared Web Hosting" or "Virtual Hosting". A given IP address is shared among several web pages. This is opposed to what is more typical -- and what I am more used to -- which is "Dedicated Hosting". Dedicated Hosting has a single web site hosted by a single server with a single IP address.

    As the web gets more crowded I suspect we will see more and more of these. They are cheaper than dedicated hosting sites as one server can serve up multiple sites. The problem is that they are slower -- by default -- and therefore are not useful for high traffic sites.
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