weird 403 (forbidden) website access issue
freebsd at dreamchaser.org
Tue Mar 31 20:35:27 UTC 2020
Totally bewildered by a 403 error attempting to access a website I created
several years ago and haven't touched (or accessed) in ages. Administered
and hosted at greengeeks.com
Using firefox 74.0:
The addr (www.ovandoschool.org) resolves to 126.96.36.199
If I type in 188.8.131.52 in the address bar, I get a 403 error
with a note
184.108.40.206/cp_errordocument.shtml (port 80)
Seems to be accessible fine from windows machines going through the same
fbsd 11.3-RELEASE-P6 gateway (not the same system as the one with the
browser having the problem).
If I manually access from the failing fbsd system, it works:
$ telnet 220.127.116.11 80
Connected to chi-node42.websitehostserver.net.
Escape character is '^]'.
GET / HTTP/1.1
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
Link: <http://www.ovandoschool.org/>; rel=shortlink
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 19:04:40 GMT
Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=63072000; includeSubDomains
I have noscript installed, but if I turn off all restrictions for the
accessing tab, I get the same result.
I tried opera and get the same result, kinda; the tab shows a "403 Forbidden"
error and I get a blank screen.
I tried chrome but when it loads all I get is a blank window.
Any thoughts on what might be causing this?
Why would a browser report a 403 error when telnet doesn't?
Thanks for any insights,
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