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Old 12-18-03, 08:56 AM
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HTTP Error 403 - Forbidden question

Suddenly I started getting the HTTP Error 403 - Forbidden message while trying to visit a site I normally visit (www.digitallyobsessed.com). It's a site I work for on the side, and it is functioning properly, and I can access it just fine from home.

This is on my work machine, running Win NT. It's not a case of the company doing any kind of blocking, because being part of the IT department I know we don't do that here.

Does this sound like a problem on my end or on the server of the site I'm trying to visit?

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HTTP Error 403 - Forbidden
You are not authorized to view this page
You might not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials you supplied.


HTTP Error 403 - Forbidden
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Old 12-18-03, 10:13 AM
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Do a traceroute on the URL and see if you are actually getting there. Check your machine for trojans/worms/viruses/spyware/scumware that may have hijacked your DNS settings.
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ran adaware and my Norton virus scan, and both came up clean.

likewise with a trace, using VisualRoute
Old 12-19-03, 05:27 PM
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I was able to access this web site so if you're still experiencing the problem, it seems like it may be on your end. Have you tried using an alternative browser as a test?
Old 12-23-03, 02:49 PM
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Originally posted by toq
I was able to access this web site so if you're still experiencing the problem, it seems like it may be on your end. Have you tried using an alternative browser as a test?
Yep, tried all manner of alternate browsers, but no difference.

Here's a weird new wrinkle, and I'm not sure what it means:
If I go to the site where I am getting 403/Forbidden message, I can right click in IE6 and use the 'Translate Into English' option, which then opens the page, minus graphics.
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opens fine for me...
Old 12-24-03, 03:30 AM
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Originally posted by 12thmonkey
Yep, tried all manner of alternate browsers, but no difference.
Hopefully, you didn't use of the alternative browsers that use the Internet Explorer rendering engine. If so, perhaps you might want and try to give Mozilla or Opera a go, at least to see if you can view the web site with them.
Here's a weird new wrinkle, and I'm not sure what it means:
If I go to the site where I am getting 403/Forbidden message, I can right click in IE6 and use the 'Translate Into English' option, which then opens the page, minus graphics.
Now, that is strange. Just a quick question though—where is that option again? I can't seem to find it but then again, I'm only using IE 6.0 so I may be a little outdated.
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I know you said this is you work computer. I am guessing you are on the network then at work? Answer that question and I will see what I can find out for you.
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Yes, it's a work computer on a network.
Other people can access the site at work, so it's not like it's being blocked.

Weird
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I have the same problem with the WebCT site at my university. I get a 403 on IE, but it works fine in Firebird.

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