Not accessible through VPN

[Old Forum guest] anonymous
Created: 7 years and 6 months ago
Why can I not access DuckDuck through a VPN?

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anonymous
What VPN are you using?
posted by [Old Forum notriddle] • 7 years and 6 months ago Link
yegg
I added some code yesterday to more aggressively block botnets, and I could have snared some other things. Can you private message me the IP and I'll check the firewall.
posted by yegg Staff7 years and 6 months ago Link
anonymous
Hey Thanks!

I was using VPN4ALL.  If you know of a better VPN that you do accept, I am willing to change VPN providers.  You are not the only place I get blocked and it is becoming a hassle.  Should I just use Tor?  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

I am a responsible user but just want web anonymity.



posted by [Old Forum guest] • 7 years and 6 months ago Link
yegg
Is this fixed? Do you know what IP they use? I relaxed the firewall constraints.
posted by yegg Staff7 years and 6 months ago Link
anonymous
I`m using ipvanish and i have not facing any difficulty yet.
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 1 month ago Link
anonymous
Not all the VPN IP addresses are banned. They give you a choice and when I tried a VPN from the Netherlands, it worked!  I am able to access the site! Yea! 

Thanks for looking into the problem.  It may be that you relaxed the constraints and that is why I am able to gain entry.  Thanks for your help.


posted by [Old Forum guest] • 7 years and 6 months ago Link
anonymous
Hey I just found this entry because I have the same problem with a NL based VPN. I can't use duck. Strange. How come it worked for Guest?
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 5 years and 8 months ago Link
anonymous
I am using www.privateinternetaccess.com.
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 5 years and 8 months ago Link
zac
Guest who couldn't connect, 

Are you still having issues? If so, can you give any other detail? Which VPN? (not sure if the other Guest comment was yours).


-Zac

DuckDuckGo Community Manager
posted by zac Staff5 years and 8 months ago Link
anonymous
I am using privateinternetaccess VPN as well and cannot access the site
 
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posted by [Old Forum guest] • 5 years and 6 months ago Link
anonymous
Zac,

I am having the same problem.

I created a PPTP VPN with my Raspberry Pi for use when I'm on the road.  It works fine for most of the URLs I visit (and for Google and Yahoo, which I don't often visit) but not for Duckduckgo or for Verizon Yahoo email. 

Any ideal what is going on?
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 4 years and 11 months ago Link
zac
I'm not sure why that would be happening but I'm also a bit confused. Are you trying to connect your Pi to a home service or are you connecting to your Pi at home from the road on another device? Are you using a service?


-Zac

DuckDuckGo
posted by zac Staff4 years and 11 months ago Link
anonymous
Thanks for the response.

Using the Pi to create a VPN to my home network to add a dollop of security when I'm using my portable on an hotel or restaurant wifi.  The traffic then enters the net, unencrypted, from my FIOS router.

Using the VPN tunnel, I can connect to 'most everything but not to duckduckgo.com (either http or https) or www.duckduckgo.com (ditto).  Also can reach the Verizon home page but can't log on to the Verizon Yahoo webmail (by default an https connection).  https works for Google et al.

John
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 4 years and 11 months ago Link
anonymous
Stranger and stranger:  I sat this morning at a neighbor's house, connected to his wireless router.  His Apple and Lenovo laptops could connect thru my VPN and get DuckDuckGo.  My Asus laptop again hung, "connecting."  Again my laptop connected normally to Google and Bing but not to Verizon email.

When I ping DuckDuckGo it resolves the IP (looks like an Amazon cloud server) but I get no returns on the ping.  Tracert gives the following:

Tracing route to ec2-107-21-1-61.compute-1.amazonaws.com [107.21.1.61]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1     3 ms     3 ms     3 ms  192.168.2.100
  2     4 ms     4 ms     4 ms  Verizon_Router.home [192.168.2.1]
  3   122 ms     8 ms    10 ms  L100.RCMDVA-VFTTP-08.verizon-gni.net [71.251.232.1]
  4    13 ms    10 ms    11 ms  G0-4-4-6.RCMDVA-LCR-21.verizon-gni.net [130.81.169.160]
  5    14 ms    33 ms    87 ms  so-0-1-0-0.RES-BB-RTR1.verizon-gni.net [130.81.199.56]
  6    15 ms    14 ms    14 ms  0.xe-7-0-0.BR1.IAD8.ALTER.NET [152.63.37.41]
  7    15 ms    17 ms    16 ms  dcp-brdr-03.inet.qwest.net [63.146.26.105]
  8     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  9    41 ms    17 ms    15 ms  65.120.78.82
 10    18 ms    17 ms    35 ms  72.21.220.151
 11    16 ms    48 ms    15 ms  72.21.222.157
 12     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 13     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 14     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 15     *  

Clearly the problem is something in my Asus that hangs at Amazon.  I've unloaded all the Asus utilities (except the ATK package, and it probably is next) with no change in behavior. 

Go figure!
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 4 years and 10 months ago Link
anonymous
Hmmm. Looks like it's a Verizon issue: I'm getting the same behavior with a dnsdynamic vpn.
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 9 months ago Link
jaryd
Hi Guest,

Just a few questions:

When your friend's computers are connected to the VPN do you all share an IP or does each client get a different IP? Are you able to connect to DuckDuckGo on your Asus laptop without using the VPN? Or is this problem strictly your laptop + VPN. If you can't connect from your Asus even without using the VPN then I'd be interested to see the tracert output from your laptop compared to a working terminal.
posted by jaryd Staff4 years and 10 months ago Link
anonymous
jaryd:

Thanks for the help:

      >When your friend's computers are connected to the VPN do you all share an IP or does each client get a different IP? Are you able to connect to DuckDuckGo on your Asus laptop without using the VPN?

Didn't check.  The Pi has a DHCP server and we both were running VPNs thru it at the same time so I have no reason to think we didn't have different IP addresses.

      >Or is this problem strictly your laptop + VPN.
He had the same problem.  The problem persists: I am in upper PA today on the laptop on a motel wireless connection; the VPN works fine except for DuckDuckGo and the Verizon webmail.  Both DuckDuckGO and the Verizon webmail work when the VPN is disconnected.

      >If you can't connect from your Asus even without using the VPN then I'd be interested to see the tracert output from your laptop compared to a working terminal.

The Asus works fine w/o the VPN.  I just used it to send an email on the Verizon account, albeit I hate doing that on a motel wireless network w/o the VPN.  I am sending this note thru the VPN.  DuckDuckGo works fine from here and elsewhere off the VPN; not at all on it.

Here is a tracert to google thru the vpn:

Tracing route to google.com [74.125.228.65]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    36 ms    38 ms    36 ms  192.168.2.100
  2    37 ms    37 ms    37 ms  Verizon_Router.home [192.168.2.1]
  3    43 ms    41 ms    40 ms  L100.RCMDVA-VFTTP-08.verizon-gni.net [71.251.232.1]
  4    44 ms    55 ms    45 ms  G0-0-1-0.RCMDVA-LCR-21.verizon-gni.net [130.81.58.60]
  5    54 ms    46 ms    46 ms  so-0-1-0-0.RES-BB-RTR1.verizon-gni.net [130.81.199.56]
  6    46 ms    50 ms    52 ms  0.so-2-0-1.XL3.IAD8.ALTER.NET [152.63.30.2]
  7    49 ms    46 ms    51 ms  TenGigE0-6-2-0.GW7.IAD8.ALTER.NET [152.63.37.78]
  8    58 ms    47 ms    48 ms  google-gw.customer.alter.net [152.179.50.62]
  9   114 ms    73 ms    46 ms  216.239.46.248
 10    49 ms    75 ms    50 ms  72.14.238.247
 11    51 ms    51 ms    50 ms  iad23s07-in-f1.1e100.net [74.125.228.65]

Trace complete.


and to DuckDuckGo:

Tracing route to duckduckgo.com [184.72.115.86]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1   145 ms    37 ms    35 ms  192.168.2.100
  2    40 ms    37 ms    38 ms  Verizon_Router.home [192.168.2.1]
  3    42 ms    40 ms    43 ms  L100.RCMDVA-VFTTP-08.verizon-gni.net [71.251.232.1]
  4    45 ms    50 ms    46 ms  G0-0-1-0.RCMDVA-LCR-22.verizon-gni.net [130.81.58.62]
  5    60 ms   103 ms    44 ms  130.81.163.66
  6    48 ms    45 ms    47 ms  0.xe-9-0-0.BR3.IAD8.ALTER.NET [152.63.39.125]
  7     *       67 ms    46 ms  ldn-edge-02.inet.qwest.net [63.235.40.49]
  8    47 ms    48 ms    47 ms  dca2-edge-02.inet.qwest.net [67.14.28.114]
  9    51 ms    47 ms    48 ms  72.165.86.90
 10    50 ms    81 ms    50 ms  72.21.220.133
 11    51 ms    53 ms    53 ms  72.21.222.147
 12     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 13     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 14     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 15     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 16     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 17     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 18     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 19     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 20     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 21     *        *        *     Request timed out.


I am baffled.

posted by [Old Forum guest] • 4 years and 10 months ago Link
crazedpsyc
One thing you might be interested in noting: Amazon filters ICMP. You won't be able to get a ping/traceroute in from anywhere.
Nmap comes with a handy tool called nping, which can do ping and traceroute on any port, with TCP UDP or ICMP.
  1. sudo nping --tr  --tcp -p 80 duckduckgo.com

If you could try that from your Pi or another *nix machine, that would be more helpful. It'll start repeating once (/if) it reaches DDG, so hit ctrl-c to stop at that point.

posted by crazedpsyc 4 years and 10 months ago Link
anonymous
Actually I am using WaselPro anonymous VPN service http://www.vpnfaqs.com/2014/11/anonymous... for all blocked websites and services. with one click I can tunnel my connection through VPN and encrypt my online movements and secure all my information.
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 3 months ago Link
anonymous
Eh? That is pretty much the functionality of all VPN clients https://anonymweb.co.uk/what-is-a-vpn/
posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 11 months ago Link
Fastman
Maybe because the proxy server that you connect to might have blacklisted this site for some weird reason, you should try to use another VPN service.
posted by Fastman 3 years and 3 months ago Link
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posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 4 months ago