[tor-relays] NHS UK blocking Tor?

Scott Bennett bennett at sdf.org
Mon Apr 14 22:50:49 UTC 2014

Chris Whittleston <csw34 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> Can someone else running a relay from their home connection confirm that
> they get an 'Access denied' error from http://www.nhs.uk? I've checked with
> someone using the same ISP in the flat above me and they seem able to
> access the site just fine, as can I via mobile internet so I'm down to
> suspecting that they are blocking all Tor relay IPs. This is the exact
> error I get:
> Access DeniedYou don't have permission to access "http://www.nhs.uk/" on
> this server.
> Reference #18.1f7f1002.1397514736.1fe2170c
> The reference seems to change each time I visit. If this does turn out to
> be them blocking Tor - advice on how to approach contacting them to resolve
> this would be appreciated.
     I closed the tab without noting the Reference #, so I can't comment,
but yes, it did deny access.  My relay is MYCROFTsOtherChild, and it and I
are in Illinois.

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