[tor-talk] some websites are blocking me now

Roger Dingledine arma at mit.edu
Mon Jan 8 23:29:50 UTC 2018

On Mon, Jan 08, 2018 at 03:25:09PM -0800, jbclem wrote:
> Since I started using Tor browser I can't reach certain websites.  www.craigslist.org is a good example.  I get an error message that "this ip has been automatically blocked".  
> I wonder if using Tor is causing this, or if I've been assigned an ip address that is unacceptable to these websites?  And how can I get Tor to change the ip address so I can test with a different one...any thoughts on this problem?

Check out this blog post for a good start to the issue:


Craigslist's business model is basically to have a proprietary data set
that its users can interact with but that its competitors can't get. So
they're stuck being scared of the Internet and blocking connections from
anyplace that yelp, tripadvisor, etc might use to fetch their secrets.

As for getting Tor to switch circuits, Tor Browser has a "New Tor
Circuit for this Site" option (click the little green onion). But
for sites like Craiglist, moving to a new circuit will rarely help.


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