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AT&T blocks img.4chan.org from customers

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  • I tried just now and all is well.

    • by mike260 (224212)

      Assuming that the site loaded ok, you're using a very, very broad definition of "well".

  • No, not working (Score:3, Informative)

    by n2rjt (88804) on Sunday July 26, 2009 @04:23PM (#28830125) Journal

    at first I thought it worked because img.4chan.net took me somewhere.
    But it's a generic page, and NOT what is missing.
    The real site, img.4chan.org, is blocked.

    • Re: (Score:1, Informative)

      by bmecoli (963615)
      Yeah that was a careless typo on my part. Sadly it seems as though I can't change it now. Fuck.
    • So are they blocking it via a DNS redirect or actually redirecting all the traffic for that server?

      Checking from here img.4chan.org resolves to 207.126.64.182 (not an AT&T customer).
      I seem to remember some incidents where cat-abusers piss off those in 4chan. AT&T doesn't have a clue about the shit-storm coming for them because of this

  • On one side, they've managed to pick the single most capable internet community when it comes to getting their way against all odds. And if by some miracle the site should remain blocked, it sets a terrible precedent for internet censorship.
  • Oh yeah, this is gonna be good. 4chan is officially too popular for AT&T's ridiculous stunt to go unnoticed.

    *munch, munch*
    Given all that obnoxious, hilarious crap that ensued over the Church of Scientology videos...*munch, munch* I can only imagine the blind, adolescent fury that will be aimed in AT&T's general direction.

    Popcorn?
  • This is it... (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward
    The battle for the interwebs just began. They could have picked a better target. If, and I really do stress if, the collective known as Anonymous manages to organize at all it will be a shitstorm of epic proportions. Once again, that's a big if. It will be a customer service nightmare like never seen, and that's for certain. ..and something I've been wondering since first hearing about this, would this violate their common carrier status? If they really are blocking it to help break up pedophile rings
  • It's 4chan.org, but whatever. It used to be .net years ago.

  • I suppose this is too much to ask, but I'd love to see websites start to block AT&T (corporate, customers, whatever) for a little while, just to let them see what a network without neutrality looks like from that end.

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