LZ webpage access problem - Update 2

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LZ webpage access problem - Update 2

For the last few days I have not been able to get into lightzoneproject.org. It may be a problem with OSx 10.10.1 as it was about the time that I ugraded from 10.10 to 10.10.1. I have tried Safari many times and I have just tried a completely new install of FireFox (no history or anything else). Neither allow me to get into the LZ website. All I see is a message that says an Error 503, Temporarily Unavailable has occured. I have managed to get in to post this by using the Tor network and browser. I tried http://www.websitedown.info/ (using Safari and that says that the LZ website is down ! (Obviously it isn't as i can get in using Tor and its browser.) Is it me ? Have I annoyed someone ? If any of these is true please email me as I don't know what I have done to be ostracised. Or. is there a problem with the latest OSx ? Help please.


Update 1

I have just tried to respond to a reply to a post of mine in the General forum. My reply seems to have been accepted but only after many minutes of waiting for a response from the LZ website.

However when I tried to return to the previous page I got a message saying that my IP addrress had been black-listed ??? I was and still am having to use Tor to get to the LZ website. Maybe its Tor that is causing the IP address black listing (I hope that its not me).

for info :-

I am still having problems accessing the LZ website using OSx 10.10.1 and Safari or Firefox.

As mentioned above the http://www.websitedown.info/ website still thinks that the LZ website is down and gives an explanation which contains the following text "Unfortunately we did not receive a 200 OK HTTP status code as a response. This means that the website is currently unavailable and down for everybody (not just you) or you have entered an invalid domain name for this query. Possibly the lightzoneproject.org web server is down, overloaded, unreachable (network problem), or a website or server maintenance is in progress right now."

Hope this helps


Update 2


I have managed to get my IP address changed an now do not seem to have any problem getting into the LightZone website.

I still don't know why my old IP address should have been blacklisted so once more I express my appologies and regrets at having annoyed someone.

If person(s) that I have upset would let me know what I've done I will send them a personal appology

Malcolm McGhee

LZ blocks ip addresses?

Malcom, thanks for sharing your problems.

This is probably related to why I don't get any updates from the rss feed in my news aggregator Feedly.

Feedly replied to me that they seem to be blocked from accessing the LZ site, and can therefore not update the LZ rss feed for the people subscribing to it.


test reply

hello all attempted to post a new message but keep getting errors, attempted to email tex@lightzoneproject.org but it was returned

Hi. This is the qmail-send program at gproxy9-pub.mail.unifiedlayer.com.
I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.

<frantex@cavtel.net>: does not like recipient.
Remote host said: 550-5.1.1 The email account that you tried to reach does not exist. Please try
550-5.1.1 double-checking the recipient's email address for typos or
550-5.1.1 unnecessary spaces. Learn more at
550 5.1.1 http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?answer=6596 hs10si3790682pad.80 - gsmtp
Giving up on

main problem I had was attempting to download the software, but running into a issue with the below command (running as root) I am attempting to download suse 12.3 note that I am running 13.1 (Bottle)

rpmkeys --import http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/ktgw0316:/LightZone/open...

curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found
error: http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/ktgw0316:/LightZone/open... import read failed(2).LightZone

So I went to the forums and tried to post about this issue but got the below error, I did clear cache and reboot, as I said I am running on Linnux suse 12.3

Open-source digital darkroom software for Windows/Mac/Linux
The website encountered an unexpected error. Please try again later

Please advise