Censorship – Popular downloads site gets blocked?

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EXCLUSIVE: techgeek.com.au has recently found out that one site may have been blocked by certain ISPs like Internode and Optus. However, according to one of our editors, Exetel users have been able to access the site. The site in question, Katz Downloads (we cannot put up the link because of our hosting TOS), is no longer accessible.

On the Whirlpool forums, one person tried to ping to the site, but it failed:

Tracing route to katz.cd [94.102.49.30] over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms berocca.cmt.local [192.168.1.1] 2 3 ms 1 ms <1 ms 192.168.2.1
3 38 ms 38 ms 38 ms lns3.bne4.internode.on.net [150.101.180.195] 4 38 ms 38 ms 38 ms gi0-3.cor1.bne4.internode.on.net [150.101.180.20
1] 5 * * * Request timed out.
6 * * * Request timed out.
7 * * * Request timed out.
8 * * * Request timed out.
9 * * * Request timed out.
10 * * * Request timed out.
11 * gi0-3.cor1.bne4.internode.on.net [150.101.180.201] reports: Destination host unreachable.

We will keep you updated on the situation.

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