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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2020, 12:40:19 pm »
Works from Germany using Tor Browser but is awfully slow.

A forum needs a working admin team.
Over on Spare Goggles I posted a link to this TechRadar article on free VPNs; maybe one of them would be faster. The difference is that most VPNs protect your privacy by encrypting all your network traffic between your client and their endpoint server; Tor also tries to protect your anonymity by bouncing your traffic between multiple endpoints to obfuscate your location. This extra bouncing, of course, takes extra time.
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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2020, 01:46:54 pm »
I still have no idea what has changed so the foeum is not accessible the normal way any more.
Any answer from the admin team?
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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2020, 03:00:06 pm »
If it is an issue with the host, then it could have been that they responded to attacks on multiple of their servers (which may have somehow disguised its true sources or hijacked machines from certain ISPs or countries), or they changed which list of bad addresses they used. It is always hard to know.

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #28 on: June 26, 2020, 09:49:03 am »
I use the chrome browser extension Hotspot Shield Free

- I don't pay money
- when it works, I don't notice any delays
- the only thing is that sometimes you have to enable or disable the extension several times to load the site. I understand that I'm not catching a European IP. Perhaps it is somehow chosen. But I don't know English, it's easier for me.
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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2020, 08:50:16 am »
Sorry to keep banging on but the forum can be very slow for me sometimes, click on a post and am left hanging, usually a refresh sorts it out.

Any news from Proteus yet?

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2020, 08:07:41 am »
He hasn't replied to either of my initial PM's yet.
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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2020, 09:25:22 am »
Still only accessible using TOR browser.
All the others are timed out.

Where are the admins?

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2020, 06:26:26 pm »
Sorry to say this. But without Proteus all of this is just an academic discussion.

To Mr. Bullet: again, the issue is with the hosting service that Proteus uses. They own the servers where Brassgoggles resides in. Think of Brassgoggles as a cellular phone network, you don't have one single antenna for all phones in the world, right? Same with brassgoggles.co.uk, there's multiple copies of it spread around the world in different machines. The one that serves your section of Europe is "not working" for whatever reason. Proteus must complain to the hosting service owner. Not really under control of the administration, other than to let Proteus know the hosting service is failing.
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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #33 on: June 30, 2020, 01:00:43 pm »
Thanks for the clarification.

Once someone gets hold of Proteus we should establish a team of folks to take care of future similar events.
This "one person knows and does all" is a difficult/dangerous way of running something.

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #34 on: June 30, 2020, 05:09:23 pm »
Thanks for the clarification.

Once someone gets hold of Proteus we should establish a team of folks to take care of future similar events.
This "one person knows and does all" is a difficult/dangerous way of running something.

Indeed.

As for the time being, Tor might be too slow for you, because Tor jumps from a set of 3 random servers around the world and the signal is encrypted. Now, I've never done a VPN, but that should be much less involved than the communication process of Tor, hence faster. Basically you'd be accessing a local network in another country that has communication with another brassgoggles.co.uk server.

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #35 on: August 09, 2020, 06:30:37 pm »
How is the status?

I still can only access BG using TOR browser (slow).
Has anyone taken any action?
Was the master found?

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #36 on: August 10, 2020, 11:28:30 am »
I use - Hotspot Shield Free. I found out that I should choose a Dutch server.

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #37 on: August 11, 2020, 05:46:21 pm »
How is the status?

I still can only access BG using TOR browser (slow).
Has anyone taken any action?
Was the master found?

Take a look at this thread. It's self explanatory
http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,51232.0.html



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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #38 on: October 30, 2020, 08:14:23 am »
Still the only way to access BG is Tor Browser.

Is anyone working on that issue?

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #39 on: November 07, 2020, 02:56:59 pm »
Over on sparegoggles kieth beef posted this, a few days ago..... Have no clue what it all means but could be of use, maybe, to key keepers.  :-\

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$ nslookup brassgoggles.co.uk
Server: 89.2.0.1
Address: 89.2.0.1#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: brassgoggles.co.uk
Address: 69.195.142.139

$ ping brassgoggles.co.uk
PING brassgoggles.co.uk (69.195.142.139) 56(84) bytes of data.
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--- brassgoggles.co.uk ping statistics ---
7 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 6150ms



$ nslookup steam.punqs.org
Server: 89.2.0.1
Address: 89.2.0.1#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: steam.punqs.org
Address: 69.195.142.139

$ ping steam.punqs.org
PING steam.punqs.org (69.195.142.139) 56(84) bytes of data.

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #40 on: November 28, 2020, 10:01:07 pm »
I was unable to access the forum for many months while living in Spain.

Now that I'm back in the Netherlands, I'm able to visit again.
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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #41 on: July 18, 2021, 09:55:32 am »
On my side the problem still exists.

No browser except for TOR will access BG.
(Germany)

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #42 on: July 18, 2021, 07:54:33 pm »
On my side the problem still exists.

No browser except for TOR will access BG.
(Germany)

Have you tried using extensions to the Chrome browser?

Of course, this is also a crutch, but it can be more convenient.

I am currently using Browsec VPN

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #43 on: July 18, 2021, 09:35:16 pm »
On my side the problem still exists.

No browser except for TOR will access BG.
(Germany)
Could you please tell me what IP address you're connecting from?

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #44 on: November 20, 2021, 09:52:22 am »
Any updates?

Still not working unless using TOR.

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #45 on: November 20, 2021, 10:39:47 am »
Sorry; no updates from where I'm sitting.

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #46 on: January 23, 2022, 12:13:19 pm »
Still not working.
Has anyone taken up the task of checking why?

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #47 on: January 23, 2022, 05:12:21 pm »
Still no contact with proteus.

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #48 on: March 03, 2022, 06:40:40 pm »
Still not working.
Can access Spare Goggles with any browser but BG only using TOR.

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Re: Difficulties accessing BG from Europe
« Reply #49 on: March 03, 2022, 07:30:08 pm »
Still not working.
Can access Spare Goggles with any browser but BG only using TOR.

The current plan is to move to a new host in the next month or so. Once that's done I hope you'll have access.

Also, we may be forced to change DNS names as part of the move, so bookmark brassgoggles.net just to be safe.