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[liberationtech] The Pirate Bay blocked from some Amazon EC2 instances?

Andy Isaacson adi at hexapodia.org
Sat Jul 20 19:13:52 PDT 2013


On Sun, Jul 21, 2013 at 03:26:36AM +0200, KheOps wrote:
> Having to play a little bit with a couple of Amazon EC2 virtual
> machines, I noticed that I wasn't able to access thepiratebay.sx from
> them. The DNS entry is correct, but an HTTP request simply times out.
> 
> They are located in the "US West 2" set.
> 
> A friend having an instance in Europe said he could access
> thepiratebay.sx from it without problem.
> 
> So, does any of you have any elements regarding this?

Most likely some routing instability.  Use tcptraceroute to find out
where the issue lies.

-andy



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