Sunday, November 15, 2009 not accessible from Korea

This post relates to my personal website,, which I have hosted with an ISP in the United States for nearly a decade now.  About three or four days ago, I suddenly noticed that I could not access my own site from my office here in Seoul.  This is the first time I've had any difficulty accessing my personal site, which basically serves as an electronic resume and source of information about my background, including books and other publications.
Our network administrator advised pinging the site and doing a traceroute, which we did a couple of days ago. I then contacted my ISP in the U.S. and verified that there is no server-side problem there.  Another individual independently verified that can be reached from within the U.S.
Meanwhile, as the owner and the author of the site, my attempts to reach it from here in Seoul seem to drop off the internet at a Kornet router somewhere here in Korea, to the best of our knowledge.  Tomorrow I'll ask another staff member to follow up with Kornet.   This type of network problem is a nuisance, to say the least.  I'll look forward to learning what happened and reporting on it here.

1 comment:

  1. I tried from an edu domain in Busan, and you are blocked here, too.

    You can use a proxy server just fine. I tested it. Try Codeen Planetlab (Google it) or URL and open port 3128 on your Browser network settings.

    You are being blocked at a national level for some reason.