In my last post I thought I had things figured out. Turns out I was wrong.
It was not Spybot Blocking it.
I had a friend bring over her laptop and she wasn't able to access Bittorrent.com either from my network and she never had Spybot.
Then I got to thinking, is Comcast blocking this website? As I can't even resolve the IP of the website.
I also talked to another friend who has comcast and he wasn't able to access the website. He's the same as me where he also has a static IP address and is Commerical class and not residential class.
I called up Comcast and asked if they block websites. The tech claimed they didn't. He did a little digging while on the phone and said he was able to access it and that Bittorrent.com is the one actually blocking me.
He said that my public static IP address is what is being blocked. He said if I went to dynamic IP, it might work. I didn't try that as I host some websites.
So very interesting. I'm going to visit the bittorrent.com forums and post a message there about this and see what's up.
I have read in the past that comcast blocks torrent sites.
There are sites that you can goto that become a proxy for you so you can do what you want and comcast doesnt block.
I think it was the mininova forums that I saw it.
Do you have commercial class Comcast with a static IP? I've found others using Comcast can access it but they were using a dynamic IP instead of static. I'm not sure what's so special about static IPs.