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Re: [Lynx-dev] 403 error at

From: Ruben Montague
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] 403 error at
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 17:06:48 +0000 (UTC)
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On Wed, Nov 9 2011 at 23:23, Thomas Dickey <dickey <at>> writes:

> (because I'm the admin for the new server, I added checks for nuisances - 
> will unblock given a request, and perhaps make the check smarter).

Hello Thomas,

My public IP is

I respectfully request that you check if it is blocked by your server, and if 
so, to please unblock it.

I recently experienced the same issue as Mart Rootamm, i.e. "403 forbidden";
Perhaps I inadvertently did something to trigger your checks for nuisances?
Maybe I tried to access your server too many times? I don't know...

I was simply trying to re-compile Lynx on Arch Linux (to --enable-default-
You can see my post about this issue on the Arch Linux forums:

On Arch Linux, we use PKGBUILDs to automate compilation of packages, and the 
script for Lynx did not work for me, because -- as I am suspecting now -- my IP 
was probably being blocked.

You can view the PKGBUILD for Lynx at the following URL (notice that this 
script is supposed to fetch Lynx's sources, but it failed for me every time):

Whatever I did to trigger your server's defenses, I apologize, and will try to 
be more careful in the future.

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