Domain blacklisted by AT&T

David Carlson carlson.dl at
Sun Apr 21 20:04:51 EDT 2013


I was directing my reply primarily to the OP, but I have previously told AT&T that I would not recommend their products to anyone.  Yes, I am a customer of AT&T U-verse in Illinois, USA.  

Since you asked, I just tried to access the GnuCash WIKI <> with Firefox through my U-verse modem without any problem.  

My two most common problems are (1) a warning pop-up from McAfee that I or someone or a program on my computer tried to access some website that has a bad reputation, but often the supporting information states that there has not been any infections from that site.  These are random and they always relate to activity from the (non-exit) Tor relay that is running on my computer.  Problem (2) is that McAfee will not let any program access the internet without first causing a several second delay.  This makes the computer seem very slow since so many programs (including GnuCash) are like E.T. and they seem to want to 'phone home' while they are running.

I would vote for your last option that the OP was trying to ssh into the SVN server without the right credentials.  Which means your server correctly blocked him.  I suppose that it is possible that someone is trying to redirect GnuCash traffic to their own website, but if so, they didn't catch my traffic.

David C

--- On Sun, 4/21/13, John Ralls <jralls at> wrote:

> From: John Ralls <jralls at>
> Subject: Re: Domain blacklisted by AT&T
> To: "David Carlson" <carlson.dl at>
> Cc: gnucash-devel at
> Date: Sunday, April 21, 2013, 5:28 PM
> On Apr 21, 2013, at 1:31 PM, David Carlson <carlson.dl at>
> wrote:
> > On 4/21/2013 10:10 AM, Geert Janssens wrote:
> >> I have no issues connecting to
> >> 
> >> I'm not on on the AT&T network, so you may have
> to check with them for more details.
> >> 
> >> Geert
> >> 
> >> On Saturday 20 April 2013 12:58:06 Stephen R.
> McKnight wrote:
> >>> Hi -
> >>> 
> >>> It seems that the subdomain
> has been blacklisted by
> >>> part or all of the AT&T u-verse
> network.  They claim the server at
> >>> that IP was compromised, but gave an e-mail to
> contact for resolution
> >>> by the owner - G20695 at 
> Has anyone else had a similar issue
> >>> accessing anything on 
> SVN, the wiki, even the
> >>> mailing list front-end all come back
> unavailable, like it timed out.
> >>> 
> >>> ~Steve
> >>> 
> > I am on AT&T and their 'free' anti-virus software
> is provided by
> > McAfee.  The only reason I have U-verse is because
> they were the first
> > on our block with the video service that my wife
> wanted, and they are
> > still slightly cheaper for the combination of services
> that we want.  I
> > use McAfee too but it is a PITA, giving scads of false
> positives.  There
> > is a configuration option that is not well documented
> to make McAfee
> > better behaved, but I have not tried to fine-tune the
> highly customized
> > AT&T version yet.  You might just want to
> spend the money for a
> > competitive product that is better behaved.  Their
> help desk sucks too. 
> > That is after you spend several minutes blindly trying
> to find out how
> > to talk to a human being that has some expertise
> remotely related to
> > your issue of the day.
> > 
> > Search the Internet and talk to your friends for
> comparisons of various
> > brands and types of protection products.
> David,
> If that's aimed at Geert, AT&T U-verse is probably not
> available to him
> in Belgium.
> However, since you *are* on AT&T, are you having any
> issues with connecting
> to the Gnucash Wiki?
> Because if you're not, it sounds like the OP is the one
> who's blacklisted. That's
> usually caused by trying to ssh into the SVN server without
> the right credentials.
> Regards,
> John Ralls

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