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Pprune blocked in the uae now?

Old 27th Aug 2018, 13:08
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Pprune blocked in the uae now?

tried to open PPRuNe and got the “website is not accessible in the uae” message.. stuck the vpn on and it worked...

anyone else notice this now?
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 13:57
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It was for the last few days. Seems to be ok as of 1800LT 27-Aug (for now).

And it's gone... 28th @ 1400. Grrr...

Last edited by J.L.Seagull; 28th Aug 2018 at 10:32. Reason: Blocked again
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 14:12
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Originally Posted by transport jock View Post
tried to open PPRuNe and got the “website is not accessible in the uae” message.. stuck the vpn on and it worked...

anyone else notice this now?
Which Provider is it?
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 14:12
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Blocked for me too. Has been pretty intermittent recently but seems blocked now. Pretty sad if they need to block free speach.
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 14:33
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Can confirm Etisalat is blocking PPRuNe today! Had to dust off the VPN!!
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 14:54
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Had to do the same for DU today.
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 16:00
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Are any of you in Company Accommodation ( M.S. or M.H.)? Heard the internet was intermittent there today as if the Telecom provider was tweaking blocking the site.... Any comments?
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 16:25
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Nice country you are working....

Oh wait, there is Turkey, China, Russia, Iran...

Did I miss one?
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 16:38
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Freedom of speech has been blocked since the blockade, where any mention or show of support for Qatar in social media is outlawed with huge fines and jail time. Blocking Qatari citizens from visiting their families in UAE. We have friends in Dubai whose kids can’t wear their Barcelona football shirts apparently. Also as expat residents of Qatar, we can’t visit them in Dubai. So much for being a bastion of tolerance and western way of thinking/living in the region...

OW
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 16:40
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Originally Posted by FlyingOW View Post
Freedom of speech has been blocked since the blockade, where any mention or show of support for Qatar in social media is outlawed with huge fines and jail time. Blocking Qatari citizens from visiting their families in UAE. We have friends in Dubai whose kids can’t wear their Barcelona football shirts apparently. Also as expat residents of Qatar, we can’t visit them in Dubai. So much for being a bastion of tolerance and western way of thinking/living in the region...

OW
600 years behind......
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 18:11
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They are “managing the message”
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 20:26
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Wikipedia still blocked as well if you have Etisalat E-life..
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 21:22
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Crew control was blocked a few days ago as well by the looks of things. I sent an ACARS to mission control but it must have hit a firewall somewhere, as I never got a reply.

The company have clearly given scant thought to their actions here. As I am spending more days out of the UAE than in the UAE during August, perhaps their efforts would be better placed if they blocked access at all the crew hotels. Time off in Dubai for many of us is like gold dust nowadays anyway!
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 21:40
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The panic appears to be growing on the 7th floor! And if they're not panicking, perhaps they should be.
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Old 28th Aug 2018, 07:07
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Blocked

Yes blocked , (etisalat), as well, sad story. Instead of dealing with the cause of the problem, they deal with the results.

Panicking...
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Old 28th Aug 2018, 07:54
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Originally Posted by Yorkshire_Pudding View Post
Skype blocked, FaceTime blocked, infact all VOIPs blocked, PPRuNe blocked, VPNs blocked, duty free alcohol blocked.... The list grows by the week.

My vpn is working fine.
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Old 28th Aug 2018, 09:27
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Originally Posted by pilotguy1222 View Post

My vpn is working fine.
Some do. Some don't!

The one I used for 5 years has stopped connecting inUAE only.
Works fine downroute.

I got a new one that works occasionally.

Funny how PPRuNe doesnt load first time around but generally is ok after a couple of refreshes.
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Old 28th Aug 2018, 11:57
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I am at HQ now on DU. Typing this message.
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Old 28th Aug 2018, 12:04
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Originally Posted by Joker11 View Post
I am at HQ now on DU. Typing this message.
Ah, yes, but the wastafarians still need access to see what's being written about them... and to various other (adult) sites too.
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Old 28th Aug 2018, 23:00
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Let them take the easy way out, its all they really know. History has shown that route is the surest way to fail. When it comes to being a competitor in the real world with people who have new and fresh ideas, they won't stand a chance.

The demise of EK has already happened, its the timeline to that end which remains open for debate.
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