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PPRUNE blocked in the UAE

Old 26th Oct 2018, 18:52
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Originally Posted by fatbus View Post
If PPRuNe being blocked effects one decision to come to the ME or not, than I would strongly recommend not coming ! That is such a minor thing in the big scheme of things.
Indeed - its so easy to get around and if the individual is that sensitive, their head will explode within a few hours of when they arrive.
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Old 26th Oct 2018, 22:55
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you live in a place where you get arrested for being a rape VICTIM.....need anymore be said?
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 09:34
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Originally Posted by GrahamO View Post
I never established whether the routing of all traffic back via the home operator is normal carrier behaviour though. They certainly need to route the data usage back to Du but I'd contend there is no reason to route the actual traffic - but they certainly do.
I suspect that all mobile providers everywhere will work this way. Of course if you use WiFi in another country this will not apply.

Europe is packed with free wifi services. Almost every restaurant, cafe, pub, and many shops have free WiFi. In a small place you often need to ask for the password. Larger places make you register online. Keep a spare email address handy for this sort of sh*te. I always try a completely fake address first. Just make it all up. [email protected]. Make a note of it cos you will need it again. PLEASE don't use anything that might be a real person cos you wont want someone to start getting your spam. Many free WiFi providers don't close the loop by sending you an email and simply accept what you put it.

In some countries such subterfuge might put you in legal peril. Take care.

You can check where your current IP address is registered (which may or may not be where it is really located - most likely correct but not always) with say -


This page displays my location as determined from four different registries. They all give the same country but give four different locations, some of them hundreds of miles apart. One of them looks as if it might correct (a small town nearish me) but the others will likely just be offices relating to the ISP and nothing to do with any actual network links.

Good luck.
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 20:56
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Dicktatorship. No freedom of speech. Next stop, no freedom of thought. Arab idiots.
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 21:13
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What about Saudi Arabia?
Also blocked?
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Old 28th Oct 2018, 08:38
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Originally Posted by RoyHudd View Post
Dicktatorship. No freedom of speech. Next stop, no freedom of thought. Arab idiots.
You obviously don't know what a dictatorship is.

People are much safer in the UAE than in Europe and America. The crime rate is lower with less violence.

Whats not to like about a pace where politeness and not being blind drunk in public are the norm ?

Next stop - not being like the west where its endemic crime, drugs and violence.
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Old 28th Oct 2018, 09:42
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Just use a VPN
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Old 8th Nov 2018, 05:57
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Pprune is now working on my DU network in Dubai without VPN. Still blocked on my Etisalat network.
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Old 13th Nov 2018, 18:58
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Passing through DXB airport as we speak, and on the free WiFi itís certainly not blocked.
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Old 14th Nov 2018, 08:10
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Originally Posted by falconeasydriver View Post
Passing through DXB airport as we speak, and on the free WiFi itís certainly not blocked.
I am also in DXB in EK Business lounge Terminal A . No problems reading or posting.
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Old 14th Nov 2018, 10:01
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Maybe just Meydan and EGHQ blocked .
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