Saturday, February 12, 2011

BSNL blocked Google Custom Domains

The last few days, I've been real busy doing some work on my blogs. Apparently, BSNL has been kind enough to block all Google Custom domain IPs. All packets are being discarded and we're getting timeouts and resets. This has been going on for the last couple of months and all along I thought it was because of some fault of Google. Turns out that all Google custom domain blogs are down when mine is.

I've been waiting for this to work for the last four or five hours and after I'd had enough I asked a fellow photoblogger Ashley Sisk to check and see if her blog was working there. It was. As a matter of fact, so was mine. So I check if BSNL has made some intelligent move on its part to go on and reinvent the Great Firewall of China in India. I found this story about how BSNL users are unable to access Google custom domain blogs. There's been an entire case study of custom domain issues, which by the way is helpful. More so because it has a blogspot version as well.

From the looks of it, it's pretty vague as to what the people at BSNL trying to do. All other ISPs are working just fine. No wonder I'm not fond of things.

1 comment:

Macro Photography tips said...

Not cool on the part of BSNL.