I've been having an issue accessing allmusic.com lately. I looked around and it's been discussed here previously. After some poking around, I found similar complaints for allmusic and sidereel.com, and I cannot access sidereel.com either. Sidereel (188.8.131.52) is on the same class C network as Allmusic (184.108.40.206).
This is a frustrating problem, as I can access it from every other computer I own on my home network. I can even run a virtual machine on my desktop (the problem computer) and the virtual machine can access it just fine. My desktop can ping it as well, but any time I browse to the page, it just hangs while loading and never gives me any response. No browser will load it on my desktop. This suggests to me that something in my operating system, maybe some TCP/IP setting, is causing issues.
EDIT: I'll also add that proxying Firefox's traffic through one of my external servers also accesses it just fine.
When I did a packet capture, it looked like some of the packets were being dropped or garbled in some other way. If anyone wants to look, you can download it here.
I've seen numerous other people with this exact problem, but most of them aren't highly technical, and the responses tend to revolve around DNS issues or modem issues, which are not the case here. I'm hoping that if anyone has seen something similar they might be able to offer some insight.
I'm running Windows 7 64-bit. I use both Firefox and Chrome, but the problem persists for both as well as command line utilities. I've been having this issue for a couple of months.
Edited by valarking, 31 December 2013 - 09:47 PM.