[mythtv-users] Zap2it outage?

Anthony Floyd anthonyfloyd at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 21:21:40 UTC 2006

On 2/9/06, chris at cpr.homelinux.net <chris at cpr.homelinux.net> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 09, 2006 at 06:51:25AM -0800, Anthony Floyd wrote:
> > Either the problem is my ISP (Shaw, in Vancouver) blocking access or
> > Zap2It blocking access.
> I'm on Shaw in Burnaby and haven't had any problems.  Someone on the
> VanLUG list mentioned that Shaw is renumbering their subnets again,


Yep, mine changed early in January, but that didn't coincide with my
recent routing problems.

> The only other thing to consider is the time of day of your zap2it
> requests.  If you're still trying to get your schedule in the middle


I wondered about that too.  However, I emailed Zap2It and they've told
me that they haven't intentionally blacklisted my IP.  In fact, the
Zap2It forums show that this problem is sporadically affecting others
(who are not in the Lower Mainland), and the Zap2It response indicated
they had a ticket open on the issue.

I emailed Shaw, and have yet to get a response.

My intermediate solution has been to setup a proxy server at work and
route mythfilldatabase through the proxy ... but that's a sub-optimal

Thanks for all the feedback.


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