Resolved Can't access site when using vpn

Discussion in 'Novel Updates Site Discussion' started by AutomaticAutumn, Jan 2, 2020.

  1. AutomaticAutumn

    AutomaticAutumn Active Member

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    Whenever I try to get to novelupdates when on my vpn I get:
    Error 1020 Ray ID: 54ecf48f69cdca57 • 2020-01-02 13:07:19 UTC
    Access denied
    Since when did using a vpn restrict access to sites. I can get on by turning the vpn off but this is just weird and inconvenient.
    I don't know if this is relevant but I have nordvpn.
    Been like this for a few hours now, since around 5am. Thanks in advance.
     
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    XXXXX Well-Known Member

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    well netflix has been restricting vpn for a while tho (because of movie access in different countries)... i think quite a few sites restrict it...
    i can make a guess and say that it's probably not intentional
    either a problem with ur vpn or a problem with novelupdates.. did your vpn recently get an update for example?
     
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    LaDyViL New Member Staff Member

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    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Ask cloudflare-kun~~
     
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    jihadjoe Well-Known Member

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    The thing with using a VPN is that your IP will appear to be coming from one of your VPN provider's exit nodes, which you share along with a whole bunch of other people. More often than not you're being blocked by Cloudflare because someone else used NordVPN to DDOS a site.

    https://proprivacy.com/privacy-news/cloudflare-recaptcha-nightmare

    The possibility only increases considering NordVPN was breached a few months ago leaking credentials and stuff, so there may be a bunch of malicious users using Nord right now.
     
  5. AutomaticAutumn

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    Actually yes, my vpn did update just this morning, did not consider that the problem, will try a rollback.

    Did a roll back with the update and restarted my computer and all that shabang. works now. Thank You.
     
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  6. Katsurandom

    Katsurandom [The One That Does Nothing][Villager C]

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    since the advent of VPN (And becoming so popular) the cheap (or free ones) becoming more accesible, the whole point of using vpn got lost along the way, and most websites started blocking em cuz they where used to DDOS sites.....
     
  7. Daoist Pharmacist

    Daoist Pharmacist Well-Known Member

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    I use vpns to access porn sites my country blocked.
     
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    Katsurandom [The One That Does Nothing][Villager C]

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    you are one of the few ones that still use it for what it was made fellow daoist in that case