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rsutter

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Craigslist Blocks PIA VPN
« on: June 16, 2017, 09:25:47 AM »
Hello All,

I use a Virtual Private Network, VPN, on my desktop computer.  The service, Private Internet Access, PIA; https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/, offers many different locations from which I can connect.  I chose Silicon Valley.
When I attempted to read the Craigslist San Luis Obispo want ads, https://slo.craigslist.org/, the following message returned
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This IP has been automatically blocked.
If you have questions, please email: blocks-b1493833496121099@craigslist.org


After I disconnected from the VPN, I was able to access Craigslist without incident.

I then selected Hong Kong as my VPN location and got the same response from Craigslist.  Switching off PIA VPN restored my ability to access Craigslist.

This is a behavior that I haven't seen when browsing to other pages behind a VPN.

Ralph Sutter
« Last Edit: June 16, 2017, 09:30:40 AM by rsutter »

Alan J. Raul

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Re: Craigslist Blocks PIA VPN
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2017, 10:10:35 AM »
I have found the same situation on Craigslist and on other web sites. One example is checking your warranty status on Apple products.

My solution is to choose a different PIA end point or temporarily turn off PIA.