I’ve had this problem for at least a week. I can resolve the name drupal.org, I can even connect, but I don’t get any response. I telnet’d to port 80 for drupal.org to try it manually and it just hangs. Does DO hate me?
Shane:~ shane$ telnet drupal.org 80
Connected to drupal.org.
Escape character is '^]'.
It just sits there after I give the
get /index.php command.
So to resolve this I set up a SOCKS proxy using SSH the command is
$ssh -D 9999 username@ip-address-of-ssh-server
After this you just set Firefox to use a SOCKS proxy (not sure which version).
[Update] The solution was changing my Actiontec modem from PPPoE to PPPoA.
Did this help you out? It took me a few days to piece together all this information together, I hope this saves you some time (who knows, maybe the future me will be thankful I wrote this down). Let me know your thoughts. firstname.lastname@example.org