[Solved] Drupal.org is not working on my home DSL connection.

Hold on Cowboy

This blog post is pretty old. Be careful with the information you find in here. It's likely dead, dying, or wildly inaccurate.

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 Trying Connected to drupal.org. Escape character is '^]'. get /index.php

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. shanestillwell@gmail.com