[Techtalk] LinkedIn Ubuntu connection weirdness
Wim De Smet
kromagg at gmail.com
Sat Mar 13 19:19:32 UTC 2010
On Sat, Mar 13, 2010 at 6:41 PM, Meryll Larkin <mll at alwanza.com> wrote:
> Tech problem: internet connection to LinkedIn on Ubuntu from Coffeeshop.
> I have a Ubuntu (EeePC, Easy Peasy) laptop. I can connect to every LinkedIn
> page in my account when I am at home on my home wireless.
> There is a coffeeshop where I go regularly for tech meetings. All the other
> members use Windows laptops. I CAN connect fine to EVERY www site I have
> tried on the internet except LinkedIn. I can get to the first page of my
> account, but any link I click inside LinkedIn (like my Inbox, or Profile)
> will just keep trying to access and never get there. The members with
> Windows laptops aren't having this problem. I can't accept or send
> invitations to "join my network" from the coffeeshop.
Are these https pages? Can you access other https pages? Have you
checked if the other people there are using some sort of automatically
configured proxy? Does it work for them on different browsers (I seem
to recall there's some IE-specific way of distributing proxy info.)
I'm not sure what could be going on but it sounds like some sort of
transparent proxy might be getting in the way or something. Else I
wouldn't know why it would selectively fail like that at that level.
You could always try using wireshark to take a look at your network
traffic while you attempt to access the site, maybe some clues avail
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