Can't Route to Most of Internet

Karl gmkarl at
Mon Dec 14 16:26:25 PST 2020

dutiful log:

- i got to and downloaded the browser bundle there.  i
haven't been able to complete bootstrapping; i've tried only a couple
of the firewall busting plugins. (@19:23)
- i can resolve hostnames, so i'm presently trying different mirrors to see if i can get into the tor chat and ask for
advice.  now i'm googling for more oftc mirrors (19:25).
i got diagnostic material ... I can reach the website but get
'no route to host' when i try to connect to port 6667.

On Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 7:14 PM Karl <gmkarl at> wrote:
> Note to other laypeople: if this happens to you, the thing to do is to
> call your ISP and complain, and to not take no for an answer.  Keep
> finding new ways of engaging them, until the situation is resolved, or
> you are truly satisfied with it being unresolved.
> Atm, I'm a guest at my parents' house, they're not here, and I don't
> know their account number or anything, so I'm prioritising that lower.
> On Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 7:10 PM Karl <gmkarl at> wrote:
> >
> > Today, all of google's services went down this morning, for me.  I
> > visited their status page, and they were all down, with a noticed
> > about it.  About half an hour later, they were back up.
> >
> > Right now, it's 19:08-0500, and I can suddenly only reach a handful of
> > servers.  All of google's servers work.  Most others don't.  I can't
> > reach github, I can't reach the tor directory servers, I can't reach
> > most mirrors to perform system updates, but I can reach a handful of
> > system update mirrors.
> >
> > I'm getting "no route to host" for most ip addresses.
> >
> > A decade ago I would have been excited to diagnose this in detail, but
> > nowadays with severe schizophrenia it is just making me way more
> > confused.

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