There is a web site (a Forum) that I have used for years, and in recent months have not been able to get to it, and assumed it was down, possibly for good. However, recently a friend who also uses the site told me it was working fine. It turns out that there is some unresolved issue with the web site itself that has prevented many users from being able to connect successfully, while many other users have no problem.
For those users who are unable to connect, a solution is to use a public proxy server for there internet connection. I have just tried that it can now connect to the site just fine. I have had no problems surfing anywhere else over the past few months, and I am wondering, what does the proxy do exactly, and what possible commonality among so many different users could cause this issue with one specific web site, and yet many other users have no issue at all?
I'm just curious as much as anything.
Thanks for any input,