Can anyone access http://www.xenu.net ? I’ve tried with Opera 7 under Windows ME and links under Linux (I have a dual-boot machine), I’ve tried to ping them (126.96.36.199) with two different utilities (Sam Spade under WinME, ping under Linux), and all four programs have insisted they can’t reach the site at all.
Okay. I’m not paranoid yet. xenu.net is sold bandwidth by XS4ALL, a noted access provider in the Netherlands known for its strong belief in free expression. The Netherlands is rational enough to block crazy cults from using copyright law to block free speech. Andreas Heldal-Lund is one of the biggest critics in the world, and he wouldn’t just stop the biggest anti-Scientology site online. It simply isn’t possible. I can access alt.religion.scientology (gotta love a newsfeed :)) and, so far, nobody has posted anything about xenu.net dying. A.R.S. is a high-volume group that is considered a high priority by Heldal-Lund and his group.
So the problem must be mine. But … how? Has a big pipe broke somewhere between me and the Netherlands? Is my ISP somehow doing something evil? I need external data. So, regardless of your comprehension of my above paragraph, please give me some info on how well you can access http://www.xenu.net/