Hi guys, I am new to this forum and am hoping you can help me out of a wee pickle. I have been using Linux mint for a while now and have noticed that I cannot access certain websites on it. I am reasonably new to linux but not to computing in general. The website I am trying to access on firefox is http://vle.wit.ie
which is a college e-learning support site. The error I get is: Unable to connect
Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at vle.wit.ie.
I have 2 other computers at home and both are able to access the site no problem. Even more stangely, if I set up a ssh proxy to one of the other machines that can access the site it works no problem. (Basically a ssh -D socks proxy)
I have tried clearing firefox's cache, resetting the pc and router, and disabling add-ons but to no avail. I am running linux mint x64. DNS name resolution does not seem to be a problem as I am able to resolve the name using 'host vle.wit.ie'. The only change that I have made to default settings in about
:config is to proxy dns requests but this is not the problem as defaulting it didnt resolve the problem.