I’ve been traveling to the bay area for work lately, so I decided to use Yelp.com to find me some delicious food. I open Google Chrome and type in “yelp.com” and here is what I get:
So at first I was like “HELL YEA THIS IS AWESOME”, but I tried to go to Yelp.com again and I got the same message. Huh. Ok.
I try to type in the IP address in the address bar.
Uhm. Okay. I notice earlier that it said “Blocked IP: 18.104.22.168” and do a reverse DNS lookup:
I am guessing XO Communications could be a host provider judging by their website (which I can access). Perhaps the block of IP addresses originating from the hotel’s network is on some blacklist?
So I did a trace route of the IP address and Yelp.com (which would probably giveaway my location, but this is for science!):
And nothing still.
This is as far as I got, but seriously though. I want to go to Yelp.com.
Even more importantly, how would I go about answering the question below:
Is there anything which could explain suspicious activity from your connection?