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Blogger Status: 403 Forbidden?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, January 2, 2007
16 years ago4,831 views

Does anyone have any idea what's going on with Blogger Status site?

It's been returning a 403 Forbidden error for quite some time now and yet it's still linked to from all over Blogger. The irony is that Google's cache says this:

<< Thursday, December 28, 2006

Some users are seeing forbidden (403) messages instead of their blogspot blogs. We are aware of this problem and are working on it.

Update, 4:40 am: This issue has been resolved. >>

Can anyone else get to it?

Edit – It looks like this site on Blogspot could be a mirror:

Does anyone know if that is official?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

FYI – the Atom feed for that mirror contains this URL:

That belongs to Pete Hopkins, the same one that posts to so I guess it could be an ("unofficial") official mirror... especially since the cache of the Blogger Status Atom feed also references that blog and the URLs:

Seems like a bit of a mess to me.

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

FYI: I'm seeing the site fine, in the UK.

Corsin Camichel [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

403 for me

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Weird. I can get to it through some US proxies but can't get to it from my browser in the UK. When I ping it, it's resolving to this domain and IP address (which I think is the one used for GAFYD): []

Jake's View [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I can see it in the US.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Forbidden here in .ro.

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Forbidden, but works with proxies.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Forbidden in France :-S

Sankar Anand [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

works for me in INDIA

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