Interesting blog problem

When I try and connect to my own blog, it asks me to download a file.

Inspecting closer, and I find that http://www.alexfoster.me.uk/index.php works fine, but http://www.alexfoster.me.uk asks me ‘you are trying to open a file of the type application/x-httpd-php’ and saves a file that doesn’t do much. It does this in two different browsers for me, and for all the computers on my network.

However, when I try and report it to other WP users, it appears not to be a problem for them.

And other people seem to be able to use the site with no problems. Bizzaro. I’d welcome anyone’s suggestions as to what is going on.

In other news, I’ve made some progress with reading the Agatha Christie book, and chapters 1 to 7 are now available for download from the podcasting link, top right. It appears that my attempted cleverness with tags doesn’t properly work in iTunes, however…?

There are only two Agatha Christie works in Project Gutenberg, and I’ve just discovered why: they’re the only two written before 1923. After that date, the copyright rules change. It’s going to be a long wait until any Miss Marple books end up in the public domain.

4 comments on “Interesting blog problem

  1. Rob Fenwick says:

    Try switching off your personal firewall temporarily, if you have one? Dataflame have some odd stuff in their web server config which can cause trouble.

  2. niles says:

    So you can see it OK?

    No firewall here apart from the one on the router. Which hasn’t recently changed!

  3. Rob Fenwick says:

    Yep, it works fine for me.

    Perhaps you have a dodgy proxy server somewhere? Who’s your ISP? (Council?)

  4. niles says:

    ISP is ntlworld — I took a view that an internet connection or a laptop or a mobile from the council would be too restricted in what you could use it for.

    The prob just went away right now without me having to change anything or do anything.

    Bizarre.

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