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Sep 1, 2011

I'm having difficulty accessing http://egrants.ed.state.pa.us/v2/default.asp while using Ubuntu 11.04 and Ubuntu 10.04.I've tried chrome, firefox and opera as well as three different ISPs. My Windows machines don't seem to have this problem.

A little background:My agency has several offices, some with different ISPs, but with essentially the same setup: ISP router/modem --> Ubuntu Server with Squid/Dansguardian --> Switches, etc.When we first started encountering this problem I thought I had to have had something going on with Squid/IP Tables or something of that sort. I connect my laptop (running Ubuntu 11.04) directly the ISPs modem/router and have the same slowness. I figure that maybe the site is having problems. I ask the other tech in my office to try it out (he's running Windows 7) and he has no slowness with the site when connected directly to the ISPs modem/router.For the time being I've circumvented the filter box for the Windows users who need access to this site, but I'm not certain that's the best solution.I contacted the site's tech support several times and just gotten a "we'll call you back".Any suggestions on things I can check/change with my setup to get this working?

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