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My Internet company set up a local server, where different files are hosted. I can download files at much higher speed from there. But for some reason, the server is not accessible from Ubuntu 13.10 I am using, or Fedora 19. So the problem should be Linux specific.

N.B. It is perfectly accessible from windows. If it helps, it is not accessible via router too. Probably they are using some IP Address checking, which can't be done via router.

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What do you mean by "not accessible"? Does the server reply to pings? How do you access the server, via Samba, ftp, http? – MariusMatutiae Oct 30 '13 at 11:11
It is not accessible via ping, I access it using browser, So its on port 80/http – rafee Oct 30 '13 at 11:25
If it's not accessibe via ping, it is a routing problem, not an authentication problem. Can you ping anything at all from you Ubuntu machine? – MariusMatutiae Oct 30 '13 at 11:30
yes I can ping other servers; let's say www.google.com, both from Ubuntu and Fedora – rafee Oct 30 '13 at 11:37
If you can access the server by IP address but not by name, it sounds likely that you have a DNS problem. – mattdm Oct 30 '13 at 13:42

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