Bug 69556 - Download site blocked because "SPAM URL's" by my company's Microsoft Forefront TMG
Summary: Download site blocked because "SPAM URL's" by my company's Microsoft Forefron...
Status: RESOLVED NOTOURBUG
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: WWW (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
4.1.1.2 release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) All
: medium normal
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Reported: 2013-09-19 06:18 UTC by lists
Modified: 2015-09-22 09:16 UTC (History)
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Description lists 2013-09-19 06:18:53 UTC
I cannot download the latest Libreoffice from http://mirror.catn.com/pub/tdf/libreoffice/stable/4.1.1/win/x86/LibreOffice_4.1.1_Win_x86.msi because Microsoft Forefront says:

Access Denied

The page you are trying to browse to is categorized as "Spam URLs"

Technical Information (for support personnel)
Error Code: 403 Forbidden. Forefront TMG denied the specified Uniform Resource Locator (URL). (12233)
Comment 1 Florian Effenberger 2013-09-19 09:09:29 UTC
Does it work when you choose a different mirror from http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/4.1.1/win/x86/LibreOffice_4.1.1_Win_x86.msi.mirrorlist ?
Comment 2 lists 2013-09-19 13:27:44 UTC
Yes!
Comment 3 lists 2013-09-19 13:29:43 UTC
Please note that the first download site is the one I got on http://www.libreoffice.org/download/
Comment 4 Florian Effenberger 2013-09-19 13:32:51 UTC
Does it yield any further errors or details, can you get more information from the system as why the download is blocked?

Can you try downloading some other files from the page? I assume that your system in general blocks downloading MSI installers.
Comment 5 lists 2013-09-19 13:37:12 UTC
No, category "Spam URL" is explained here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/isablog/archive/2010/01/03/categories-for-url-filtering.aspx

So it seems the host catn.com has a bad reputation
Comment 6 Florian Effenberger 2013-09-19 13:39:02 UTC
Oh, I'm terribly sorry, I misread your previous posting as "doesn't work for other mirrors either". My bad!

I'll poke the catn.com admin about this issue.
Comment 7 Björn Michaelsen 2014-03-18 11:32:38 UTC
@Florian: I guess this issue can be closed?
Comment 8 lists 2014-03-18 14:46:58 UTC
Nope, catn.com still has a bad reputation:

When I visit www.catn.com I get this error:

The page you are trying to browse to is categorized as "Spam URLs"
Error Code: 403 Forbidden. Forefront TMG denied the specified Uniform Resource Locator (URL). (12233)
Comment 9 Florian Effenberger 2014-03-21 23:17:07 UTC
I think we cannot do much about this, as we lack insight into why it's blocked, and as we do not run the site on our own.

Can you raise it directly with the site's admins at mirror@catn.com ?
Comment 10 Cor Nouws 2014-12-24 15:05:16 UTC
Hi Leon,

No trouble in finding downloads in general?
Cheers,
Cor
Comment 11 Adolfo Jayme 2015-09-22 09:16:54 UTC
I’m closing as NOTOURBUG. While I haven’t used Forefront, it’s likely that (by this time) either the Forefront definitions have been updated, or the offending mirror changed its content; both circumstances could have mitigated the issue in the meantime.

I’ve also corrected the wrong “Blocker” importance, which doesn’t apply here.