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I'm just wondering how to check whether a site is being blocked on my work network, can I simply Ping it?

I just want to know so that I can not visit it, the site is

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Sure, just ping it. – Hassan Jun 7 '12 at 11:33
quite broad; some allow pings - some block pings - some allow pings & http requests and return a plain "BLOCKED" page – Sathya Jun 7 '12 at 11:44
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You could try a tracert to it. If it stops before it leaves your network, then it's being blocked. However, a possible workaround a block is using https, instead of the standard http. This only has a chance of working if the site supports it. In you're case, does support it.

Try this link:

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not necessarily, several routers block ICMP packets causing traceroute to fail. Example: Why can I ping an IP address but not 'traceroute' it? – Sathya Jun 7 '12 at 11:58

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