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Changing IP while visiting site makes it unreachable?

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by Megalith, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

    Aug 20, 2006
    I'm just curious why this happens. I browse on a VPN from time to time, and I've noticed that when I switch it off and try to continue browsing certain sites, I can't. It's like the browser doesn't even attempt to load it and shows an "unable to connect" error page right away.
  2. Jay_2

    Jay_2 2[H]4U

    Mar 20, 2006
    It's probably because the socket it was using was closed.