I think this is likely a temporary issue, and I suspect that the security
of the BSNL servers may have been compromised.  Yann is of the same
opinion.  If the issue persists for a longer-term, then we can pursue it
with the ISP.

anirudh

On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 2:32 PM, Srikanth Lakshmanan <srik....@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Yannf posted this on IRC (#wikimedia-in) when I was away,
>
> ======
> in my new DSL connection with BSNL, *.wikipedia.org is blocked
> any idea?
> I get a page of advertising about web hosting
> http://commons.wikimedia.org works
> ======
>
> My guess is BSNL DNS is playing some game here (IIRC they have local DNS
> for each telecom circle). As for the geekish users, they would know to use
> opendns, ways to access *.wikipedia.org etc. But this needs to be looked
> at seriously. This is not the first time am hearing something like this on
> BSNL DNS. If we identify the problem, can the chapter / programs do
> necessary running around for the issue and ensure this doesn't exist?
>
> --
> Regards
> Srikanth.L
>
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