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I have a php file at that is just -


The page does not render on my browsers (I have tried chrome and firefox), however, wget fetches all the HTML. What might be going wrong? My apache / php are running on an EC2 instance.

Using the developer tools, I can see that I have received a 200 header with X-Powered-By:PHP/5.3.10.

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Works fine here. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Apr 10 '12 at 22:05
What do you mean, it doesn't render? Do you see the raw PHP, or what? – Zoredache Apr 10 '12 at 22:06
I see a blank page. And on checking for the source, I see some incomplete HTML. I also tried to check it from my phone and do not see any HTML rendering. – Lord Loh. Apr 10 '12 at 22:21
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Okay! I figured out the problem. Apparently my university (Texas Tech University, Lubbock) network administrators tried to detect incoming phpinfo() output and blocked it! When I disconnect from WiFi and use LTE connection to access the site, I see the complete HTML and it renders fine.

Also, I tried to see the page from a remote proxy called and it renders fine :-)

Thank you for the comments. It did give me a few tips.

The length to which some people go on the name of security! Disgusting!

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This is one of those beloved "WTF" moments that I will never forget... good call! Would you mind also marking this answer correct? As benign as it may seem, I bet you anything a future Texas Tech University student will come looking one day... :) – Andrew M. Apr 10 '12 at 23:12
I will have to wait for 2 days to mark my own answer correct. – Lord Loh. Apr 11 '12 at 6:46

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