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Other people don't seem to have this problem. If I telnet in to it disconnects me even for very simple requests.

bash-4.0$ host is an alias for is an alias for has address
bash-4.0$ telnet  80
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
GET / HTTP/1.0

Connection closed by foreign host.

Any hints?

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could it be related to recent amazon downtime? just guessing – mulaz Jun 30 '12 at 22:28
Does an https connection work? – Louis Jul 1 '12 at 1:09
And https connection seems to work. I get a 404 not found, but that's a lot better than a blunt connection closed. – Dan Jameson Jul 1 '12 at 1:23
From all the downvotes apparently this is a hated question. Is there a better forum? – Dan Jameson Jul 1 '12 at 1:51
Not a hated question. just an unanswerable one. We're not fans of unanswerable questions. – womble Jul 1 '12 at 3:22

I tried doing what you did exactly, and both times (using HTTP/1.0 and HTTP/1.1) the server gave me a 302 Found error redirecting back to the main imgur site. Now, maybe the server just came back up, or maybe they fixed a faulty configuration, or maybe your current network simply doesn't allow connections to There are plenty of reasons why this can't be working.

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