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The Symantec support website after migration is not accessible in China

  • 1.  The Symantec support website after migration is not accessible in China

    Posted 03-04-2020 09:52 PM
    Hi everyone,
          After the support website was migrated from Symantec to Broadcom, a large number of customers and partners responded that they could not open https://support.broadcom.com/security
    The browser (ie, edge, chrome, Firefox) has been loading, and the web page cannot be accessed normally.

    Does this website have information about connecting to the Google website (China is prohibited from accessing the Google website)?
    Are there any restrictions on accessing this site in China?


  • 2.  RE: The Symantec support website after migration is not accessible in China

    Posted 03-05-2020 06:50 AM

    @Neol Zhai I will notify support of the issue and post back the solution.   Thx Jason



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    Community Platform Owner, IT
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  • 3.  RE: The Symantec support website after migration is not accessible in China

    Posted 03-05-2020 11:27 AM
    @Neol Zhai - I checked with Broadcom employees in China and they are able to access https://support.broadcom.com on our local network and on a public network.   Can you share your IP with me so I can send it to our network thttps://www.whatismyip.comeam.   https://www.whatismyip.com     Thanks  Jason​

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    Jason
    Community Platform Owner, IT
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  • 4.  RE: The Symantec support website after migration is not accessible in China

    Posted 03-05-2020 08:32 PM
    Edited by Yanjin Zhai 03-05-2020 08:37 PM
    @Jason McClellan
    Hi Jason,
         thanks for your reply.
         They can ping through support.broadcom.com, but they can't open the web page, attachment picture1
    I asked the partners who could not access the website to collect some of their public IP:
    116.246.38.209
    180.169.33.38
    43.254.226.147
    58.32.236.249
    153.34.175.142
    We use tracert command, the website can arrive normally (tracert-1 and tracert-2)
    In addition, when I connect to a WiFi network, I can use my company's notebook and visit support.broadcom.com. But I use my personal laptop and can't access support.broadcom.com.
    So, is it possible to install any plug-ins when visiting this website for the first time?

    I have added https://support.broadcom.com/security to the trusted site of IE browser.

    picture-1


    tracert-1




  • 5.  RE: The Symantec support website after migration is not accessible in China

    Posted 03-08-2020 04:16 PM
    FYI:  Our IT team is working on checking the info you provided.   I should have results by tomorrow.

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    Jason
    Community Platform Owner, IT
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  • 6.  RE: The Symantec support website after migration is not accessible in China

    Posted 03-12-2020 12:33 AM
    @Jason McClellan
    Hi Jason,
    ​     Is there any update?
         thanks~


  • 7.  RE: The Symantec support website after migration is not accessible in China

    Posted 03-12-2020 05:10 PM
    @Neol Zhai - Not yet I've opened an internal ticket with the network team.    Usually, when we see this sometimes the IP addresses can be shuffled on SaaS applications.    Can you go to the support portal off your company LAN or is it blocked everywhere?  ​

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    Jason
    Community Platform Owner, IT
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  • 8.  RE: The Symantec support website after migration is not accessible in China

    Posted 03-17-2020 04:14 AM
    @Jason McClellan I can't access the support website when I use my own laptop to connect to my home wireless network or mobile phone 4G hotspot.


  • 9.  RE: The Symantec support website after migration is not accessible in China

    Posted 03-17-2020 11:25 AM
    @Neol Zhai message received.   The network team is working at least 3 cases similar to yours.  I'm waiting to hear back from them shortly.  thanks for your patience.  ​

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    Jason
    Broadcom Community Platform Admin, IT
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  • 10.  RE: The Symantec support website after migration is not accessible in China

    Posted 03-18-2020 10:32 PM
    @Jason McClellan  ​Some customers and partners have reported that they can open the support website after using VPN


  • 11.  RE: The Symantec support website after migration is not accessible in China

    Posted 03-20-2020 08:49 AM
    @Neol Zhai -   please check https://support.broadcom.com -  our infrastructure engineer made a few changes eliminating a call to a Google API which should free up the site from being blocked.   Let me know if the changes fixed your access issue.    Apologies for the delay.​

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    Jason
    Broadcom Community Platform Admin, IT
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  • 12.  RE: The Symantec support website after migration is not accessible in China

    Posted 03-21-2020 03:28 AM
    @Jason McClellan I let different partners visit the support website, and the website is now accessible. But the homepage opens a little slowly,It's great to be able to access this page. thank you very much for your help.


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  • 13.  RE: The Symantec support website after migration is not accessible in China

    Posted 03-27-2020 08:46 AM
    @Jason McClellan May i ask you more question?
    I have many partners and customers found  that in the case interface, the description interface cannot be displayed.
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  • 14.  RE: The Symantec support website after migration is not accessible in China

    Posted 03-27-2020 12:28 PM
    This is the root of the issue that was repaired inside the header code referring to google API or CSS that the country firewall did not like breaking the UI of the page causing the error.     The team told me they fixed the issue.  I am wondering if it is just local machine cache,  or server catch or farther out causing the issue to still persist.   I'm shooting the team lead another email.   Apologies but in these cases, its a community ticket turning into a support ticket into a JIRA ticket to fix the issue.  Internal Red Tape at its best.

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    Jason
    Broadcom Community Platform Admin, IT
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