403 Forbidden.Pete Hopkins, the Google Man In The Know, described the cause of the problem - the side effect of a massive Denial Of Service attack against Google, as
Blogger is currently experiencing a high level of automated requests. In order to keep Blogger running smoothly for as many people as possible, we are blocking some IPs.and continued with
Just because your IP is blocked does not mean that you or your network is making automated requests, you've just gotten caught up in the block.
We are working to remove the incorrect blocks as soon as possible.
Yet as of this evening, it appears that not everybody is back to normal.
It's possible that you, or your readers, who are affected by this problem will be able to get around it by using a proxy server. Though you won't be reading this, if you're affected by the problem. Sorry.
For additional insight into this problem, see Robertos Report: The 403 Block.
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