Urlread/Webread issue on internal network

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Cosimo Pisani
Cosimo Pisani on 22 Jan 2020
Answered: Andrew Janke on 31 Jan 2020
Hi all,
I'm trying to launch
s = webread('http://IP/query?q=SHOW+DATABASES') or equivalently s = urlread('http://IP/query?q=SHOW+DATABASES')
the following error occurs, that insted does not happen if I direct point an external webpage (e.g. google):
Any suggestions?
s =
'<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
// Copyright (c) 1996 - 2017, Forcepoint LLC. All Rights Reserved.
// See Copyright.txt for copyright information.
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
<title>Access to this site is blocked</title>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="/en/Default/master.css" type="text/css">
<script type="text/javascript" language="javascript" src="/en/Default/master.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" language="javascript" src="/en/Default/base64.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" language="javascript" src="/en/Default/security.js"></script>
iframe.top {
height: 15em;
iframe.bottom {
height: 17.5em;
<div class="master-frame">
<iframe onload="resizeIframe(this);" class="top" src="http://IP:port/cgi-bin/block_message.cgi?ws-session=-555021584" name="ws_block" frameborder="0" scrolling="auto" style="width:100%; padding-bottom:15px;">
<iframe onload="resizeIframe(this);" class="bottom" src="http://IP:port/cgi-bin/blockOptions.cgi?ws-session=-555021584" name="ws_blockoption" frameborder="0" scrolling="auto" style="width:100%;">
<p>To enable further options, view this page with a browser that supports iframes</p>
<div style="border: 1px dotted #A6A6A6"></div>
<div><img title="Forcepoint" src="/Images/logo_block_page.png" alt="Forcepoint Logo" style="float: right;clear: both; margin: 15px 10px 10px 10px; padding: 2px 0px;">
<div style="clear: both; overflow: hidden; height:1px;"></div>
<div id="fade" class="black_overlay">
<div id="light" class="white_content">
<div id="titlebar" class="header">Switch Credentials</div>
<form action="/cgi-bin/useraccount_overrider.cgi" method="POST" target="_top" name="UAOverrideForm" onsubmit="encode();">
<input type="HIDDEN" name="ws-session" value="-555021584">
<input type="HIDDEN" id="ws-credentials" name="ws-credentials" value="">
<div style="padding:10px 16px">
<p id="reauth-text">
Enter your user name and password to attempt to access this site.
<p id="reauth-text-timeout">
If access is permitted, the new policy will be applied to Internet requests for minutes.
<label for="ws-credentials-user">User name: </label>
<input type="text" id="ws-credentials-user" name="ws-credentials-user" size="55" maxlength="65">
<label for="ws-credentials-pass">Password: </label>
<input type="password" id="ws-credentials-pass" name="ws-credentials-pass" size="55" maxlength="65">
<div style="float:right">
<input TYPE="SUBMIT" VALUE="Switch Credentials" name="ws-credentials-button">
<input TYPE="SUBMIT" VALUE="Cancel" name="ws-credentials-cancel-button" onclick="return closePopup();">

Answers (1)

Andrew Janke
Andrew Janke on 31 Jan 2020
Like the error web page says, your access to that website is being blocked by your company's network configuration. Contact your IT support staff to get access to that site.

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