So I’m trying to cURL a website from a Droplet, but I’m getting this error:

<HTML><HEAD>
<TITLE>Access Denied</TITLE>
</HEAD><BODY>
<H1>Access Denied</H1>

You don't have permission to access "http&#58;&#47;&#47;www&#46;kroger&#46;com&#47;" on this server.<P>
Reference&#32;&#35;18&#46;3f9a18b8&#46;1616192985&#46;122eaf1
</BODY>
</HTML>

I tried this on my local machine and it works just fine. I also tried to run this on a fresh Droplet, but I’m receiving the same error message. Are websites just blocking Digital Ocean Droplet connections? If not, what can I do to fix this?

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Hi there,

It looks like that there is a deny rule on the kroger .com side that is blocking your HTTP requests. It is possible that they have a geo IP check and they could be blocking access to their services from specific countries.

What I could suggest in this case is getting in touch with the kroger .com provider and asking them to allow your Droplet IP address to access their services.

Regards,
Bobby