My server was blocked by Google Search

Posted February 10, 2015 15.4k views

I use a DO server as a personal VPN/proxy server. Recently I unable to use google search.

Google just said:

We’re sorry…

… but your computer or network may be sending automated queries. To protect our users, we can’t process your request right now.

I’m just the only one user and no automated or bot query.
Is there anyone encounter this problem? and how to solve it?
thanks :)

  • I’m experiencing the same problem.

  • Just to make sure I have this right, you ONLY get this message while connected through your VPN? Otherwise can you search Google?
    Are there any other computers or devices connected to the VPN at the same time?
    Does ss -r show any connections to google?

    Maybe a tool like Wireshark running on your DO droplet could give you some insight about the traffic going out.

  • Any search requests to Google through the server, whether via VNC, wget/curl, or by using it as a VPN, get intercepted and replaced with the error message. It’s not just a 404 and Google’s other services are reachable.

  • here as well, did a full rundown, and nothing on my server or VPN is showing any connections to google. The captcha is no longer being shown, it’s a straight block. I’ve had and have used this I.P. as a VPN for close to half a year, and only now have encountered this.

    Nothing on my clients (linux + android) are showing any connection to google as well.

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I have seen this before, google normally ask you to solve a captcha though… Maybe contact google?

You or old user of your IP have attacked on Google website. So you are facing that problem.

i’m facing same problem, when i change an ip address by buy a new vps, it works. but few hours later, it will be blocked again.

I’m facing with same issue, too.

Same behaviour here. I think someone in my IP domain is using the Digital Ocean VPS to automate queries to Google. It has nothing to do with my Google sessions. I think Digital Ocean should watch this kind of behaviour and warn people about it. If they don’t stop it, Digital Ocean should cancel their VPS.

I have the same problem.

Same here. I’ve checked my server, no automated requests to anywhere, but Google always asks to enter a captcha