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Topic # 150435 22-Jul-2014 17:41
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Question about UblockUS. I get that it is just using non NZ DNS addresses but how on earth does it work once you pay them a fee. I am trying the trial and I cannot see how after the trial it would suddenly stop working. Surely one can keep using the DNS changes and it should still work. What does paying do to change this?





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  Reply # 1093817 22-Jul-2014 17:51
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they block ur IP from the DNS servers when axxing those servers i believe




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  Reply # 1093820 22-Jul-2014 17:54
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I think what they actually do is start serving your IP normal DNS entries after your trial expires, rather than the fiddled entries which disguise your country.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1093990 23-Jul-2014 02:36
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The way unblockus works is by messing with your dns requests and such, hence why if you set your dns to unblockus while using someone else's Internet connection and try to access Netflix, it'll actually send you to the unblockus page so you can enter your account details.

Trust me, they will block you. I don't know exactly what they do but my best educated guess is that they change the dns entries on their servers so that Netflix will point to their special proxy servers instead of going directly to Netflix. This way they can mask your IP address so it makes you appear to be from that country that you are accessing the service for, like Netflix for example.

I have just confirmed using trace routes that they do indeed change the dns to point to their special proxy servers.




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  Reply # 1094174 23-Jul-2014 12:55
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I am using uno-telly with my apple tv. I have signed up and paid for Netflix using my apple ID and the credit card attached to it. No problem.

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  Reply # 1094178 23-Jul-2014 13:05
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charsleysa: hence why if you set your dns to unblockus while using someone else's Internet connection and try to access Netflix, it'll actually send you to the unblockus page so you can enter your account details.


This. You're using their DNS servers (+whatever else does their magic) so they know what IP address you're coming from. I guess when you "login\pay\start trial" it automatically adds the IP address you're sitting behind to some sort of trusted list on their end and associates it with your account.

I haven't tried it from multiple connections so I'm not sure if they only allow one at a time.  I'd guess they rely on honesty to some extent and you may be able to get away with using a single account from multiple IP address, but I'd also guess if you have too many all active they might start to get suspicious and discontinue your service...

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  Reply # 1094180 23-Jul-2014 13:10
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sidefx:
charsleysa: hence why if you set your dns to unblockus while using someone else's Internet connection and try to access Netflix, it'll actually send you to the unblockus page so you can enter your account details.


This. You're using their DNS servers (+whatever else does their magic) so they know what IP address you're coming from. I guess when you "login\pay\start trial" it automatically adds the IP address you're sitting behind to some sort of trusted list on their end and associates it with your account.

I haven't tried it from multiple connections so I'm not sure if they only allow one at a time.  I'd guess they rely on honesty to some extent and you may be able to get away with using a single account from multiple IP address, but I'd also guess if you have too many all active they might start to get suspicious and discontinue your service...


Yep only one IP per account. If your IP changes, ie modem reboot you need to go back to their home page and activate the new IP

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