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  Reply # 1162288 26-Oct-2014 10:03
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Dishworld doesn't work for me, anyone else tried? Thanks



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  Reply # 1162289 26-Oct-2014 10:11
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quebec: Dishworld doesn't work for me, anyone else tried? Thanks


Hi Quebec

For dishworld to work you need to block googles DNS using static routes in your router if you need a hand with this just pm me your router model and I'll find some instructions.

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Jason k



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  Reply # 1162518 26-Oct-2014 18:09
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Dishworld has now been fixed, thanks Quebec for finding the issue!!

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  Reply # 1162762 27-Oct-2014 08:57
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Roku no worky this morning, but PC/laptop OK. Last time this happened, this was a problem with dns4me's DNS. Any problems your end ?



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  Reply # 1162775 27-Oct-2014 09:58
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sultanoswing: Roku no worky this morning, but PC/laptop OK. Last time this happened, this was a problem with dns4me's DNS. Any problems your end ?


Is it all the DNS servers or just the nz one? I'm on the way to my office now as soon as I get there I'll check it out.

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  Reply # 1162786 27-Oct-2014 10:16
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albi90: Hi All 

Im a kiwi living in Australia and have built a new smart DNS system for geo unblocking services from around the world. I'm now looking for some testers to test the service before I put it in to public beta. The site has a few unique features that no other smart DNS has.
1) you can have up to 3 locations (different internet connections) unblocked.
2) you can add your own URLs (upto 20) to unblock and what country you want to make the URLs think your coming from.
3) you can disable services you don't want

it also supports dynamic dns so if you dont have a fixed IP you don't have to worry. For a full list of channels the service currently supports see https://dns4me.net/channels 
If your keen on helping me to improve the service, goto the contact us page on https://dns4me.net and send me a message with the username you would like.

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Jason K


Considering DNS is only a directory service, it has absolutely no effect on websites viewer source IP access controls.

If sites are merely using DNS geo-location to send viewers to different hosts based on their DNS request source IP, this is a pretty laughable control.

Can you elaborate?



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  Reply # 1162792 27-Oct-2014 10:24
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Hi MichaelNZ

The best explination on how the system works is on page 3 of this thread.

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  Reply # 1162813 27-Oct-2014 10:39
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albi90: Hi MichaelNZ

The best explination on how the system works is on page 3 of this thread.

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Jason k


Ok, cheers for that.

By my reading of it, you are using DNS as a mechanism to set yourselves up as a MITM (man in the middle) proxy.

What are you going to do when the content providers use HTTPS and/or DNSSEC?

Do the content provider's not check the 'x-forwarded-for' header?



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  Reply # 1162818 27-Oct-2014 10:47
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MichaelNZ:
albi90: Hi MichaelNZ

The best explination on how the system works is on page 3 of this thread.

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Jason k


Ok, cheers for that.

Basically you are using DNS as a mechanism to set yourselves up as a MITM. (man in the middle).

What are you going to do when the content providers use HTTPS and/or DNSSEC?


Our system fully supports SSL (with out any certs needed) and works on non TLS sni devices even the custom domains, how we do this is a trick of the trade.
DNSSEC is along was away from being widespread even if it does become the default we still have some ways around it.
x-forwarded-for header is only relevant if its sent ;)

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  Reply # 1162881 27-Oct-2014 12:00
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albi90:
sultanoswing: Roku no worky this morning, but PC/laptop OK. Last time this happened, this was a problem with dns4me's DNS. Any problems your end ?


Is it all the DNS servers or just the nz one? I'm on the way to my office now as soon as I get there I'll check it out.


It's working again now. I didn't have a chance to try one of the non-NZ DNS's, bit willgive it a whirl if it happens again!

Cheers.

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  Reply # 1164951 30-Oct-2014 12:16
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Hi Jason,

The DNS servers have gone down again.

The error message is that the nameserver failed.




Regards
Stefan Andres Charsley



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  Reply # 1164952 30-Oct-2014 12:19
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Should be back up now, we just had to restart the nz server for an upgrade.

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  Reply # 1167225 3-Nov-2014 00:12
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Down again today. Same problems as above - NF working via laptops, using the hostfile on router, but Roku Netflix failing to connect to one of the three netflix servers with "nw-2-5" error.

Out of curiosity, I set unotelly (which I'm still paid up for) into my main router DNS settings, and bingo.

Now, this *may* have something to do with my more complex setup, where I assign a different DNS (dns4me's) to the Roku, while using Bigpipe's for everything else.

Will try again using a non-NZ dns4me address....

[EDIT: working with sydney & oregon servers. Something up with NZ one?]



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  Reply # 1167226 3-Nov-2014 00:16
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Its not your setup, Netflix is currently having issues.
https://downdetector.com/status/netflix

Unotelly possibly has there server in an unaffected area.



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  Reply # 1167228 3-Nov-2014 00:44
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sultanoswing: 

[EDIT: working with sydney & oregon servers. Something up with NZ one?]


Nah its just Akamai it sends you to the closest server based on the dns servers location, so by changing the dns server you get given a different Akamai caching server.  There is usually a flow on effect when netflix has and issue so it might have already passed the AUS server.

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