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timbosan
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  #1567852 8-Jun-2016 11:48
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Kiwifruta:
watsonash:

 

well, just in-case anyone finds this interesting....

 

 

 

I was basing my blocking list based on the information here;

 

 

 

http://bgp.he.net/AS2906#_prefixes

 

 

 

I've subsequently found that this list was incomplete.

 

 

 

The URL below is more complete and allows calling form a script and even shows the blocks which the individual ranges are grouped into;

 

 

 

http://www.cidr-report.org/cgi-bin/as-report?as=AS2906&view=2.0

 

 

 

so as I was in the mood for a bit of linux scripting I came up with (after having to brush up on gawk!). It essentially parses the web page and extracts out the IP blocks. What is interesting is that none of the geo unblockers seem to be documenting this exact range of 10 IP blocks. (I can only find reference to 7) - so it's probably just a little Netflix reorg to throw the casual user off target.

 

 

 

take it or leave it -and info like this isn't rocket science so its pointless keeping it underground IMHO.

 

 

 

<code>

 

 

 

curl -s -A "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.01; Windows NT 5.0)" -o test.output 'http://www.cidr-report.org/cgi-bin/as-report?as=AS2906&view=2.0'
gawk '/RIR allocation/ {flag=1;next} /<\/pre>/{flag=0} { if (flag==1) { if (match($0, /<a href.*green\">(.*)</ , arr)) { print arr[1] } };}' test.output|sort -uV

 

 

 

23.246.0.0/18
37.77.184.0/21
45.57.0.0/17
108.175.32.0/20
185.2.220.0/22
185.9.188.0/22
192.173.64.0/18
198.38.96.0/19
198.45.48.0/20
208.75.76.0/22

 

 

 

</code>

 

 

 

now that translates to a nice network block that I wack into my blocking list;

 

 

 

<code>

 

 

 

address-group NetflixAS2906 {
address 23.246.0.0/18
address 37.77.184.0/21
address 45.57.0.0/17
address 108.175.32.0/20
address 185.2.220.0/22
address 185.9.188.0/22
address 192.173.64.0/18
address 198.38.96.0/19
address 198.45.48.0/20
address 208.75.76.0/22
}

 

 

 

</code>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



I notice that these subnets are slightly different to those provided by dns4me.
So I intend to use a union of them all. However, I don't understand why there is a discrepancy between what your link provides and dns4me.

Just to illuminate my ignorance, would you be able to explain why there is this discrepancy?
Cheers

 

I tried these, both on their own and with matching them up with the DNS4ME ones, and Netflix didn't work.  I removed them and went back to the DNS4ME ones and it still doesn't work.  Have Netflix made another change to cull more users?

Anyone with a working US Netflix via DNS4ME?


 
 
 

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From https://www.facebook.com/dns4me/

 

 

 

Looks like Netflix is on the war path again and have blocked our USA servers, we are looking into possible replacements but it's getting hard.


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  #1567956 8-Jun-2016 14:56
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DeroyBoy:

 

From https://www.facebook.com/dns4me/

 

 

 

Looks like Netflix is on the war path again and have blocked our USA servers, we are looking into possible replacements but it's getting hard.

 



More and more reasons to get my usenet VM working again :-(  I was hoping to keep using Netflix as I don't mind paying, its just there is no other option in NZ for content via streaming.




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  #1567982 8-Jun-2016 15:18
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just for the record Unotelly US test 5 is now working again (or was on Tues night NZ time) after being out for about a week or so, but yeah its just a matter of time before that one goes lights out as well I think and we'll end up with NZ only in NZ (which is the content rights holders wish after all).

 

but there again, having just cancelled Sky TV (basic and sport) I feel quite OK about that - I'll have more money to rent the occasional bluray - which still has way better quality than Netflix can deliver over an ADSL connection and no more "proxy detected messages!"

 

I'd just be happy if all local freeview content was available via a single Android TV app without having to push dvbs/dvbt->dvblogic->dvblink plugin->Kodi (on an nvidia shield TV with Win10 TV server backend).


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  #1568040 8-Jun-2016 16:22
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watsonash:

 

just for the record Unotelly US test 5 is now working again (or was on Tues night NZ time) after being out for about a week or so, but yeah its just a matter of time before that one goes lights out as well I think and we'll end up with NZ only in NZ (which is the content rights holders wish after all).

 

but there again, having just cancelled Sky TV (basic and sport) I feel quite OK about that - I'll have more money to rent the occasional bluray - which still has way better quality than Netflix can deliver over an ADSL connection and no more "proxy detected messages!"

 

I'd just be happy if all local freeview content was available via a single Android TV app without having to push dvbs/dvbt->dvblogic->dvblink plugin->Kodi (on an nvidia shield TV with Win10 TV server backend).

 

 

 

 

Hey @watsonash - slightly OT but how did you find setting up dvblink and Kodi? Was it easy?  Any particular guide you followed?  I have Kodi on my HTPC but use WMC for satellite Freeview but would like to use Kodi for everything if possible.


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  #1568080 8-Jun-2016 16:57
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timbosan:

 

 

 

Hey @watsonash - slightly OT but how did you find setting up dvblink and Kodi? Was it easy?  Any particular guide you followed?  I have Kodi on my HTPC but use WMC for satellite Freeview but would like to use Kodi for everything if possible.

 

 

hmm. dvblink has many quirks. Kodi PVR plugin is not as solid as WMC (eg. timeshifting etc) but is usable. WMC and windows in general are very poor at integrating the online streaming services under a single UI (and as we know Win7 MCE is dead in every form these days). The setup of the dvblink plugin under kodi is trivial - just enable PVR option and then actgivate the dvblink plugin - all trivial.

 

you still need a separate backend with your tuners in which run dvblink server on - but it's quite straightforward but it takes some time to master (I've been pushing sky TV through the thing for the last 4 years or so, using OSCAM/acamd/OmniKey 3121 etc so its all quite straightforward to me - there are many geekzone members who do the same and have done for longer than I have). The main use case for me with dvblink was that it was windows based and could handle acamd for the nzbluecard smart card decryption, and that plugins for Kodi were available, but no I no longer have Sky I'll re-evaluate.

 

If I were you I'd grab an Nvidia Shield TV as this integrates the online services nicely (as long as the content you want to watch has an app for AndroidTV) and gives you options going forwards and has one of the most capable Plex clients out there (in terms of audio pass through etc which windows MCE users tend to take for granted).

 

Alternatively there is a recently announced dvblink ATV4 client you could still run with a dvblink backend on windows and have online content integrated - check dvblink forums for further information.


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  #1581416 27-Jun-2016 19:28
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Netflix’s VPN crackdown backfires in Australia as subscribers flood to local services:

 

 

Research firm Telsyte also found Australians took out almost one million more TV-streaming subscriptions over the past year, and forecast the number of subscribers to double and exceed four million by 2019.

 

But the growth of streaming video has not improved the fortunes of all Australian services, with Queensland-based music service Guvera going into voluntary administration yesterday.

 

The streaming-media study’s author, Telsyte managing director Foad Fadaghi, said 2.7 million Australians will have subscribed to video-on-demand services by the end of this month, with the average household signed up to 1.7 services.

 





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  #1581450 27-Jun-2016 20:06
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freitasm:

 

Netflix’s VPN crackdown backfires in Australia as subscribers flood to local services:

 

 

 

 

 

 

I signed up for presto on saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

20 minutes later I cancelled. Horrible website, horrible customer service and if to want to watch something rated R, you have to put in a PIN every damn time, something you will only find out about on their "community" forum, which is well worth a look at just for a laugh at the amount of subscribers asking to cancel their account NOW! I did, as there is no way of removing your CC details.


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  #1581458 27-Jun-2016 20:14
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blakamin:

 

freitasm:

 

Netflix’s VPN crackdown backfires in Australia as subscribers flood to local services:

 

 

 

 

 

 

I signed up for presto on saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

20 minutes later I cancelled. Horrible website, horrible customer service and if to want to watch something rated R, you have to put in a PIN every damn time, something you will only find out about on their "community" forum, which is well worth a look at just for a laugh at the amount of subscribers asking to cancel their account NOW! I did, as there is no way of removing your CC details.

 

 

But, if anyone wants some nostalgia about how slow websites were in dialup days, I'd thoroughly recommend visiting presto's website


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  #1581524 27-Jun-2016 21:00
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Has anyone tried Stan, another Aussie streaming service?


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  #1581525 27-Jun-2016 21:06
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dazhann:

 

Has anyone tried Stan, another Aussie streaming service?

 

 

 

 

It's better than presto... Pretty quick with customer service too. (I couldn't get the app on my TV until I unblocked some IPs)


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  #1581541 27-Jun-2016 21:44
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Unotelly served me so well...now they are dead.

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  #1581581 27-Jun-2016 22:24
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for anyone wondering on the current status of UnoTelly - it's broken for Netflix region hopping and has been for nearly 2 weeks;

 

Here is a response I got back a while ago.

 

  "We don’t have an ETA yet, though we are working our best to fix it and have it stable on all regions and all supported devices.

Other supported websites should be up and running as normal and will not be affected. You can find the list of approved website here:  http://www.ipfgc.org/   UnoVPN does not work with Netflix after the changes they made. "

 

so like everyone is saying its largely game over for all the Netflix DNS geo-hoppers now and no amount of closed forum chat is going to change that.   So far other content providers don't seem to have followed suit. So best bet now is to stick with your dns provider of choice and simply select the Netflix region to be disabled (or "turn off" in Unotelly android region selector"), to get local Netflix as services like Unotelly are still geo unlocking all the other services such as Hulu, BBC iplayer etc.

 

if people don't like it, there are always different ways to get more up to date content at a higher resolution - you guys know the score.

 

I'll be darned if I'll consume any of the TVNZ/TV3 online offerings until they have a standard Android TV app that doesn't require sideloading that works well on an Nvidia Shield TV - and that seems to be a long way off/never if the side loaded Samsung/Sony apps are anything to go by.


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  #1581585 27-Jun-2016 22:27
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watsonash:

 

for anyone wondering on the current status of UnoTelly - it's broken for Netflix region hopping and has been for nearly 2 weeks;

 

Here is a response I got back a while ago.

 

  "We don’t have an ETA yet, though we are working our best to fix it and have it stable on all regions and all supported devices.

Other supported websites should be up and running as normal and will not be affected. You can find the list of approved website here:  http://www.ipfgc.org/   UnoVPN does not work with Netflix after the changes they made. "

 

so like everyone is saying its largely game over for all the Netflix DNS geo-hoppers now and no amount of closed forum chat is going to change that.   So far other content providers don't seem to have followed suit. So best bet now is to stick with your dns provider of choice and simply select the Netflix region to be disabled (or "turn off" in Unotelly android region selector"), to get local Netflix as services like Unotelly are still geo unlocking all the other services such as Hulu, BBC iplayer etc.

 

if people don't like it, there are always different ways to get more up to date content at a higher resolution - you guys know the score.

 

I'll be darned if I'll consume any of the TVNZ/TV3 online offerings until they have a standard Android TV app that doesn't require sideloading that works well on an Nvidia Shield TV - and that seems to be a long way off/never if the side loaded Samsung/Sony apps are anything to go by.

 



dns4me still works 100% for me with Netflix US shows.  


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  #1581700 28-Jun-2016 09:09
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frudrew: Unotelly served me so well...now they are dead.

 

Seems that way.  haven't been able to access US Netflix for at least two weeks.  Dynamo has a banner  saying we'll let you know when it works again.





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