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Topic # 111476 4-Nov-2012 22:59
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For those of you suffering from your ISP's transparent proxy thwarting your unblock-us DNS servers, there is a simple solution, if you're using a router capable of dnsmasq: http://hackercodex.com/guide/how-to-stop-isp-dns-server-hijacking/. Stop the evil sods in their tracks! 

I thought this would be useful to those of you so afflicted, but so endowed :)

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  Reply # 712027 5-Nov-2012 08:56
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Perhaps not - but perhaps someone with TC will be able to check if this works. And hopefully someone with Vodafone, the other NZ ISP on unblock-usa's "blacklist".

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  Reply # 712033 5-Nov-2012 09:01
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Ahh - I see what you mean :)

hard to believe they're transparent proxy is *that* transparent. Must be some way to check what's happening with your packets. What manual DNS settings to TC tell users to input into their routers? Would this help? Where's a hacking geek when you need one?

Bah - just move ISPs is the easier option perhaps (with a termination letter to them explaining why).

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  Reply # 712076 5-Nov-2012 09:52
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sultanoswing: Ahh - I see what you mean :)

hard to believe they're transparent proxy is *that* transparent. Must be some way to check what's happening with your packets. What manual DNS settings to TC tell users to input into their routers? Would this help? Where's a hacking geek when you need one?

Bah - just move ISPs is the easier option perhaps (with a termination letter to them explaining why).


Or you could just use a VPN.




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  Reply # 712080 5-Nov-2012 09:57
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True. But there's overhead with a VPN which is not present with a DNS solution. And accepting the other benefits of encrypted VPN's.

Not that I use either, I have to confess! Hulu etc I don't have time to watch and Netflix steadfastly refuse to support Linux (via moonlight). And I don't have time to watch!

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  Reply # 712087 5-Nov-2012 10:07
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sultanoswing: True. But there's overhead with a VPN which is not present with a DNS solution. And accepting the other benefits of encrypted VPN's.

Not that I use either, I have to confess! Hulu etc I don't have time to watch and Netflix steadfastly refuse to support Linux (via moonlight). And I don't have time to watch!


Have to agree. I switched to telstraclear from Snap when we moved house as there was no chorus connection. My Netflix stopped working with unblock-us due to the transparent proxies. I never had this issue with Snap before we moved. Sure a vpn is a solution, but try getting good speeds out of it for watching HDX movies. My VPN was averaging on only 3-5Mbit/second, not quiet enough for decent quality.

With unblock-us I am able to stream full HDX movies from Vudu.

In the end I scrapped my telestraclear connection, got the copper installed and am now back on Snap.



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  Reply # 712094 5-Nov-2012 10:22
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BraaiGuy: ...not quiet enough for decent quality... 


You were having problems with signal-to-noise ratios ? Tongue Out

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