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Topic # 150151 13-Jul-2014 08:38
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so global mode seems to not be working for me, i get "this page has a redirect loop" when i try to load videos on netflix.

anyone else got the same problem?





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  Reply # 1087959 13-Jul-2014 09:06
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interesting

netflix does indeed seems to be broken at the moment for me on ss global

iplayer / crackle and hulu work though.....



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  Reply # 1088067 13-Jul-2014 14:05
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weird... it seems to be working in my windows vm but not on osx... the host OS.

now only in os x it just forever says connecting instead of coming up about the redirect loop.

i wonder why it would work on windows and not os x. the windows vm network adaptor is set to bridged so they both share the same DHCP server so they're both on the same network, and in fact they're both on my local domain.





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1088407 14-Jul-2014 11:05
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Hey guys, things seem okay on this end, anyone still having troubles?

Chris

[edit, I can't spell]






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  Reply # 1088699 14-Jul-2014 15:28
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Slingshot: Hey guys, things seem okay on this end, anyone still having troubles?

Chris

[edit, I can't spell]


i tried it in an os x VM, it worked on there. so its just not working on my macbook pro's host OS. 

when i try to go to netflix.com on my macbook sometimes it loads, sometimes i get "no data received"

but when it does load and i try to watch something i get "this page has a redirect loop"

i dont get it o.o





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  Reply # 1088713 14-Jul-2014 15:54
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Are you watching it through Google Chrome (or possibly safari)? If so exit the application and restart. Chrome has its own DNS cache built in to speed things up. But sometimes these cached addresses can become stale. Especially when using something like global mode which involves a lot of DNS magic. 

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  Reply # 1089557 15-Jul-2014 21:05
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Hulu running sweet on Firefox no props on Unlimited plan...


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  Reply # 1089621 15-Jul-2014 22:29
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NzHearal (Tuesday):The number of Slingshot customers accessing movie websites like Netflix has quadrupled since the internet company unblocked them earlier this month and the volume of traffic to them is 12 times greater than what it was.


Maybe they just underestimated the demand and are still working to cater for all those new Netflix hungry customers :D

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  Reply # 1089643 15-Jul-2014 23:07
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PhantomNVD:
NzHearal (Tuesday):The number of Slingshot customers accessing movie websites like Netflix has quadrupled since the internet company unblocked them earlier this month and the volume of traffic to them is 12 times greater than what it was.


Maybe they just underestimated the demand and are still working to cater for all those new Netflix hungry customers :D


Ha! wonder if they will start to regret inducing all that peak time international traffic!

(I could be wrong, but AFAIK it is not possible to cache netflix locally due to DRM)

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  Reply # 1089650 15-Jul-2014 23:55
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NonprayingMantis:
PhantomNVD:
NzHearal (Tuesday):The number of Slingshot customers accessing movie websites like Netflix has quadrupled since the internet company unblocked them earlier this month and the volume of traffic to them is 12 times greater than what it was.


Maybe they just underestimated the demand and are still working to cater for all those new Netflix hungry customers :D


Ha! wonder if they will start to regret inducing all that peak time international traffic!

(I could be wrong, but AFAIK it is not possible to cache netflix locally due to DRM)


The cache that Google chrome creates is of the DNS results not the actual movies them selves. Part of the "magic" of "Globalmode".

If you want to see what Chrome caches for DNS enter "chrome://net-internals/#dns" in the url bar

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  Reply # 1089651 15-Jul-2014 23:59
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mynxnet:
NonprayingMantis:
PhantomNVD:
NzHearal (Tuesday):The number of Slingshot customers accessing movie websites like Netflix has quadrupled since the internet company unblocked them earlier this month and the volume of traffic to them is 12 times greater than what it was.


Maybe they just underestimated the demand and are still working to cater for all those new Netflix hungry customers :D


Ha! wonder if they will start to regret inducing all that peak time international traffic!

(I could be wrong, but AFAIK it is not possible to cache netflix locally due to DRM)


The cache that Google chrome creates is of the DNS results not the actual movies them selves. Part of the "magic" of "Globalmode".

If you want to see what Chrome caches for DNS enter "chrome://net-internals/#dns" in the url bar


sorry, when I said 'locally' I meant in NZ, not on your own PC.
I meant that AFAIK it is not possible for the ISP (or any chaching provider like Akamai) to cache US netflix content in NZ - they have to pull it down from LA (or wherever it is hosted) every time someone tries to stream it

That's going to pretty expensive for an ISP.

It's going to require Netflix launching locally (or Sky/Telecom/other equivalents)  before ISPs really start promoting streaming content for that very reason.


And referring to the article, I always think it's strange when companies refer to multiples "number of users has quadrupled"  Great. If you had 10,000 before,. that s a pretty impressive growth to 40,000.  If you had a 100, then it's still only 400. not so impressive

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