[NZLUG] Netflix and VPN

Reed Wade reedwade at gmail.com
Sat Apr 19 21:04:28 NZST 2014

For netflix and hulu I've been using http://www.unblock-us.com/ which uses
dns trickery instead of a full on vpn -- works great. The only config you
have to do is use their dns servers.

I found these links helpful--



On 19 April 2014 20:51, Volker Kuhlmann <hidden at paradise.net.nz> wrote:

> On Sat 19 Apr 2014 20:29:35 NZST +1200, Robin Sheat wrote:
> VPNs can be a bit painful to set up the way you want them.
> In your case for example there is no point in routing any other traffic
> through a useless VPN except for the flix stuff.
> In all those cases you must check:
> /etc/resolv.conf
> This specifies the DNS server that will be used. In the usual case of a
> local hostile Internet connection you must use one that is reached
> through the VPN. With flix (why am I tempted to call it notflix) you
> would want to prefer your normal non-VPN resolver, but you may have to
> use the one offered through the VPN until you have everything working.
> Routing table
> Ensure the VPN's remote end is reachable.
> Ensure traffic is forced through the VPN interface - at least the flix
> traffic.
> Compare states of the above before and after flix gives you the finger.
> In general, make sure you give this PPTP microsoft so-called private
> network a wide berth. For flix however it is just fine, just not for
> much else. Just mentioning.
> HTH,
> Volker
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