[NZLUG] Netflix and VPN

Cliffp enkidu at cliffp.com
Sat Apr 19 22:46:40 NZST 2014


Mmm, I was wondering about one of those DNS things.

Cheers,

Cliff

On 19/04/14 21:04, Reed Wade wrote:
> 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--
>
> http://www.orcon.net.nz/ufb/blog/how_to_watch_us_netflix_here_in_nz
> http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/easily-enable-silverlight-watch-netflix-linux/
>
> -reed
>
>
>
> On 19 April 2014 20:51, Volker Kuhlmann <hidden at paradise.net.nz
> <mailto: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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