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Can't play anything on redbull.tv

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Can't play anything on redbull.tv

Postby 3lf » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:09 pm

Doesn't work at all with redbull.tv. I tried with AirVPN instead and all good so there is definitely something wrong with CS..


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Re: Can't play anything on redbull.tv

Postby 3lf » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:24 pm

Also forgot to say my token seem to work on only two servers: fr and nl

osx with tunnelblick


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Re: Can't play anything on redbull.tv

Postby 3lf » Mon May 01, 2017 12:48 pm

@parityboy @OP Could you please have a look at the above

Can anyone go to redbull.tv and check if they have the same issue ?

First time Im requesting support, Is it the right place ? Thanks a bunch


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Re: Can't play anything on redbull.tv

Postby 3lf » Mon May 01, 2017 6:51 pm

After updating to the latest version of Tunnelblick my token does not work at all now !!

Helllppp


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Re: Can't play anything on redbull.tv

Postby 3lf » Mon May 01, 2017 7:31 pm

ok there was a space at the end of the token; lesson learned on that but redbull tv still doesn't work.
Other users on the IRC chat say it is working for them.
I I disconnect from CS or use other vpn it works

any suggestion much appreciated


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Re: Can't play anything on redbull.tv

Postby 3lf » Mon May 01, 2017 7:45 pm

in the end managed to make redbull work with voodoo server ! now I can get to work :p
Doens't work with FR, NL or UK for me. not sure why

Someone shine a light ? :D

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Re: Can't play anything on redbull.tv

Postby Fermi » Mon May 01, 2017 8:27 pm

Code: Select all

Also forgot to say my token seem to work on only two servers: fr and nl

osx with tunnelblick


We have a central authentication back-end, so if your token 'works' on one server, it will work on others
(unless cryptostorm.nu indicates: 'That token has reached the maximum number of sessions.').

redbull.tv isn't a reference for testing CS connections. To verify if you are connected, consult logfiles or visit: cryptostorm.is/test.

The fact that redbull.tv works on some servers and not on others could be the result of geo-blocking.
Any errors/messages in the latter case?

/fermi


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Re: Can't play anything on redbull.tv

Postby 3lf » Mon May 01, 2017 8:47 pm

yes token error was my bad because of a space at the end, silly me and my apologies.

however It can't be geo blocking because I tried without cs (same country server) and it worked

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Re: Can't play anything on redbull.tv

Postby parityboy » Mon May 01, 2017 10:33 pm

@OP

It could be geo-blocking or simply exit node blocking. Maybe some CS exit nodes have been blacklisted.


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Re: Can't play anything on redbull.tv

Postby 3lf » Mon May 01, 2017 11:30 pm

Damn :( I tried FR and NL so far.

Do exit nodes change IP from time to time ?


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Re: Can't play anything on redbull.tv

Postby 3lf » Tue May 02, 2017 1:52 pm

Actually back to square one, not a single server working with the site now; not even voodoo.
Other users reported on IRC that it works for them.
I don't believe redbull would blacklist all CS servers.
@parityboy Can you please look into that ? can other users confirm if the site is working for them ?

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Re: Can't play anything on redbull.tv

Postby parityboy » Fri May 05, 2017 3:14 pm

@3lf

I've just checked the site and the streaming video doesn't work for me either. Chances are the actual video is coming from a third party content provider and maybe some CS nodes are indeed blacklisted.


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Re: Can't play anything on redbull.tv

Postby 3lf » Fri May 05, 2017 8:46 pm

So looks like with the help of support we found a solution. At the moment redbull works. Maybe some nodes are blacklisted but I have only tried one so far.

Turns out tunnelblick was not changing my DNS in OSX
In my understanding the VPN was also modifying the DNS but apparently it was not because when I went into the OSX network preferences the DNS was still assigned to my router.

apparently Tunnelblick does not change DNS and that's where I got confused because I used to use AIRVPN before and their client was modifying the OSX DNS automatically. Maybe there are other people in my case that are not fully protected.

I hope this helps others

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Re: Can't play anything on redbull.tv

Postby Fermi » Fri May 05, 2017 11:52 pm

The above reasoning isn't entirely correct. Redbull.tv will not work without trackers and other 'malicious stuff'. The only two deepDNS servers that have trackers enabled are: 46.165.222.246 and 46.165.240.171

Also DNS servers are assigned on the level of network connections/adapters. So one should check the DNS servers that are used by the tun adapter; or use ipleak.net (or similar) when connected to CS in order to verify that Tunnelblick isn't changing to pushed DNS servers (after removing the manual addresses stated above of course).

/fermi


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Re: Can't play anything on redbull.tv

Postby 3lf » Sun May 07, 2017 12:39 pm

HI Fermi

Can you explain more or point me where I can find more info on the difference between those DDNS tracker enabled on 46.165.222.246 and 46.165.240.171 VS normal CS DDNS pushed by the VPN ? I notice that the web is a lot smoother now that Im using those new DNS. Am I compromising myself in any serious way ?

I know https://github.com/cryptostorm/cstorm_d ... olvers.csv for DDNS list but can't see the new ones there. Is there a page with everything ?

In OSX network configuration I have the followings:
DNS server set to "46.165.222.246" and "46.165.240.17"
Search Domain set to "Open VPN"
Ipleak shows both DNS above. Now I understand tunnelblick modifies search domain and not DNS server field and DNS server takes precedence ? not sure of the difference between both..

Thank you



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Re: Can't play anything on redbull.tv

Postby 3lf » Tue May 09, 2017 12:03 am

Got it thanks @parityboy, so it is ad blocking at DNS level but the article does not say if those two DDNS Im now using are the same but just without the crapware filtering ? Am I still benefiting from all other CS DDNS techs like DNScurve and DNSchain?

Im not bothered by ad/crap blocking since Im really happy with JS Blocker for that but I'd like to be sure Im still using DNScurve and DNSchain

PS: the article link https://github.com/deepDNS/TrackerSmacker is 404

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Re: Can't play anything on redbull.tv

Postby parityboy » Thu May 11, 2017 6:11 pm

@3lf

Yes, DNScurve and DNSChain are active on all of the nodes, along with TrackerSmacker (which is disabled on the German nodes).


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Re: Can't play anything on redbull.tv

Postby 3lf » Thu May 11, 2017 6:50 pm

Thanks @ParityBoy; I guess that closes my question on this.

If I may suggest to create a DNS directory page to include all alternatives (like "46.165.222.246" and "46.165.240.17") as well as regular DNS nodes and technologies enabled for each that could help future users and debugging.

Long live uncensored, private and more secure internet :) Thanks to the CS team ! Maybe one day Im good enough to switch from user to contributor too :p


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Re: Can't play anything on redbull.tv

Postby 3lf » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:30 pm

Actually found those DNS there; they are the frankfurt DNS: https://github.com/cryptostorm/cstorm_d ... olvers.csv
But there is no column to say if trackers are enabled

What's the reason why DNSSEC is not activated anywhere; security concerns?

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Re: Can't play anything on redbull.tv

Postby parityboy » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:13 pm

@3lf

That's actually a good suggestion - a Y/N as to whether TrackerSmacker is enabled or not. As for DNSSEC, I suspect the main issues are infrastructural, but if df pops his head in, he'll be able to elaborate further. :)


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