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Blocked/missing dns entries

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nefertitus

Blocked/missing dns entries

Postby nefertitus » Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:49 am

Hello!

When connected to CS I've noticed some ads etc. are gone (yay) without any extra effort, but unfortunately it seems some other sites (e.g. unity3d.com) are also unavailable (not yay). The DNS server simply responds with 0.0.0.0 when queried. I'm wondering what is the reason for this and is there a way to disable it?

Thanks,
Nefer

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Re: Blocked/missing dns entries

Postby df » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:05 am

We use https://github.com/notracking/hosts-blocklists to provide the ad/tracker blocking, and sometimes legit sites get caught in it.

One way to bypass the ad blocking is to use any of the DeepDNS servers that don't have it enabled:

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# for x in `host public.deepdns.net|grep addr|awk '{print $NF}'`;do host unity3d.com $x 2>&1|grep addr|head -1|sed -e"s/^/$x: /";done
173.234.159.235: unity3d.com has address 0.0.0.0
93.115.30.154: unity3d.com has address 0.0.0.0
108.62.19.131: unity3d.com has address 169.54.221.59
104.238.195.139: unity3d.com has address 0.0.0.0
185.107.80.84: unity3d.com has address 0.0.0.0
89.163.214.174: unity3d.com has address 169.54.221.59
64.64.98.11: unity3d.com has address 169.54.221.58
198.7.58.227: unity3d.com has address 0.0.0.0
185.94.193.234: unity3d.com has address 0.0.0.0
5.133.8.187: unity3d.com has address 0.0.0.0
213.163.64.208: unity3d.com has address 0.0.0.0
64.120.5.251: unity3d.com has address 0.0.0.0
185.60.147.77: unity3d.com has address 169.54.221.59
212.83.175.31: unity3d.com has address 0.0.0.0
5.101.137.251: unity3d.com has address 0.0.0.0
84.16.240.43: unity3d.com has address 169.54.221.59
185.212.169.139: unity3d.com has address 0.0.0.0
173.234.56.115: unity3d.com has address 0.0.0.0
185.117.118.20: unity3d.com has address 0.0.0.0
167.114.84.132: unity3d.com has address 169.54.221.58
209.58.147.36: unity3d.com has address 169.54.221.59
212.129.46.32: unity3d.com has address 0.0.0.0
80.233.134.52: unity3d.com has address 0.0.0.0
109.71.42.228: unity3d.com has address 169.54.221.59
212.129.46.86: unity3d.com has address 169.54.221.59
5.254.96.195: unity3d.com has address 0.0.0.0
162.221.207.228: unity3d.com has address 0.0.0.0
173.208.95.75: unity3d.com has address 0.0.0.0

The ones above that resolve to 0.0.0.0 have it enabled, the rest don't.
But since unity3d.com probably isn't doing any malicious/invasive tracking, I'll add it to the whitelist.

One of these days I'll figure out a decent way to make the blocking optional on all the servers.


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