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    Rapidshare - IP blocked?

    This is a discussion on Rapidshare - IP blocked? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; It varies I think but if you click start-run and type cmd you get a command prompt. Then type ping ...

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      Re: Rapidshare - IP blocked?

      It varies I think but if you click start-run and type cmd you get a command prompt.

      Then type ping rapidshare.com and the IP address will come up. It starts 195.122.131


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      Re: Rapidshare - IP blocked?

      Just change your windows DNS settings to OpenDNS and all problems will be resolved, it's a well known issue that sky's dns servers are crap and frequently cause rapidshare problems.

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      Re: Rapidshare - IP blocked?

      I have a premium account and have been blocked all day, it's after midnight and
      still no go, very strange. Would like to know who's doing the blocking.

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      Re: Rapidshare - IP blocked?

      Mine has started working again today, I think @simonmpoulton knows what he is talking about so I'm going to trust him that SKY's DNS servers are crap lol.

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      Re: Rapidshare - IP blocked?

      'Just change your windows DNS settings to OpenDNS'

      Would any kind soul explain how this is done,
      I do know how to access the router and presume its done there but cant find it, cheers

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      Re: Rapidshare - IP blocked?

      Quote Originally Posted by phoz View Post
      I have a premium account and have been blocked all day, it's after midnight and
      still no go, very strange. Would like to know who's doing the blocking.
      It's frequently the result of a Rapidshare download URL being added to the IWF's block list. Which happens when someone reports illegal content (child porn and the like) to the IWF.

      Until the banned content is removed, traffic to that site's IP address get filtered by your ISP's implementation of the IWF filtering proxy, so that it can check if the URL you are trying to access matches the banned one, and if so block it.

      The proxy forwards all the innocent URL requests to the site, but unfortunately, as the traffic is going through a proxy, the website's own anti-abuse systems see all the traffic from the ISP as originating from the same IP address (the IP address of the proxy) and is likely to block access.

      One solution is to use one of the alternate rapidshare IP addresses, that doesn't get filtered, by editing your hosts file (using a non-uk DNS server may achieve the same result). See:- How to Resolve RapidShare Style Website Blocks by Broadband ISPs − ISPreview UK

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      Re: Rapidshare - IP blocked?

      Up and running again for me
      Using ip address 195.122.131.19
      througjh the hosts dir.

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      Re: Rapidshare - IP blocked?

      I'm getting this as of this morning, could have been yesterday as well.

      Oddly - if I use jDownloader with Flashgot, it all works fine.

      If I click on a link, I get Error: IP Blocked - resolve this by the SSL method. I'll try changing DNS to open DNS.

      EDIT : Hmmm. Just been into my router and I don't see anywhere where you can change the DNS settings. Mine is the D-Link DSL-2640S.
      Last edited by white43; 19-10-10 at 03:23 PM.

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      Re: Rapidshare - IP blocked?

      Fixed by adding entries to the hosts file.

     

     
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