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Netflix VPN detection - actual engineer needed



Same, but until there's a real IPv6 presence in the US, it's really
annoying that they haven't come up with some fix for this.

I have no plans to turn off IPv6 at home - I actually have many uses for
it, and as much as I dislike the controversy around it, think that adoption
needs to be prioritized, not penalized.

Additionally, I think that discussing content provider control over
regional decisions isn't productive to the conversation, as they didn't
build the banhammer (wouldn't you want to control your own content if you
had made content specific to regional laws etc?).

I.e. - not all shows need to have regional restrictions between New York
(where I live) and California (where my IPv6 /64 says I live).

I'm able to watch House in the any state in the U.S.? Great - ignore my
intra-US proxy connection.

My Netflix account randomly tries to connect from Tokyo because I forgot to
shut off my work VPN? Fine....let me know and I'll turn *that* off.






On Fri, Jun 3, 2016 at 3:49 PM Spencer Ryan <sryan at arbor.net> wrote:

> I don't blame them for blocking a (effectively) anonymous tunnel broker.
> I'm sure their content providers are forcing their hand.
> On Jun 3, 2016 3:46 PM, "Cryptographrix" <cryptographrix at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Netflix needs to figure out a fix for this until ISPs actually provide
>> IPv6
>> natively.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Jun 3, 2016 at 3:13 PM Blair Trosper <blair.trosper at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > Confirmed that Hurricane Electric's TunnelBroker is now blocked by
>> > Netflix.  Anyone nice people from Netflix perhaps want to take a crack
>> at
>> > this?
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > On Thu, Jun 2, 2016 at 2:15 PM, <mike.hyde1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > > Had the same problem at my house, but it was caused by the IPv6
>> > connection
>> > > to HE.  Turned of V6 and the device worked.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > --
>> > >
>> > > Sent with Airmail
>> > >
>> > > On June 1, 2016 at 10:29:03 PM, Matthew Kaufman (matthew at matthew.at)
>> > > wrote:
>> > >
>> > > Every device in my house is blocked from Netflix this evening due to
>> > > their new "VPN blocker". My house is on my own IP space, and the
>> outside
>> > > of the NAT that the family devices are on is 198.202.199.254,
>> announced
>> > > by AS 11994. A simple ping from Netflix HQ in Los Gatos to my house
>> > > should show that I'm no farther away than Santa Cruz, CA as microwaves
>> > > fly.
>> > >
>> > > Unfortunately, when one calls Netflix support to talk about this, the
>> > > only response is to say "call your ISP and have them turn off the VPN
>> > > software they've added to your account". And they absolutely refuse to
>> > > escalate. Even if you tell them that you are essentially your own ISP.
>> > >
>> > > So... where's the Netflix network engineer on the list who all of us
>> can
>> > > send these issues to directly?
>> > >
>> > > Matthew Kaufman
>> > >
>> >
>>
>