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Daryl3
Level 2: Rookie

Telstra is blocking Soviet Union

Since switching over to the NBN I can no longer access sites in the Soviet Union.

 

I have been working with a game developer in the Soviet Union and his forum and game at www.ispace.su can no longer be accessed from several Telstra NBN places I tried yet I can go to a friend's iinet NBN and it works.

 

This has nothing to do with national security or piracy but a game he runs in Russia and I run an equivalent version, I made in Australia and is played by people from all over the world. He can still access my version of the game and my forum which is based in the USA. My game server is based in Australia.

 

This is bloody stupid and a very heavy handed approach. I have put in a request to Telstra and they never bothered to reply so far. This is very annoying.

 

 

 

 

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Level 24: Supreme Being
Level 24: Supreme Being

Re: Telstra is blocking Soviet Union

Not all of the NBN customers are blocked. I can access that link. It might be settings on your gateway or have you conside that the Soviet Union might be blocking your access.

 

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Level 21: Augmented

Re: Telstra is blocking Soviet Union

@Daryl3

 

Im on ADSL

 

I could only access it using TOR browser

 

I generally use Opera as my browser of choice and considering i tried changing from duckduckgo to bing yahoo I still kept getting the message from google could not connect

 

I tried from Mozila same deal as Opera except with out the google message.

 

so it may not be Telstra but American search engines

Telstra customer 15+ yrs, I am not a Telstra employee and never have been

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Level 21: Augmented

Re: Telstra is blocking Soviet Union

It's DNS issue, at least in Tasmania. The www.ispace.su does not resolve... However, if I go to 185.87.49.124 (which should be its IP) I get:

tracert 185.87.49.124

Tracing route to web02-cp.marosnet.net [185.87.49.124]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1     1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  dsldevice.gateway [10.0.0.138]
  2     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  3     9 ms     8 ms     8 ms  144.130.220.209
  4    16 ms    10 ms    10 ms  bundle-ether5.dav-core1.hobart.telstra.net [203.50.11.169]
  5    26 ms    24 ms    23 ms  bundle-ether7.win-core10.melbourne.telstra.net [203.50.11.22]
  6    32 ms    32 ms    32 ms  bundle-ether12.ken-core10.sydney.telstra.net [203.50.11.122]
  7    34 ms    34 ms    32 ms  bundle-ether1.pad-gw11.sydney.telstra.net [203.50.6.61]
  8    33 ms    32 ms    34 ms  bundle-ether1.sydp-core04.sydney.reach.com [203.50.13.90]
  9   181 ms   182 ms   181 ms  i-52.tlot-core02.bx.telstraglobal.net [202.84.137.101]
 10   175 ms   176 ms   175 ms  i-0-0-0-1.eqla01.bi.telstraglobal.net [202.84.251.170]
 11     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 12   363 ms   362 ms   362 ms  ae5-10.RT.M9.MSK.RU.retn.net [87.245.232.189]
 13   373 ms   374 ms   378 ms  GW-MarosNet.retn.net [87.245.229.242]
 14   378 ms   375 ms   375 ms  web02-cp.marosnet.net [185.87.49.124]

So it is certainly not blocked...

DISCLAIMER: I do not work for Telstra or any other ISP. I never did. I have wealth of practical knowledge in Computer Security and Forensic Computing. I have been in the field since 1985.

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Level 21: Augmented

Re: Telstra is blocking Soviet Union

Additionally, server has SSH port open and I can connect to it using the IP address, so really, no blocking, just DNS issue (unless telstra is blocking in such a silly way)...

DISCLAIMER: I do not work for Telstra or any other ISP. I never did. I have wealth of practical knowledge in Computer Security and Forensic Computing. I have been in the field since 1985.

Likes (formerly Kudos) and solutions are appreciated!!!
The comments expressed by me reflect my user experience and personal opinion.
Level 24: Supreme Being
Level 24: Supreme Being

Re: Telstra is blocking Soviet Union

Try changing DNS settings on PC or gateway to use Google or opendns. I have changed my settings to open DNS and was able to access the site.

Daryl3
Level 2: Rookie

Re: Telstra is blocking Soviet Union

Can you tell me how to do this on the Telstra NBN modem please.

Level 24: Supreme Being
Level 24: Supreme Being

Re: Telstra is blocking Soviet Union

The only NBN telstra modem you can do this on is the F@st 5355. The other options have the option but it does not work.

If you have the F@st 5355 log into modem http//10.0.0.138 password is admin.

Go to Advanced / Access Control / DNS

Daryl3
Level 2: Rookie

Re: Telstra is blocking Soviet Union

That is the modem I have but I can not see the option you are referring to.
 

"If you have the F@st 5355 log into modem http//10.0.0.138 password is admin.

Go to Advanced / Access Control / DNS"

Level 24: Supreme Being
Level 24: Supreme Being

Re: Telstra is blocking Soviet Union

Sorry my memories not as good as it used to be its under http://10.0.0.138  Advanced / Gateway Settings / DNS

 

Below  is an link to unofficiall manual for gateway

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzrqIis29Do9bTFxRUFjU3ZoWE0/view?usp=sharing

Daryl3
Level 2: Rookie

Re: Telstra is blocking Soviet Union

Sorry but this is not helping. I can not see what can be changed by following your instructions.
Thank you anyway for your time.

 

Level 24: Supreme Being
Level 24: Supreme Being

Re: Telstra is blocking Soviet Union

Log onto Gateway using web browser.

http://10.0.0.138 password = admin

Goto  Advanced / Gateway Settings / DNS

 

Enter values as shown in image for opendns and click on apply or for Google use 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4

 

Sometimes you might get an error message when this happens the gatway has to be turned of and then back on before the values can be changed.

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