I live in NZ and this works for me. It is great to be able to watch all the US at home.
Credit for this goes to liganic, a poster on reddit.
users just need:
iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 1935 -j DROP
iptables -A INPUT -p udp --dport 1935 -j DROP
iptables -A OUTPUT -p tcp --dport 1935 -j DROP
iptables -A OUTPUT -p udp --dport 1935 -j DROP
iptables -I INPUT -s 126.96.36.199 -j DROP
iptables -I INPUT -s 188.8.131.52 -j DROP
iptables -I INPUT -s 184.108.40.206 -j DROP
iptables -I INPUT -s 220.127.116.11 -j DROP
iptables -I INPUT -s 18.104.22.168 -p tcp --dport 80 -j DROP
It's more of a sledgehammer approach but works.
Apparently it can mess some other vid sites up, it didn't for me, so the undo is:
will flush your chains. You can check that with
Also note that the chain doesn't get stored between reboots (unless you do so by activating the corresponding service)
PS it will still throw up a "you are out side the US message" but it works anyway.
EDIT: it made my video go all choppy but a restart fixed it and I am not even sure it wasn't a flash FU.
@Helpful people. Interesting! I will check these out. I want to be able to watch BBC content and US stuff. Why should I be punished for not being from those places, I wonder? I am sure there will be a reason of feeble value but I am an internet user. I demand unreasonable things all the time
Last edited by Rubinski (2011-05-03 11:05:14)
I don't know about that method, but you can also try ToR...which lets you switch around IPs
I used something like it for windows, called hotspot shield when I was in Spain and wanted to watch netflix.
I just use a US VPN account. $5 bucks a month to bypass all the stupid location checks so many media sites have these days. I use Tunnlr, they let you try for free for 3 months. Also check out their other project devio.us, where you can get a free OpenBSD shell account to play with.