It is now well known to everyone that while EMCDDA "closed" Subs4free.com along with other 40 related websites, users continue to see them with a simple change in their browser dns.
The cat-mouse online game that has been played around the world for years now and that in response to various types of legal prosecutions gave birth to Tor, DarkWeb, DeepWeb, Scene and a bunch of older tricks, seems to be starting to pop up on the Greece.
After the last case, some years ago, with the closure of the Greek website dvdmovies.gr in 2015 and earlier in 2011 with the closure of Ellinadiko.com, greekdll.com and a few others, came a relatively new service to implement Greek law.
But obviously the EDPPI people are not technical or they don't have a technical advisor or they can't do anything more than they have already done. Because only "closure" cannot be said to the order to the IPS for a ban accesss on 38 websites, with indicative names subs4free, yify, thepiratebay, xrisoi, gamatotv, magico, 1337x and others.
The response of these pages that came after a day, encouraged users to use vpn or change dns. Indeed, both of these solutions work and those who have tried it will find that they can see the illegal websites again.
But what is DNS and why do these websites play again with such a simple and free solution?
The servers of most illegal sites are located in countries where piracy is allowed. In addition, these countries as well as ip of the said sites, are not visible to the users (and to the people of EDPPI) because the signal first passes through Cloudflare's intermediate servers and is hidden. The Cloudflare service as well as all such counterparts servicessuch as Cloudways, BelugaCDN, MaxCDN, Akamai, Incapsoula and a bunch CDN Services, are intended to protect sites from DDOS attacks but without hosting any of their data, only temporary copies of their actual web pages.
So as long as the illegal sites hide their real IP and are hosted in free sites they are not in danger of actually closing. To enter these sites you need to know their domain name (ie their name). When you type it, your computer asks your provider to connect you to it, for example with Subs4free. The provider in turn asks the respective global servers to route the request to the IP of Subs4free.
From there, other procedures are carried out that do not concern us for the time being as our issue is that the provider simply cuts off your request seeing that you are looking for a site prohibited by the EDPPI. In turn, EDPPI has not asked anyone else to close it connection, but left spikes for the company Cloudflare, without any legal intervention.
As you understand, all you have to do is bypass the connection request from your provider to the illegal site and submit it directly to one of the global servers designed to match domain names and IPs, and the ban is over.
Who you ask to connect to Subs4free is regulated by DNS. You can either configure the DNS of your respective operating system (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android) or, to not do the same job over and over again, configure your router's DNS. And so whoever connects to your router, either wired to Ethernet cable, or wirelessly with wifi, even your neighbor who steals your signal and you didn't notice it, will be able to see Subs4free or Yify or 1337x normally.
Even with your mobile phone for as long as you are on home you won't have any problems since it connects wirelessly to your router. This is an alternative proposal first solution that we proposed to you yesterday.
Enter your router settings from a browser by entering its internal IP, which is usually 192.168.1.1 (see from your router manual which one is yours) and navigate its menu until you find the DNS settings
When you find them just change the DNS for both IPv4 and IPv6. For IPv4 go to the corresponding menu item (you can also see it as pure DNS, without the IPv4 indication) and deselect automatic DNS detection.
Automatic detection simply leads you to your provider.
Request to set the DNS Manually (Set DNS Manualy) in both the DNS2 and DNS1 fields (it may list them as primary and alternate DNS) and enter the IPs 2 and 22.214.171.124 respectively correspond to Google.
Alternatively you can put them 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 corresponding to the company Cloudflare.
Then go and change the DNS for IPv6. Uncheck Auto DNS Setup, click Manual Setup and replace 2001:4860:4860:0:0:0:0:8888 and 2001:4860:4860:0:0:0:0:8844 if you want to be with her Google or the 2606: 4700: 4700 :: 1111 and 2606: 4700: 4700 :: 1001 if you want to go to Cloudflare.
Now as far as what we said above, that your neighbor "steals" wifi, there are two solutions. Either you let him have internet as he has no money for his own (or it is his down temporarily) or you make sure to read this iguru article.