Subs4free block: Change the dns of your router

It is now well known to everyone that while EMCDDA "closed" along with other 40 related websites, users continue to see them with a simple change in their browser dns.

The online cat-mouse game that has been played all over the world for years now and that in response to various types of legal prosecutions gave birth to Tor, DarkWeb, DeepWeb, Scene and a lot of older tricks, seems to be starting to appear in Greece as well. After the last case, some years ago, with the closure of the Greek website in 2015 and earlier in 2011 with the closure of, and a few others, came a relatively new service to implement Greek law.

But obviously the people of EDPPI are not technicians or they do not have a technical consultant or they can not do anything more than they have already done. Because only "closing" can not say the command to IPS to ban access to 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 the IP of these sites, are not visible to users (and to the people of EDPPI) because the signal first passes through the Cloudflare intermediate servers and is hidden. The Cloudflare service as well as all these related services such 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). By typing it, your computer asks your provider to connect 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, there are other procedures that do not concern us at the moment as our issue is that, the provider simply cuts your request seeing that you are looking for a site banned by the EDPPI. In turn, EDPPI has not asked anyone else to close the connection, but only left tips for 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 the DNS of your router. And so anyone connected to your router, whether wired with ethernet cable or wireless with wifi, even your neighbor who steals your signal and you have not received it, will be able to see Subs4free or Yify or 1337x normally. Even with your mobile phone for as long as you are at home, you will not have any problems, as it is connected 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 (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 the automatic detection of DNS. Automatic detection simply takes you to your provider. Ask to set the DNS Manually (Set DNS Manualy) in both the DNS2 and DNS1 fields (can list them as primary and alternate DNS) and enter the IPs 2 and respectively correspond to Google. Alternatively you can put and corresponding to Cloudflare.

Then go and change the DNS for IPv6. Uncheck the automatic DNS configuration, click the manual configuration and replace them with 2001: 4860: 4860: 0: 0: 0: 0: 8888 and 2001: 4860: 4860: 0: 0: 0: 0: 8844 if Do you want to be with Google or 2606: 4700: 4700 :: 1111 and 2606: 4700: 4700 :: 1001 if you want to go with 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.

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