Protection by Command Prompt and Changing DNS ServerAdded: Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
Category: About Torrents > Staying Safe And Secure
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The web is full of descriptions on how to bypass the Internet censoring suggested by the US government. Since many users and industry observers like Drew Wilson agree that people should have a right to protect themselves from probably unconstitutional legislation, below are a couple more methods you can use to circumvent the website filtering.
This works in Windows operating system. There you can open up command prompt (if you don’t know that is that and where to find the tool, refer to Windows Help) and type in “ping [required domain name]”. By doing this you will easily obtain a server IP address to use it in future, even if the domain name is blocked.
As you can understand, it requires no installation or downloading of any content, since command prompt is integrated into Windows, so you will use software you already have on your PC. This method can be called the fastest way to protect yourself from censorship. It is also the easiest one – technically, you will need just one command to obtain what you are looking for. On the other hand, there are a few disadvantages of using this tool. First of all, you have to obtain the data you are after through command prompt before the domain in question is filtered. In addition, you can only obtain one IP address at a time when using this method. Finally, if the site in question changes IP address for its server, you will consequently lose access to the website unless you obtain the new address as well.
Changing DNS Server
Since censoring DNS servers is the main part of the suggested PROTECT IP Act, you may come to a conclusion that only DNS servers residing in the United States will be affected. Therefore, you can always use a DNS server from abroad, like ones used by overseas Internet service providers. After changing your DNS server, you will be no longer relying on a server which can be blocked by the American government or corporate interests.
This method also requires no additional installation or downloading of any software, since everything you will need is on your PC already. The solution is a few menu clicks away and can always be changed again in future without too much hassle. However, using this method can cause a security risk to your PC if you don’t perform things properly. In addition, it is currently difficult to obtain DNS server IP addresses surely available for the nearest future. Nor there’s any guarantee that broadband providers won’t start blocking such activity of their subscribers.
August 16th,2011Posted by:
Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
|posted by (2011-08-16 18:42:33)|
|hmm i wonder if that would work with the mobile broadband dongles |
Thanks for the info, as ever informative, cheers SaM
|posted by (2011-08-16 18:49:24)|
|well imo if dont know anything about dns ect dotn ever try chance your own dns|
|Set your DNS in your ROUTER. If you don't know how to do that you shouldn't be on here. OpenDNS is the most popular and performs very well. Also changing your DNS is very important with PPTP VPN's, as they will still use your ISP's DNS otherwise. OpenVPN protocol will not.|
|posted by (2011-08-17 00:53:17)|
|@dslbandit, don't be so bloody patronising! lol. "Set your DNS in your ROUTER. If you don't know how to do that you shouldn't be on here." This is ET the best place to be, let's help those who don't know. We all started somewhere not knowing!|
|@D4T4 kudos! We were all newbies once and needed help. Hell things change so fast we all need help at times!|
|If you are so stupid that you cannot handle basic prerequisite tasks because you're too lazy to research and teach yourself, then you are a lawsuit waiting to happen. Grow up.|
|grow up has nothing to do with it ......|
if everyone is like you damn !
just be friendly and give him a way to learn it and set it up himself.
btw Grow up have some lil respect 4 others will you!
|posted by (2011-08-17 17:28:52)|
|why not use hide ip or free hotspot|
|I'm sorry, kiss my what? I don't take advice from in-bred morons still sucking on their mother's tit.|
|posted by (2011-08-18 02:22:34)|
|lmao who else thinks dslbandit is more of a assbandit?|
|old school tricks|
|posted by (2011-08-19 17:28:23)|
|@dslbandit, i hope your not aiming your sarcasm at me mate, i was mearly expressing my curisoity at clients of mine who have mobile broadband|
|@dslbandit, and you were born to do computers by nature? Yeah Right |
Looking at ur avatar, it tells all. Age 15. A script kiddie, Etc. Staring at your own superior ass, and dissing those whose in here for help? Not giving any help to others? I'll bet you're proud to be a redneck?
IMHO this community is for all of us whose interested in SHARING, which includes of sharing information to those who do not know. Sorry for bursting out, but some types of people just get me over the edge.
|posted by (2011-08-20 16:16:49)|
|@Foxyzone51 - LOL!! redneck, u joker, think its funny myself, bet if he met someone in the REAL WORLD and spoke like that he'd get merked lol||
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