backbones filtering unsanctioned sites

Robert McKay robert at mckay.com
Fri Feb 10 11:47:21 UTC 2017


On 2017-02-10 04:18, Ken Chase wrote:
> https://torrentfreak.com/internet-backbone-provider-cogent-blocks-pirate-bay-and-other-pirate-sites-170209/
> 
> /kc

Strange indeed.. but they forgot to ban it on IPv6 - maybe they're 
trying to push IPv6 adoption!

Banning any Cloudflare hosted sites by IP is particularly ineffective 
because it doesn't really matter which cloudflare IP you connect to as 
long as you present the right SNI name and HTTP Host header.. basically 
just add www.thepiratebay.org to your hosts file and point it at any 
other cloudflare IP.. like they banned 104.31.18.30 so change it to 
104.31.18.31 and ban evaded.

Rob



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