netflix proxy/unblocker false detection

Denys Fedoryshchenko nuclearcat at nuclearcat.com
Fri Jun 26 01:12:07 UTC 2020


On 2020-06-26 01:32, Mike Hammett wrote:
> IPv6?
> 
> -----

By some reason my smart TV doesn't use IPv6 for Netflix, even everything 
else in same network using it properly (even developed for ESP8266/ESP32 
- IPv6 enabled apps).

And what is worse:
"Netflix Kimberly
The Network settings is to check if it is in Automatic not specifically 
to search for VPN and Proxy in that area, but that is okay. Then please 
remember that IPv6 is not allowed and should be disabled. With all these 
done, please contact your Internet Service provider to get further 
clarification on this matter. I will send you an email with some other 
information to consult with XXXX. Please give me a moment to send it to 
you"

Honestly, this is very confusing suggestion from Netflix support (i have 
native ipv6!).
Looking to 
https://www.reddit.com/r/ipv6/comments/evv7r8/ipv6_and_netflix/ there is 
definitely some issues for other users too.

And final nail, local providers with OCA who does peering - don't 
provide IPv6 peering at all, and ISP i am using is too small to be 
qualified for OCA. Since bandwidth is very expensive here, it is no-go 
to push ipv6 and cutting off themself from cheaper(than "international 
capacity") OCA peering.
Still, i tried, in browser it seems worked, but anyway i'm not going to 
watch movies on my desktop, while i have 4k screen, and also there is 
tons of users who don't have IPv6 enabled routers (they just buy 
cheapest brand).


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