netflix proxy/unblocker false detection
gtaylor at tnetconsulting.net
Fri Jun 26 22:25:06 UTC 2020
On 6/26/20 3:21 PM, William Herrin wrote:
> Hi Grant,
> Philosophically, Netflix agrees with you.
My interactions with and observations of Netflix make me want to
disagree with you.
> Unfortunately they have to keep the studios happy or many of their
> content contracts evaporate.
I fail to see how me watching a video at my address on file, which
matches my CC's address on file, which matches the GeoIP region for my
IPv4 address becomes invalidated because I'm using IPv6.
There is nothing to stop Netflix from probing a mixture of IPv4 and IPv6
during the same video playing session. Thus they could correlate the
IPv6 with the IPv4 which correlates with my CC which correlates with my
address on file.
I firmly believe that Netflix /could/ solve IPv6 playback, even through
VPN, if they wanted to. I completely believe that Netflix is capable of
solving this. I also completely believe that Netflix doesn't give a
REDACTED and chooses to ignore this problem.
Instead, they choose to foist the problem onto other parties. Or pass
> And too many content owners care very much where you are right this
Nope. I disagree.
I can just as easily extend my IPv4 address through a VPN as I can an
IPv6 address. -- Performance may suffer, but that's a different issue.
I can use my home's IPv4 address, which is GeoIP located to the same
area as my home which matches my CC billing address, can be used
anywhere in the world.
So ... if I can use my IPv4 address outside of where Netflix thinks that
I am at, why is my IPv6 address any different?
I completely believe that there are technical solutions to this problem.
I also completely agree that Netflix is choosing to ignore them.
> Because they are unreasonable luddites who think that geographic
> monopolies make good business sense.
As stated above, where the Luddites, or Netflix as their agent, thinks
my IP is located is actually divorced from where I am really watching
from. Or at least can be.
Grant. . . .
unix || die
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