The great Netflix vpn debacle!

Mike Hammett nanog at
Tue Aug 31 23:35:03 UTC 2021

"on you home router" 

Is that still common anymore? 

Mike Hammett 
Intelligent Computing Solutions 


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From: "Mark Andrews" <marka at> 
To: "Bryan Holloway" <bryan at> 
Cc: nanog at 
Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2021 5:15:18 PM 
Subject: Re: The great Netflix vpn debacle! 

Force the traffic to these companies to use IPv6. Advise your customers that 
you are doing this, why you are doing this and what steps they need to take 
to enable IPv6 on their equipment. Your customers can’t be in a worse position. 

"Dear customer, 
if you want to reach … you will need to enable IPv6 support in 
your home network. The world ran out of enough IPv4 for everyone several years 
back and we have been sharing IPv4 between customers to allow you to reach IPv4 
only sites. The afore mentioned companies are now blocking IPv4 connections from 
ISPs that have to share IPv4 addresses. To give you a better service we are 
blocking IPv4 connections to these companies so you will get a more reliable service 
over IPv6. 

For instructions on how to enable IPv6 connectivity on you home router see this 
page …. 

If your home router does not support IPv6 you will need to upgrade it to one that does." 

> On 1 Sep 2021, at 06:36, Bryan Holloway <bryan at> wrote: 
> Thanks, Owen ... good point. 
> Now hearing reports for these same prefixes with Disney+ too. 
> So the common denominators are: 
> HBO 
> Hulu 
> Netflix 
> Amazon Prime 
> Disney+ 
> ... there has _got_ to be some new-fangled DB somewhere. This all started in the last month or so. 
> All of our RR objects, whois, DNS is solid ... dehr? 
> Fun times. 
> On 8/31/21 9:16 PM, Owen DeLong wrote: 
> [snip] 
>> Geolocate and VPN or Not are often kind of tied to the same kinds of reporting services and it may well be that whatever provider HBO is using for one is also being used for the other. 
>> Owen 

Mark Andrews, ISC 
1 Seymour St., Dundas Valley, NSW 2117, Australia 
PHONE: +61 2 9871 4742 INTERNET: marka at 

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