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#951 March 17

Adnan
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Re: Lebanese lira to USD exchange

The websites are banned but the usual apps still work

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#952 March 20

alifawaz99
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Re: Lebanese lira to USD exchange

Hybrid wrote:

I don't live in Lebanon anymore, so I'm just wondering how did they ban these sites? Was it by IP or DNS ?

I think it's by DNS. Someone should try using Google DNS, guys.

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#953 March 21

xazbrat
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Re: Lebanese lira to USD exchange

alifawaz99 wrote:
Hybrid wrote:

I don't live in Lebanon anymore, so I'm just wondering how did they ban these sites? Was it by IP or DNS ?

I think it's by DNS. Someone should try using Google DNS, guys.

I am using google's dns at home and I can't reach the sites.  I switched to Cloudflare and same issue.  Easily bypassed with a basic VPN though---pretty sure almost everyone here has one.

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#954 March 24

alifawaz99
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Re: Lebanese lira to USD exchange

xazbrat wrote:
alifawaz99 wrote:
Hybrid wrote:

I don't live in Lebanon anymore, so I'm just wondering how did they ban these sites? Was it by IP or DNS ?

I think it's by DNS. Someone should try using Google DNS, guys.

I am using google's dns at home and I can't reach the sites.  I switched to Cloudflare and same issue.  Easily bypassed with a basic VPN though---pretty sure almost everyone here has one.

Oh, so they may be using IP filtering. That's terrible.

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#955 March 24

DNA
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Re: Lebanese lira to USD exchange

alifawaz99 wrote:
xazbrat wrote:
alifawaz99 wrote:

I think it's by DNS. Someone should try using Google DNS, guys.

I am using google's dns at home and I can't reach the sites.  I switched to Cloudflare and same issue.  Easily bypassed with a basic VPN though---pretty sure almost everyone here has one.

Oh, so they may be using IP filtering. That's terrible.

there are lots of ways to censor sites not just dns or ip filtering

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#956 March 25

elserge82
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Re: Lebanese lira to USD exchange

DNA wrote:
alifawaz99 wrote:
xazbrat wrote:

I am using google's dns at home and I can't reach the sites.  I switched to Cloudflare and same issue.  Easily bypassed with a basic VPN though---pretty sure almost everyone here has one.

Oh, so they may be using IP filtering. That's terrible.

there are lots of ways to censor sites not just dns or ip filtering

Like what?? I totally agree with alifawaz99 it's ip filtering/acl .

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#957 March 25

DNA
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Re: Lebanese lira to USD exchange

elserge82 wrote:
DNA wrote:
alifawaz99 wrote:

Oh, so they may be using IP filtering. That's terrible.

there are lots of ways to censor sites not just dns or ip filtering

Like what?? I totally agree with alifawaz99 it's ip filtering/acl .

What makes you so sure? based on what?

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#958 March 26

elserge82
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Re: Lebanese lira to USD exchange

DNA wrote:
elserge82 wrote:
DNA wrote:

there are lots of ways to censor sites not just dns or ip filtering

Like what?? I totally agree with alifawaz99 it's ip filtering/acl .

What makes you so sure? based on what?

I use 4 different Wans at home using Adguard DNS  with 4 different dns sources not local . My dns traffic is also secured and encrypted. Not to mention that the cert for the site i'm trying to reach is valid.
Nothing worked except using my Vpn connection. En-light me please if I'm missing something.

Thank you

Regards

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#959 March 26

DNA
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Re: Lebanese lira to USD exchange

elserge82 wrote:
DNA wrote:
elserge82 wrote:

Like what?? I totally agree with alifawaz99 it's ip filtering/acl .

What makes you so sure? based on what?

I use 4 different Wans at home using Adguard DNS  with 4 different dns sources not local . My dns traffic is also secured and encrypted. Not to mention that the cert for the site i'm trying to reach is valid.
Nothing worked except using my Vpn connection. En-light me please if I'm missing something.

Thank you

Regards

So you tested DNS which us rarely the case when blocking websites even in small companies let alone ISPs

It is impossible they IP block websites for simple reasons, like virtual hosts that is several websites usually share same public IP so blocking the IP means you block several unrelated websites or services.
and also because cloudflare like services which makes this an issue.

they all block by packet inspection and filtering simplest is through layer7, am not sure here what equipment software they use

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#960 March 27

alifawaz99
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Re: Lebanese lira to USD exchange

elserge82 wrote:
DNA wrote:
elserge82 wrote:

Like what?? I totally agree with alifawaz99 it's ip filtering/acl .

What makes you so sure? based on what?

I use 4 different Wans at home using Adguard DNS  with 4 different dns sources not local . My dns traffic is also secured and encrypted. Not to mention that the cert for the site i'm trying to reach is valid.
Nothing worked except using my Vpn connection. En-light me please if I'm missing something.

Thank you

Regards

Yeah that's why I suspect it's IP filtering or layer 7 packet inspection as DNA suggested.
Back in the 2015 'ish years they had used DNS-based filtering which was easily bypassed by using a public DNS. Now it's not the case.
We don't want to have a censored internet like Saudi Arabia or Iran, that's because I've tried it before and it's terrible.

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