Preventative update blocking

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by tan-tan, May 5, 2016.

  1. tan-tan
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    After getting the exploit set up for my WiiU, I changed my router settings to block the NUS urls (listed in one of the stickies) to prevent any future updates. I noticed that I can still access the eshop, though. Doesn't blacklisting those urls prevent eshop access as well? It just makes me wonder if the blacklisting is working correctly. How can I be sure?
     
  2. piratesephiroth

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    eshop still works
     
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    Ah, I see. Is there something I can access from the console to be sure that the blacklisting is working properly?
     
  4. kingraa777

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    Wait not with tubehax it doesn't you have that right ?
     
  5. tan-tan
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    No, I blacklisted these URLs to nintendo's update servers in my wireless router. From what I understand, Tubehax can be rather unreliable.
    • nus.c.shop.nintendowifi.net
    • nus.cdn.c.shop.nintendowifi.net
    • nus.cdn.shop.wii.com
    • nus.cdn.wup.shop.nintendo.net
    • nus.wup.shop.nintendo.net
    • c.shop.nintendowifi.net
    • cbvc.cdn.nintendo.net
    • cbvc.nintendo.net
     
  6. kingraa777

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    Get tubehax DNS sorted just to be sure
     
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    Perfect! Thanks <3
     
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    Won't that block 3DS updates as well?
     
  9. Rail Fighter

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    Why Tubehax can be unreliable?

    I throught it was impossible to update while it is enabled.
     
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    The stuff maintaining the DNS can go down at random, iirc. someone correct me if not
     
  11. piratesephiroth

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    yeah the safest option is to block the urls
     
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    Related, I set up a OpenDNS based DNS that blocks updates, and it does show both eShop and System Update as "Unable to connect to server". However, there isn't an "x" by the download icon. Is this a bad thing?
     
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    huh, well I'm on 5.5.1, and normally (with TubeHax and URL blocking) I cannot access the eShop, but with nuu-patcher it allows me to access the eShop.
    I assume it bypasses the version check and the blocked URLs (although temporarily, obviously).
     
  16. Rail Fighter

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    Sure, but in this case, if the Wii U is configured to use the DNS, i through it would just be unable to connect to the internet.
     
  17. piratesephiroth

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    I think it will then just try to use the default DNS used by the network.
     
  18. Rail Fighter

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    Can someone confirm this? Just accessing wiiubru.com and having Tubehax is way more convenient than other measures.
     
  19. Slartibartfast42

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    No TubeHax is much safer. Url blocking does you no good when you go to someone else's house.

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    umm no it wont
     
  20. hmp22

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    Blocking in router and using tubehax DNS until we get a definitive answer for this. But I can't imagine the Wii U would override your DNS settings temporarily to auto-obtain for no reason