1. Abbas_Zaini

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    Then there's gotta be something wrong because it's happening over and over all of a sudden.
     
  2. Cyan

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    if they are down, you don't have internet access.
    if they are not filtering anymore (maybe default setup is "no filters" instead of "no access" like when openDNS website is down) then everything pass and you get the update.
    it depends how the default filtering method is configured, and like said on first post : the filtered list can change without notice.

    the owner can just decide to stop serving these filters, or block other URLs without notice.
    It's great to have someone helping others, but if you want a perfect solution you should set your URL blocking yourself (local proxy, or deleting the update folder)
    relying on someone else for security is not recommended, as good the intention is from that user. (I'm not criticizing, just pointing it's always safer to manage things yourself)

    note that you can update your console if you already have haxchi installed.
    and even if you don't and the console update itself, the current version (5.5.2) can still be hacked.
     
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    Who is your ISP? Is there any chance that they're intercepting all DNS queries and redirecting them to their own resolvers? I know this is real a problem with some of the less friendly providers (usually just cell companies, but some cable providers too). If that's the case for what is going on, you won't be able to use DNS blocking to protect your Wii U unless you host your own blocking servers inside your home network.
     
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    you are right, I didn't thought about providers hijacking the user's DNS setting.
    but it seems it worked fine so far for him. Could the ISP only do it randomly?

    if his ISP is forcing its own DNS server, he can always follow the guide to remove the update folder from the console. I think it's a good alternative and it works without the need of a computer or remote server.
     
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    They may have recently started dabbling in the DNS hijacking. Previously it had been an issue almost exclusively with cell providers and non-US cable/DSL providers. But now that net neutrality is out the window, I'd expect that it can and will be a problem just about everywhere soon enough, since there's money to be made by capturing DNS and returning your own results when there's an NXDOMAIN reply.

    While I have no intentions of discontinuing this service, I'm not sure how much faith I'd be putting in anything except a local block such as you have suggested.
     
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    I totally agree with you, that's why I did what I did, and my ISP is non-US, actually it's Earthlinktele-Iraq, and you might be right because during the last year I had a different ISP -Asiacell Iraq , and I had no problems until I had to switch to the current one.
    Thanks a lot, it kept my console safe for all that time.
     
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