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An Explanation about VPN's and DNS-other Members Request

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by finalanswer, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. finalanswer

    finalanswer Newbie

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    Cindy,

    Typically your ISP has their own DNS servers that connects to other DNS servers both upstream and downstream (think of as your standing on the bank or a river/stream and you look up the river and see a house and you look down the river and see a house and the only way a house can pass a signal to each other is through you. So you get the info too.

    Your ISP gives you, generally two DNS addresses that you save in windoze (if you use M$ products). Those DNS are mostly poorly maintained and when you can't connect to a website, the ISP blames you, when in actual fact the ISP's DNS can't find the website for you. Even if you complain, it's difficult to prove, but it can be done, in the end not worth the effort.

    So to get around a bad DNS server, pick more reliable one on the Net. 4.2.2.1 (I think is a Verizon server that is way upstream and has to be more reliable. There are others, just do a G. search for "reliable DNS servers" (without quotes). Actually that's what your ISP wants you to do anyway, so you are no longer a support headache for them and they keep you as a customer and take your money while providing less service (that's one of the ISP games).

    If you want a VPN solution, iOpushas one called iPig (ya that's the name). It's free to use but you get limited bandwidth and works over wireless, not just at home but anywhere. If just have to do a G. search for VPN (Virtual Private Network) services. You'll see varying price ranges, but the best thing is all data streams to and from your computer are encrypted.

    This typically only applies to North America, but you can't export data encryption technology (I think it's still 128bit) to specific countries in the world. Well some of the VPN services use 256bit encryption and by taking your laptop to a banned country you are essentially exporting technology.

    If you don't travel out of North America, ignore what I said in the last paragraph.

    Now, bandwidth shaping occurs, because the ISP and read data packets to your computer and torrents and p2p have specific patterns. So they can immediately identify you and limit your bandwidth. Know that a VPN is not really protection against being sued, as I'm sure if the company was asked to rollover by some "suits" they would. You want to know if the VPN service keeps log files etc and for how long. I think iPig says they do keep files, but they can't be associated with your account with them.

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  2. BruceW4yne

    BruceW4yne Newbie

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    Well, I think I can speak for everyone when I say this was both an informative and entertaining read. Thanks for the tip, finalanswer. ;)