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Napsterbater

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Cloudflare Blocked on Free Tunnels now?
« on: December 04, 2017, 03:18:34 PM »

So I was investigating issue with cloudflare not being able to reach my origin servers via IPv6 of which I have a Hurricane Electric tunnel for. The response I got from IPv6@he.net was that it is now blocked for free tunnels.

When was this change made? And I get this is a free service but seems odd that only cloudflare is blocked and not hosting in general.
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Re: Cloudflare Blocked on Free Tunnels now?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 05:24:35 PM »

Months ago.
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Re: Cloudflare Blocked on Free Tunnels now?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 06:01:21 PM »

This doesn't affect me, so I don't really care, but what's the reasoning behind it?
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Re: Cloudflare Blocked on Free Tunnels now?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 07:31:59 AM »

This doesn't affect me, so I don't really care, but what's the reasoning behind it?
I'd like to know to ogcourse I am affected. But since they're not blocking hosting in general and only cloudflare if anything that increases the traffic since cloudflare cache anything or absorbs any DDOS's.

And again I do get it's a free service so I don't have too much to complain about but just curious.
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Re: Cloudflare Blocked on Free Tunnels now?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 07:36:26 AM »

We don't really discuss internal policy decisions.
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Re: Cloudflare Blocked on Free Tunnels now?
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2017, 08:23:01 AM »

My main experience with cloudflare is when somebody usurped my projects DNS and put cloudflare in front of my machine.  This: compromised security, compromised performance, compromised security, and made me unable to SSH to my machine.  Cloudflare filled in dummy wildcard records based on an internet draft.  At one point, a DNS lookup on a name got an A record and a CNAME record (but a cache might have been involved).

We are no longer using cloudflare.

(I then tried Amazon's DNS.  They don't do SOA serial numbers.)
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Re: Cloudflare Blocked on Free Tunnels now?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2017, 01:54:33 PM »

rec'd the same reply about cloudflare being blocked. Spent days with cloudflare support going over pcaps etc. It's a shame as cloudflare worked exceptionally well as a ipv4 to ipv6 proxy but I can't blame HE as I suspect someone was abusing CF/HE. FWIW last I checked alternate CF ports were still working whether by design or they were missed by HE
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Re: Cloudflare Blocked on Free Tunnels now?
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 02:55:31 PM »

FWIW last I checked alternate CF ports were still working whether by design or they were missed by HE
Until now/soon I bet.
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Re: Cloudflare Blocked on Free Tunnels now?
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2017, 03:18:50 PM »

lol. I thought about that before posting but honestly if HE did miss those ports I would prefer they close them rather than taking even more aggressive actions if CF proxies are causing them technical or legal issues.

**edit I actually mentioned the unblocked ports to HE on Nov 8th.
« Last Edit: December 06, 2017, 03:22:47 PM by JRMTL »
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