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Recent Comments

New comment on Don’t use RouterOS DHCP lease scripts to manage DNS:

Thomas Jensen

There are lots of scripts out there; this one is simple, easy to read, and does the job. Thanks :)

New comment on You don’t want to be on Cloudflare’s naughty list:

Daniel Aleksandersen

> If your ISP uses CG-NAT […]

It does not.

New comment on You don’t want to be on Cloudflare’s naughty list:

moseph

If your ISP uses CG-NAT your IP address is shared with several other end users. This can cause cloudflare to be a little less than welcoming towards you as well.

New comment on You don’t want to be on Cloudflare’s naughty list:

Anonymous

> See the discussion with the CEO of Cloudflare on Hacker News:

Unless I missed something, all that is said in that is that of the bot was hosted on the platform of the partner, they would notify that partner to try to shut it down. (Basically just an automated abuse complaint)

"If the infrastructure provider hosting the bot is part of the Bandwidth Alliance, we’ll share the bot’s IP address so they can shutdown the bot completely"

Shouldn't apply to you at all since the bandwidth alliance doesn't include residential ISPs, and that was just about shutting down abusers. It looks like the CEO of CF responded too saying they never went ahead with it anyway. Thanks for responding and your article!

New comment on Review: Aqara indoor climate sensor (for home automation):

Anonymous

The Aqara sensors are trash! I tried using them with my generic hub and they would drop out after a week. I had six of them so I also grabbed the Aqara hub hoping that would fix things. Alas no improvement!

New comment on Review: Aqara indoor climate sensor (for home automation):

John

Everyone recommends these but they don't work! They're so cheap and alluring that people keeps buying them, though. "Just imaging what I could do with temperature data in my home assistant!!" Not much if it doesn't work reliably.

New comment on You don’t want to be on Cloudflare’s naughty list:

Anonymous

This happened to me about three months ago. It lasted for a little over a week and then just went away. It was super annoying! Cloudflare has too much power!!

New comment on You don’t want to be on Cloudflare’s naughty list:

Daniel Aleksandersen

> that's not what the bandwidth alliance is at all.

See the discussion with the CEO of Cloudflare on Hacker News:

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=32914386

New comment on You don’t want to be on Cloudflare’s naughty list:

Anonymous

For what it's worth, that's not what the bandwidth alliance is at all. It's just about lowering or eliminating data transfer costs between providers like AWS and Cloudflare. Nothing to do with sharing of IP Reputation or anything

New comment on You don’t want to be on Cloudflare’s naughty list:

Daniel Aleksandersen

> Check if you made it here https://www.abuseipdb.com/ if so, they tell you what naughty thing you did

I did check when this happened and didn’t find anything anywhere for my IP.

> For example so many RSS feeds are blocked on sites that use Cloudflare. These are public resources that are designed to be scraped by bots.

That’s the same issue as with podcasts. I’m more surprised it affected so many random apps on my phone. I guess everyone relies on Cloudflare for hosting anything nowadays.

> Scan your computer for malware […].

I log network and DNS requests. Nothing out of the ordinary.

> Restart your modem and see if your ISP gives you a new IP address.

My ISP reissues the same IP address until they eventually reboot the equipment on their end. I’d have to switch ISP to get a different IP.