Originally Posted by r_mac
Does anyone know how this measure will be implemented on a technical level? I am aware of a similar block in Denmark, but this can be circumvented simply by changing the DNS settings on your PC to OpenDNS
or something similar.
Is Eircom not doing something similar already with the block of TPB?
I don't know if theres some sort of packet-sniffing going on but I'm on Eircom using OpenDNS and still see the block in place if I attempt to connect to ThePirateBay. Not sure how this is possible since I have OpenDNS servers only in my router config and I have set up the ethernet connection manually on my computer also using their DNS servers, yet a quick traceroute diagnostic to OpenDNS shows this:
1 10.0.0.1 (10.0.0.1)
2 b-ras2.cld.dublin.eircom.net (22.214.171.124)
3 ge-1-1-8.pe1.cld.cld-dbn.eircom.net (126.96.36.199)
4 tenge-2-1-1.core1.bdt.core.eircom.net (188.8.131.52)
5 tenge-1-2-1.pe1.thn.the-thn.eircom.net (184.108.40.206)
6 ge7-1-0.corea.thn.london.eircom.net (220.127.116.11)
7 gi0-2.rtr1.lon.opendns.com (18.104.22.168)
8 resolver2.opendns.com (22.214.171.124)
A bit off topic from Irish SOPA I realize, but still pretty relevant in the grand scheme of things. Maybe there is simply a problem in my setup.. however I can't see where it could be.