adding twitch.tv doesn't block twitch

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    rotblitz (Edited )

    I just run a trace of DNS lookups when visiting Twitch, and adding twitch.tv to the "always block" list should sufficiently block it.  Your problem seems to be of a different nature.

    If "Yes" to all of the above and still having troubles with blocking Twitch, copy & paste the complete plain text output of the following diagnostic commands to here:

    nslookup -type=txt debug.opendns.com.
    nslookup www.twitch.tv.

     

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    kwheeler1

    I am having the same problem.  I added twitch.tv a while back and it was blocked, but I noticed in the past few days that it is no longer being blocked.

    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.17134.885]
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    C:\Users\kirkw>nslookup -type=txt debug.opendns.com.
    Server: resolver1.opendns.com
    Address: 208.67.222.222

    Non-authoritative answer:
    debug.opendns.com text =

    "server m49.nyc"
    debug.opendns.com text =

    "flags 40020 0 70 180000000000000000007950800000000000000"
    debug.opendns.com text =

    "originid 0"
    debug.opendns.com text =

    "actype 0"
    debug.opendns.com text =

    "source 100.38.134.4:51405"

    C:\Users\kirkw>nslookup www.twitch.tv.
    Server: resolver1.opendns.com
    Address: 208.67.222.222

    Non-authoritative answer:
    Name: twitch.map.fastly.net
    Address: 151.101.22.167
    Aliases: www.twitch.tv


    C:\Users\kirkw>

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    rotblitz

    Your problem is covered by the second question I asked above.  Didn't you check this?

    So, the problem is that your IP address 100.38.134.4 is not registered at https://dashboard.opendns.com/settings/, therefore your dashboard settings do not take effect.  Ensure that you run an Updater and that this Updater always does its job.

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    kwheeler1

    I manually changed my network address on OpenDNS site and blocking resumed.  I do have the updater running and when I check it says my IP is being updated, but the IP is not changing at OpenDNS when I login to my account.  I manually changed the IP again this morning.

    I believe the problem is that the updater is not keeping my IP current on the OpenDNS servers.  How can I troubleshoot this?

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    rotblitz (Edited )

    Please note that the official Updater works only if the PC is running where it is installed on, and that the user who has installed it must be logged on on this PC.  If one of these prerequisites is not given, it does not work.  You had to use another update client then.

    To further troubleshoot, navigate in explorer to "%APPDATA%\OpenDNS Updater" where you find a file log.txt.  Don't open it with Notepad, but with e.g. Wordpad, because it is in Unix format.  You also can look into the file ipupdateslog.txt.

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    kwheeler1 (Edited )

    I am logged into the computer running Updater and I log into the computer regularly.

    The Updater shows it is updating ("last updated / less than a minute ago.") but the last entry in ipupdateslog.txt if from 4/19/2019 almost 4 months ago.  

     

    I am going to uninstall/reinstall the Updater.

    * * * * *

    Reinstalled and ipupdateslog.txt was not showing any updates.

    I deleted the file and relaunceh the Updater, noting in the file yet but at the moment my IP is correct on your servers.

    I'll keep better watch on it and hopefully the uninstall/reinstall has corrected my problem.

     

    QUESTION: Is there an Updater version that runs as a service on Windows? 

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    rotblitz

    "my IP is correct on your servers."

    No, not my servers!!!  You're talking to other users like you here, not to staff!

    "Reinstalled and ipupdateslog.txt was not showing any updates."

    Check the Updater's log.txt and the log of your Windows built-in firewall if the Updater is prevented from reaching out to the internet.  Also right-click the systray icon to display the IP updates history there.

    "QUESTION: Is there an Updater version that runs as a service on Windows?"

    Yes, there is: Marc's Updater
    This was the original official OpenDNS Updater ten or more years ago.

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    kwheeler1

    Yeah, I knew that.

    The IP Updates History from the tray icon is empty.

    I'll give Marc's Updater a try later today.

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