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[Beta] AB-Solution 1.08-beta2 is out!

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by thelonelycoder, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. thelonelycoder

    thelonelycoder Part of the Furniture

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    AB-Solution is now Diversion
    Please check the Diversion website for latest version and discussion link.

    Welcome to AB-Solution Ad-blocking and Dnsmasq logging!

    Please check the AB-Solution website for latest version and discussion link.

    ATTENTION: This beta version is known to cause problems for some users.
    I have taken this version off of the Server.
    Use v1.07 or v1.08-beta1 until the release of the next, much improved version.
    Thanks for testing!

    You have been warned.

    This version has the option to seamlessly install pixelserv-tls.
    It will do the following when installing:
    - Check if router Web-Interface runs on https
    - Install Entware, ca-certificates and pixelserv-tls
    - Previous installs of Entware will be replaced, a copy of the old install will be placed in the root directory of your USB device.
    - Requires a reboot of the router after install

    The important part:

    - Have Asuswrt-Merlin firmware installed on a supported router
    - Get more info's on the AB-Solution website: ab-solution.info
    - Router Web Interface needs to be set to HTTPS: Go to Administration/System and set 'Authentication Method' to HTTPS

    Browser download:
    (removed, wait for next release)


    Router download:
    Code:
    curl -O www.ab-solution.info/releases/beta2/ab-solution.sh
    or
    Code:
    wget  www.ab-solution.info/releases/beta2/ab-solution.sh
    Replace the existing ab-solution.sh with the beta version and start AB-Solution with:
    Code:
    sh /tmp/mnt/<your device>/ab-solution.sh
    And then start the pixelserv-tls install with (ip).
    Unless AB-Solution tells you, there is no need to upgrade AB-Solution if you are already running v1.07 or later.


    Release notes v1.08-beta2:

    - Added pixelserv-tls support
    - Added IPv6 support

    What I am interested in from beta testers:
    - Any errors you encounter, the /adblocking/logs/Pixelserv-install.log may help
    - For those with IPv6 (Native or not), how well does it work?
    - How's the ad experience now with pixelserve?

    Screenshot:
    [​IMG]
     
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  2. cybrnook

    cybrnook Senior Member

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    **Sharpens knives** :D

    Thanks for this
     
  3. thelonelycoder

    thelonelycoder Part of the Furniture

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    I'm eating a home baked cake now.
     
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  4. MariusB

    MariusB New Around Here

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    the .sh is beta 1, but the .zip has the beta 2.
     
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  5. thelonelycoder

    thelonelycoder Part of the Furniture

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    Thanks, corrected the browser link.
     
  6. Ubimo

    Ubimo Regular Contributor

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    What are the pros of using pixelserv-tls? I don't get it.
    Blocking with hosts is perfect. What can pixelserv-tls do? I know, its a tiny webserver which returns 1x1 gifs, but whats that good for?
     
  7. MariusB

    MariusB New Around Here

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    blocking https hosted ads
     
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  8. MariusB

    MariusB New Around Here

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    ran into a little issue, on 380.59 merlin, had to manually install entware-ng first to get entware to start. seems to be working so far.
    Thx for the great work!
     
  9. Patje

    Patje Regular Contributor

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    Thanx for the update,

    Unfortunately I can't open https://www.youtube.com anymore on OS X safari :(
    On Google Chrome it opens normally.


    kr.,
    Patrick
     
  10. thelonelycoder

    thelonelycoder Part of the Furniture

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    Check your post-mount file. It was likely replaced by the manual install of Entware.
    What does the install logfile say?
     
  11. Ubimo

    Ubimo Regular Contributor

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    How, or where can I test if pixlserv adblocking is working? (blocking https hosted ads)
     
  12. MariusB

    MariusB New Around Here

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    My Entware was turned into a .old
    here's my post-mount:

    # generated by AB-Solution 1.08-beta2
    if [ "$1" = "/tmp/mnt/RT-N66U" ] ; then
    ln -nsf $1/entware /tmp/opt
    sleep 2
    service restart_dnsmasq
    logger "AB-Solution added entries via post-mount"
    fi
     
  13. thelonelycoder

    thelonelycoder Part of the Furniture

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    Add this to your whitelist.txt file
    Code:
    youtube-ui.l.google.com
    Then run (p) in the menu.
     
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  14. Patje

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    Thanx mate,

    That did the trick
     
  15. MariusB

    MariusB New Around Here

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    I know this has been addressed before in an older post that suggested using DNSCrypt, but can this work alongside openvpn server running or will it screw with DNSMasq?
     
  16. thelonelycoder

    thelonelycoder Part of the Furniture

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    Look up your pixelserv stats with:
    <your routers ip>/servstats
    or
    <your routers ip>/servstats.txt
     
  17. MariusB

    MariusB New Around Here

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    seems to be working fine so far.
    Worth noting, i have ipv6 6rd and Ive bound webui to 8443
     
  18. thelonelycoder

    thelonelycoder Part of the Furniture

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    I'm running an OpenVPN Server on mine. No special mods necessary with my setup.
     
  19. MariusB

    MariusB New Around Here

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    Awesome, thx!
    Thanks for the prompt responses, it's much appreciated. I'll stop bothering you and let you finish your cake lol
     
  20. thelonelycoder

    thelonelycoder Part of the Furniture

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    Note that blocked IPv6 requests still go to :: and not pixelserv in this beta release. I try to get that working for the next release.
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2016