jackiechun

Regular Contributor
I also noticed there is a 4000 limit for wildcard blacklists.
 

consorts

Senior Member
curated whitelist ... 20 entries

the problem i run into, is short of learning how to use a sniffer,
i can not easily divine what url's are blocking my past time.
(i keep router url logging disabled to protect people's privacy)
useful referral/tracking links can often pass between 2-3 urls
before finally resolving to the target web page, and if some url
embedded in an app is being blocked, you are totally url blind.
 

jackiechun

Regular Contributor
the problem i run into, is short of learning how to use a sniffer,
i can not easily divine what url's are blocking my past time.
(i keep router url logging disabled to protect people's privacy)
useful referral/tracking links can often pass between 2-3 urls
before finally resolving to the target web page, and if some url
embedded in an app is being blocked, you are totally url blind.

This may help: https://github.com/anudeepND/whitelist/blob/master/domains/referral-sites.txt
 

TheLyppardMan

Very Senior Member
Something else is causing that on your router, Diversion doesn't do that, me and many others users are using Diversion on RT-AX88U without any issues.
Perhaps there was some conflict with something else then because as soon as I uninstalled Diversion, the problem became much less frequent, although not completely cured. However, it's largely academic now because I've sent the router back as the Wi-Fi was pretty weak and unstable, especially on the 2.4GHz band and also, Skynet wouldn't show any statistics in the GUI (just blank screens and the only way out was via the back button on my browser). I've got an RT-AC86U arriving tomorrow, so I'll see how I get on with that.
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
@TheLyppardMan, you may have been a bit too hasty with that return. :)

https://www.snbforums.com/threads/diversion-the-router-ad-blocker.48538/page-267#post-551248

There was also a silent update from @Adamm for the Skynet issue you saw. ;)

Between the RT-AX88U and the RT-AC86U, I saw a big uptake in network performance. There is no way I would even open that RT-AC86U box. :D

RT-AX88U Upgrade https://www.snbforums.com/threads/b...ta-is-now-available.60037/page-31#post-531024

Whatever you decide, make sure to report any issues and to also give the forum members here enough time to respond/acknowledge your concerns. You will be pleasantly surprised.

If you do decide to open the RT-AC86U to test it, give it a fighting chance by following the M&M Config and Nuclear Reset guides too. Don't be daunted by them; in half an hour or so you will have any Asus/RMerlin router to a good/known state and the real testing can begin.
 

Butterfly Bones

Very Senior Member
Between the RT-AX88U and the RT-AC86U, I saw a big uptake in network performance.
Stop that! Lalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalal.
Quit feeding the little red guy with horns and pitchfork on my left shoulder!
 

Stevens243

Regular Contributor
Stop that! Lalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalal.
Quit feeding the little red guy with horns and pitchfork on my left shoulder!
I agree fully. I don't even have any client devices that are AX capable and I do not need new router(s). WANTING them is entirely different and I don't need any motivation.
 

Skeptical.me

Very Senior Member
Here you go :

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/asaddon/Asads-Hosts/master/data/Diversion.txt

You'll need to use it as a Wildcard list in Diversion under el->3

The best method to use this list is with a single entry hosts list so that it doesn't mess with Diversion stats function.

Otherwise you can simply disable the Diversion hosts list by going to b->a->2->3 and disable the list.


Great list.

I added the list to el, 3 and added it as a hosts list for wc_blacklist and then my blocked domains in Diversion went from 580,000 down to 262,000. Is that normal?
 

TheLyppardMan

Very Senior Member
For every one that seems to have issues with Diversion pegging the CPU's at 100%, you may want to try this (if a clean install hasn't fixed it already).
  • Complete a forced update of Diversion.
  • Disable Diversion. Wait until the CPU cores are idle.
  • Disable Unbound (if you have it installed). Wait until the CPU cores are idle.
  • Disable Skynet (what? you don't have this installed?) :) . Wait until the CPU cores are idle.
  • Now, start Skynet and wait at least 2 minutes (it may be longer on non-HND routers). Again, the CPU cores are a good indication here, but the 2 minutes seems to be a minimum time to wait for Skynet to 'settle'.
  • Then, start Unbound. This 'wait' should be much shorter for idle CPUs.
  • Finally, start Diversion. Wait until the CPU cores are idle. This may take the longest (or not!).
At this point, everything should be 'synced' and working in harmony.

Please let us know how it works for you.
This could be very useful. One question though - if I'm starting again from scratch with a fresh install of amtm on a reformatted flashdrive, do you have a recommended sequence to install the scripts (I plan to have Skynet, Diversion, spdMerlin and ntpMerlin)? Your sequence above seems to suggest that I should start with Skynet. Also, if I decide to switch on AiProtection as well, should I do that before or after adding these scripts?
 

gattaca

Senior Member
No need to do that either, just use DNS FILTER on the router to make her device use any other third party DNS server instead of the router.

Absolutely simplest laymen's way (I think) your partner can have all her ads, malware and other "stuff" and you drop the ads. :) Honestly, my wife's been complaining a bit with Diversion blocking stuff, but she found workarounds or either I whitelisted the sites or I'm going to put her in the DNS Filter.

That's one good thing about using NextDNS + Diversion/Skynet.. with that setting she still gets "filtered" just maybe not as much and I can change that easily.

All you "unmarried" guys laugh... but "if mama ain't happy, nobody's gonna be happy" is the most sound advice you will EVER receive - besides maybe staying single until you get that one.. :)

Just my .02.
 
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gattaca

Senior Member
^^^ Just turn that old tired AC86U into a WAP at the other end of the house and give that shiny new AX88U a place front and center! ... or sell it on eBay (you can get $100 USD or so if in good condition and more with the box...) , or give/sell it to the in-laws... ;)

Sidenote: I hardcoded my AC86U to turn those CPUWAITs OFF... so she's as fast as she's gonna get.. but it cannot complete with twice the number of pCORES (4 vs 2) in the AX88U for running lots of stuff like our amtm toys + it's day job. :)

BTW, in laymen's terms, the more stuff you run (OpenVPN, amtm scripts, Diversion, Pixelserv, Skynet, ...) the more your performance will benefit from having more cores.. to execute all those processes.

@L&LD those stats are impressive - enough to coax me into listing the AX88U in camel,camel,camel to monitor the amazon price! Bad news is has not dipped really since "black friday" :( -> RT-AX88U Upgrade https://www.snbforums.com/threads/b...ta-is-now-available.60037/page-31#post-531024
 
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Asad Ali

Very Senior Member
Great list.

I added the list to el, 3 and added it as a hosts list for wc_blacklist and then my blocked domains in Diversion went from 580,000 down to 262,000. Is that normal?

This shouldn't happen but since I don't use such large lists I'm not quite sure.
The first thing to check is if you still have all the hosts list enabled in "b".

BTW it's totally counterproductive to use my list with such a large number of blocked domains because it's quite possible that your list already includes all the domains/subdomains my list blocks. I created this list to use it as a pure wildcard blocking list and I don't use any other hosts lists in Diversion so all my blocking is handled by the WC list alone.
 

Aldione

Occasional Visitor
When i install Download Master + Diversion, show me an error, why i cant install both? I use Download Master on a HDD and Diversion on a Pen Driver.

Someone can help me?
 

a5m

Regular Contributor
This shouldn't happen but since I don't use such large lists I'm not quite sure.
The first thing to check is if you still have all the hosts list enabled in "b".

BTW it's totally counterproductive to use my list with such a large number of blocked domains because it's quite possible that your list already includes all the domains/subdomains my list blocks. I created this list to use it as a pure wildcard blocking list and I don't use any other hosts lists in Diversion so all my blocking is handled by the WC list alone.
For us noobs who don't know what we're doing but like to think we do, could you list the exact steps (if you remember) to get your setup from a 'default' Diversion install with Standard+ Hosts List?

I think I know what to do but just want to make sure. Thank you in advance :)
 

Asad Ali

Very Senior Member
When i install Download Master + Diversion, show me an error, why i cant install both? I use Download Master on a HDD and Diversion on a Pen Driver.

Someone can help me?

Download Master uses Optware and Diversion standard uses Entware and they both are not compatible with each other. What you can do is instead of using download manager use Transmission from Entware repo.
 

Aldione

Occasional Visitor
Download Master uses Optware and Diversion standard uses Entware and they both are not compatible with each other. What you can do is instead of using download manager use Transmission from Entware repo.

Ok, but when i try to install Transmision, is too complicate for me, when i download something, it say Error, not space. And i dont know why because i have 1TB
 

Asad Ali

Very Senior Member
For us noobs who don't know what we're doing but like to think we do, could you list the exact steps (if you remember) to get your setup from a 'default' Diversion install with Standard+ Hosts List?

I think I know what to do but just want to make sure. Thank you in advance :)

Since Diversion is not designed (yet) to only support WC hosts list you need to use a single entry host list with the WC list I posted above so that Diversion doesn't give you any warnings.

But if you're okay with the warning ( it doesn't interfere with the blocking part) you can disable all your current hosts lists in b>1>2>3

And add the WC list in el>3.
 

Asad Ali

Very Senior Member
Ok, but when i try to install Transmision, is too complicate for me, when i download something, it say Error, not space. And i dont know why because i have 1TB

Is your 1TB drive using ext filesystem?
You can't install Entware packages on FAT32/NTFS drive.
 

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