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dave14305

Part of the Furniture
Diversion is working flawlessly in my AC86U with 384.16 merlin FW installed but I have a question about DoT, which I am using. I am still being able to see all queries from Dnsmasq on SSH client, on Diversion. Pardon me if this is an obvious one but should'nt it be encrypted and not visible from the log?

Thanks in advance.
The encryption is only from Stubby out to the internet to your chosen DoT servers. The DNS traffic from your LAN to dnsmasq and dnsmasq to Stubby is not encrypted. Diversion works within dnsmasq, so it is logging the queries before they are encrypted.
 

thelonelycoder

Part of the Furniture
Today, I managed to get WireGuard running with 1.1.1.1 WARP on my local Windows 10 PC.
Do I still profit from adblocking through Diversion on my router? Or is this now being somehow circumvented due to WireGuard?
I cannot wrap my head around this.
No, that device runs its own VPN, circumventing the router. However, other devices behind the router and using it as the DNS resolver still use Diversion.
 

Mivis

New Around Here
Hi! First i have to say thank you for your work, i love having the addblocking in my router. Now, I have one question that I hope someone can solve. I use adobe lightroom and if I have diversion active, it gives me an error and it closes. How can I avoid this? Sorry if it is a dumb question, but I´m not an expert...Thank you
 

martinr

Part of the Furniture
Hi! First i have to say thank you for your work, i love having the addblocking in my router. Now, I have one question that I hope someone can solve. I use adobe lightroom and if I have diversion active, it gives me an error and it closes. How can I avoid this? Sorry if it is a dumb question, but I´m not an expert...Thank you
Welcome to the forum. Can you tell us exactly what the error message says in Adobe Lightroom?
 

Mivis

New Around Here
Welcome to the forum. Can you tell us exactly what the error message says in Adobe Lightroom?

I´ve done a screenshot, the only problem is that is in Spanish...but maybe it´s enough. When the program loads, I get that error and it closes. If I disable diversion, it works perfectly and I get no error
 

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martinr

Part of the Furniture
I´ve done a screenshot, the only problem is that is in Spanish...but maybe it´s enough. When the program loads, I get that error and it closes. If I disable diversion, it works perfectly and I get no error
Thanks. I have no idea what that Spanish says, but before I give you a link, which explains how to whitelist a site in Diversion, do stop and consider: is there a genuine reason why Diversion is blocking that site? Before whitelisting any site, I’d want to be 100% certain that it really was a false positive. (I assume you know why the error message is in Spanish.)

Anyway, have a look at this link

https://www.snbforums.com/threads/diversion-the-router-ad-blocker.48538/page-69#post-446586

to find out about how to discover which domain is being blocked.

But do think twice before whitelisting anything.
 

Donga120

Occasional Visitor
Anyone recommend any simple diversion setup/files/tips for ad blocking? I'm a bit new to all this and getting my head around it slowly. I'm currently using Standard and Minimal, 54,707 blocked domains on 1 host file.
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
@Donga120, you're good. :)

What else is there to do? Just use the list as-is and explore further if your requirements change.
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
Are you using Skynet?
 

Mivis

New Around Here
Thanks. I have no idea what that Spanish says, but before I give you a link, which explains how to whitelist a site in Diversion, do stop and consider: is there a genuine reason why Diversion is blocking that site? Before whitelisting any site, I’d want to be 100% certain that it really was a false positive. (I assume you know why the error message is in Spanish.)

Anyway, have a look at this link

https://www.snbforums.com/threads/diversion-the-router-ad-blocker.48538/page-69#post-446586

to find out about how to discover which domain is being blocked.

But do think twice before whitelisting anything.

Thank you very much! It says a crash report has been generated. Adobe can try to use this report to generate a solution, and bla, bla, bla. I´m possitive that the problem is diversion. If I disable it, it does work, as soon as I enable it and open lightroom again, I get that message. I´ll do as you said and I´ll report back
 

dave14305

Part of the Furniture
Thank you very much! It says a crash report has been generated. Adobe can try to use this report to generate a solution, and bla, bla, bla. I´m possitive that the problem is diversion. If I disable it, it does work, as soon as I enable it and open lightroom again, I get that message. I´ll do as you said and I´ll report back
You should run diversion and choose option f to follow the log for blocked domains only. Then launch your application. Look for blocked domains in the diversion window. Make note of the exact names until you see the crash. Then start using the diversion whitelist (option el) to whitelist those that look remotely related to adobe.
 

juched

Senior Member
You should run diversion and choose option f to follow the log for blocked domains only. Then launch your application. Look for blocked domains in the diversion window. Make note of the exact names until you see the crash. Then start using the diversion whitelist (option el) to whitelist those that look remotely related to adobe.

Another option can be to disable pixelserv-tls as some applications believe they downloaded a valid file and then crash trying to process it.

This can cause app crashes on iPhones too. I had this with MyFitnessPal crashing all the time with pixelsrv. Bad programming to assume what you got is safe to process.


I am assuming you have imported your pixelserv CA certificate into your Windows machine? May be crashing trying to validate the cert. second option.
 

Mivis

New Around Here
You should run diversion and choose option f to follow the log for blocked domains only. Then launch your application. Look for blocked domains in the diversion window. Make note of the exact names until you see the crash. Then start using the diversion whitelist (option el) to whitelist those that look remotely related to adobe.

This worked perfectly! So, in case anyone has the same problem in the future, the domain needed for adobe lightroom cc to work is: api.branch.io
 

[email protected]

Occasional Visitor
Would it be possible make edit whitelist/blacklist more user friendly, please? I don't know how many people are going to "edit *list" just to see it's content, but I bet there are more people open it to add a domain to it.

Would be awesome if options were presented first after entering "Edit *list" section. And option to process the list was presented after adding a domain without need of going back into list's options.

Thank you.
 

R G G

Occasional Visitor
This might've been asked before. But does this work behind an OpenVPN which is running on the router itself?
 

Centrifuge

Regular Contributor
does this work behind an OpenVPN
Yes, if you are running the ovpn server on the router and have all connections filtered by the router in the lan DNS settings.
 

Sptz

Occasional Visitor
Hi all,

I'm trying to whitelist *s.youtube.com but I get back : "domain has star (*) in name, this cannot work"

And, should diversion AND pixlserv be on the same IP? As that's how I've setup mine.

EDIT: just whitelisted "s.youtube.com" and it worked!

Thanks
 
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