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Sptz

Occasional Visitor
I had to WL the following. There may be more. Choose option "f" in Diversion to trace the blacklisted domains if it occurs again.

device-metrics-us.amazon.com
c.amazon-adsystem.com
fls-na.amazon.com - for UK, you may have to chg this to fls-eu.amazon.com or need both
aan.amazon.com

Thank you so much that did the trick!
 

Lost Dog

Regular Contributor
Thank you so much that did the trick!

I've found that every few weeks the Amazon app on phone stops working and I need to follow the blocking log to see what new domain is causing the issue. I've got about a dozen that I've had to add myself to get it working.
 

Kingp1n

Very Senior Member
I had to WL the following. There may be more. Choose option "f" in Diversion to trace the blacklisted domains if it occurs again.

device-metrics-us.amazon.com
c.amazon-adsystem.com
fls-na.amazon.com - for UK, you may have to chg this to fls-eu.amazon.com or need both
aan.amazon.com
I tried to WL these in the past and after a few days I was still have issues with the Amazon app. Gave up and disabled pixelserv.
 

Amwjujo

Regular Contributor
I tried to WL these in the past and after a few days I was still have issues with the Amazon app. Gave up and disabled pixelserv.
Once in a while it happens to me as well ... I only refresh Diversion install or update it - as most of the times an update is necessary.
After that everything works ok ... I never WL any addresses.
 

CriticJay

Senior Member
Diversion statistics says that my #1 blocked domain is my LAN printer ... which shows as <printername>.lan

My LAN printer is a Brother, and is connected to the network via WiFi. It doesn't exist on any block list. How is it getting picked up by Diversion (or - can anyone tell me where to look? I already checked dnsmasq.log and I couldn't find anything relevant IMO?)
 

ugandy

Very Senior Member
Diversion statistics says that my #1 blocked domain is my LAN printer ... which shows as <printername>.lan

My LAN printer is a Brother, and is connected to the network via WiFi. It doesn't exist on any block list. How is it getting picked up by Diversion (or - can anyone tell me where to look? I already checked dnsmasq.log and I couldn't find anything relevant IMO?)
that was happening to me too. it was the highest blocked domain, but then the report didn't mentioned it again, when listing the noisiest clients. so it didn't tell me where it came from.
this lasted for a week and then corrected itself. no clue why it started, or why it stopped,
 
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dave14305

Part of the Furniture
Diversion statistics says that my #1 blocked domain is my LAN printer ... which shows as <printername>.lan

My LAN printer is a Brother, and is connected to the network via WiFi. It doesn't exist on any block list. How is it getting picked up by Diversion (or - can anyone tell me where to look? I already checked dnsmasq.log and I couldn't find anything relevant IMO?)
Does your printer LAN IP resemble your Pixelserv IP just with extra digits? 192.168.1.20 and 192.168.1.2?
 

ugandy

Very Senior Member
Does your printer LAN IP resemble your Pixelserv IP just with extra digits? 192.168.1.20 and 192.168.1.2?
in my case, yes 192.168.50.2 vs 192.168.50.208
 

CriticJay

Senior Member
Does your printer LAN IP resemble your Pixelserv IP just with extra digits? 192.168.1.20 and 192.168.1.2?

Good ol' Dave to the rescue! Did you find a bug? :)

Yes, my printer is: 192.168.0.205

My Pixelserv-TLS IP address is: 192.168.0.2
 

mrblank

New Around Here
Just installed and am having issues so want to make sure this was setup correctly.
When I installed diversion it asked me to enter IP address to use so I entered 192.168.1.2
Starting IP Pool Range 192.168.1.3 Ending 192.168.1.254
WAN DNS = router address 192.168.1.1
as soon as I put the DNS as the router address under LAN I lose internet connection
Note: Diversion is showing enabled
Any ideas ?
 

dave14305

Part of the Furniture
Just installed and am having issues so want to make sure this was setup correctly.
When I installed diversion it asked me to enter IP address to use so I entered 192.168.1.2
Starting IP Pool Range 192.168.1.3 Ending 192.168.1.254
WAN DNS = router address 192.168.1.1
as soon as I put the DNS as the router address under LAN I lose internet connection
Any ideas ?
Do not set WAN DNS as the router address. Use your ISP DNS or a favorite external public DNS service.
 

mrblank

New Around Here
Do not set WAN DNS as the router address. Use your ISP DNS or a favorite external public DNS service.
thanks for the quick response! ok that fixed my internet. now it seems it isnt blocking though. My dns server is set to my routers ip (192.168.1.1) under lan/dhcp.
Diversion is enabled and shows ad-blocking to ip 192.168.1.2 and pixelserv to 192.168.1.2.
DNS Filter is set to off in asus settings
Any ideas ?
 

mrblank

New Around Here
LAN DHCP DNS should be blank.

Enable it and set Global mode to Router.

we are getting closer! it appears to be blocking but none of the blocked big ads are showing that pixel sized image that was mentioned in FAQ, they just show a big white square. Is something not working ?
EDIT: pixelserv stats does show rejected and dropped https requests
As far as the ad counter, when having it auto and I open diversion initially it takes a few minutes to load. Once it shows new update, I did not show it updating afterwards either even if I exit / go to different tabs of it and come back. Does it update every 30 minutes or so ?
When I use AC it takes 5+ minutes as well to show new counter. Is there a setting that is causing this massive delay with the counter or is this expected ?
Last Edit: spoke to soon. running large list. many ads are being blocked but for some reason I show a ton of ads on yahoo.com
 
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dave14305

Part of the Furniture
When I use AC it takes 5+ minutes as well to show new counter. Is there a setting that is causing this massive delay with the counter or is this expected ?
The time to count ads will depend on the size of your dnsmasq log files.
many ads are being blocked but for some reason I show a ton of ads on yahoo.com
Some ad domains are hard coded to be whitelisted to allow ads on this forum. It may be that yahoo is using the same domains to show ads.
 

Thatswhatshesaid

New Around Here
Does anyone else notice google ads are still showing?

I changed the Diversion list from standard to large and the google ads are still showing. I use Google Chrome on Windows 10.

Very surprised to see this considering the amount of google ads on various websites, I assumed these would surely be blocked. Is there something wrong in my settings? Other ads are being blocked.
 

dave14305

Part of the Furniture
Does anyone else notice google ads are still showing?

I changed the Diversion list from standard to large and the google ads are still showing. I use Google Chrome on Windows 10.

Very surprised to see this considering the amount of google ads on various websites, I assumed these would surely be blocked. Is there something wrong in my settings? Other ads are being blocked.
See my post above yours.
 

mrblank

New Around Here
The time to count ads will depend on the size of your dnsmasq log files.

Some ad domains are hard coded to be whitelisted to allow ads on this forum. It may be that yahoo is using the same domains to show ads.

Thanks for all the help.
In regards to the ad counter update though, this is a fresh install and it took at least 5 minutes even after only a couple minutes of use. Is it supposed to take that long even on a fresh install ?
 

thelonelycoder

Part of the Furniture
I've pushed a Diversion update, no version change

- NEW: Added entware-services symlink to /opt/etc/init.d/rc.unslung, as requested by @TeHashX .
Options are start|stop|restart|reconfigure|check|kill
For example "entware-services restart" would restart all Entware services.​
- FIXED: Stats function count mismatch when IP addresses are similar (eg 192.168.50.2 and 192.168.50.20), give thanks to @dave14305 for his bug hunting skills.
- CHANGED: Uses Entware package p7zip instead of zip for backup when zip is selected as compression.
- CHANGED: More verbose output for Diversion server in use when updating files.
- CHANGED: Experimental YouTube video ads blocking feature:
- Auto-updates the forced YouTube IP address(es) at $count 30 when new domain and IP(s) are found.
- Cron job now runs at every 1, 2, 5, 10 or 15 minutes instead of set by $count variable.
- Only looks for new domains in log file after last check point (saved in /tmp/div_yt_count).​

Use u to update.
 
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