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Blocking all playstation.net but still get "store ticker" info?
Blocking all playstation.net but still get "store ticker" info? –
Just wanted to throw this out there. It's probably nothing to be concerned about, but it still bothers me anyway.
I've set up my CFW PS3 to have intranet/internet access but without PSN, and I've blocked all playstation sites. I did this with a router rule that blocks all URLs by keyword "playstation". This works, because once activated, system update will return "the server could not be contacted", trying "what's new" doesn't work, and so on...
However, the little ticker in the upper right is still getting the updated news bits. I'm wondering how, since according to what I've read, that URL is also in the playstation.net domain and therefore should get blocked. I ran ps3proxyserver to log what the ps3 was requesting, but the only things that showed up were the expected playstation.net URLs.
Anyone have an idea how to solve this? I'd just like to see EVERYTHING properly blocked. Next I'm going to find that URL's IP and try blocking it that way.
It's probably just cached headlines.
That's what I thought at first, but I've seen them update.
Originally Posted by chesh
And if you block ALL internet access, any messages there will immediately go away. So somehow, those requests are getting through.
This might be useful to investigate, since maybe the PS3 is now sneaking requests to Sony that are beyond the known URLs.
I'm not sure what domains, or ip's Playstation uses. However, what kinda router are you using? A Linksys? Check the IP's listed in the routers activity, and google them I suppose.
I wish CFW makers would just remove the attempts the ps3 makes to connect to the playstation 3 in the first place.
Not every one has a router with "advance firewalls"
And not everyone wants their PS3 to not be able to connect.
Originally Posted by Thatdude888
Well that's true but people on 3.41 hermes have no reason for it to connect and send information to sony or some how accidentally update
Same for people on 3.55 here very soon as soon as DNS gets nerfed so why even bother giving sony a chance to get peoples information on these CFW"s
I would love to be able to keep my ps3 fully connected to my network all the time use it as a browser and not worry about sending information to sony when I turn my ps3 on or my daughter or wife deciding they want to update online when I'm not looking
And even still wouldn't it be possible to add a toggle to completely disable PlayStation server connects or completely enable it ... even though as I said soon no one will need server connects at all..
I believe there is an option within the PS3 to turn off that store ticker which could in turn deny it access to the internet, try it out.
No, there's only the setting to not display "What's New" at bootup.
Originally Posted by Eoz
This is supposedly the complete list of URLs that need to be blocked. The bolded one, I believe, is the one in question here:
Here's an nslookup of the store preview one:
fus01.ps3.update.playstation.net > Update Server (sys updates)
mercury.dl.playstation.net > What's new ads
nsx.np.dl.playstation.net > playstation store preview
nsx-e.np.dl.playstation.net > ads
(main file exchange connections)
us.np.stun.playstation.net > on boot initiates connection
ena.net.playstation.net > SSLv3 connection after above connection
dus01.ps3.update.playstation.net > secondary update attempt (could force updates)
auth.np.ac.playstation.net > SSLv3 authentication server
service.playstation.net (has multiple IPs if only the ip address is blocked)
creepo.ww.hl.playstation.net (uploads crash reports etc.)
I blocked the akamai address and that still didn't stop it... although, they're just a web host that mirrors content so we probably shouldn't be concerned with that.
C:\Documents and Settings\xxxxxx>nslookup nsx.np.dl.playstation.net
Addresses: 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199
Aliases: nsx.np.dl.playstation.net, a01.cdn.update.playstation.net
Again it's probably not a big deal, but still a mystery I'd like to solve.
Edit: maybe it's the URL labeled "ads", rather than the one above it, but still, same deal applies.
Last edited by Phreaker47; 01-31-2011 at 12:24 AM.
Update: the PS3 is definitely pulling the ad data from somewhere other than the playstation.net domain. Just turned it on again, and now it has the new blurb about the Killzone 3 beta. It takes a while to show up though... as if it is perhaps trying and failing to access the normal URL first.
Wish I knew how to track it down. My capabilities are limited.