If you’re a Malaysian (or are familiar with happenings in Malaysia), you’ll probably know about the recent issue of the Malaysian government blocking access to file sharing sites such as ThePirateBay, MegaUpload, and some others. While some people may agree that ThePirateBay should be blocked due to its ability to help folks get hold of pirated content, MegaUpload is a commonly used tool by many people, not to mention businesses too, to share large files, so this isn’t a very smart move.
Fortunately the solution isn’t too hard, though you’ll need to get your hands a little dirty. Thanks the Google DNS, you can use a public DNS instead of what Unifi/StreamyX is offering you. Google suggests that you use 220.127.116.11 (primary) and 18.104.22.168 (secondary) for your DNS servers (and this works for me), though some folks tell me that it should be 22.214.171.124 (primary, Streamyx’s) and 126.96.36.199 (secondary), but it doens’t seem to work for me, though you might want to experiment on your own. Additional reading on using Google’s DNS. [Read more…]