Legendary Crap Filtering…Video game updates blocked by shoddy ISP website blocking

Posted: 21 January, 2014 in Internet Blocking
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Thanks  to Therumbler
See article from kotaku.com

League Legends Collectors Pack DVD Negligent website blocking taking full effect in the U.K. this month is causing problems for some League of Legends users who haven’t called their ISPs to opt out of the screening. It seems the patcher is trying to access a couple of URLs with the letters S and E followed by X in them, and that’s enough to get a block.

Summoner Boompje noticed this a couple of days ago , posting about it on both League of Legends’ official European forums and in the game’s subreddit . The offending URLs are a couple of files—Varu sEx pirationTimer.luaobj and XerathMageChain sEx tended.luaobj.

Still, for a controversial policy that has kicked out its share of anecdotal, unintended victims, snaring a League of Legends patch shows how unsophisticated things can be.

For anyone affected, the simplest solution is the best: just ask the ISP to turn off the filter. For kids in a household that won’t remove the filter, the alternative would seem to be getting the patch as a .zip file from a friend.

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