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Does Exetel us Cloudflare?

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:56 am
by aussierod
Hello. I've been noticing the last 6+ months that SOMETIMES my external IP is supposedly going
through Cloudflare. 172.68.86.117, 172.68.86.7 and 172.68.86.5
I see this going on via the old Windows 7 desktop app "Network Meter" (scene grab attached)
I suspect my "PrivateFirewall" software or the Network Meter app too.
Is that Exetel doing this DNS redirect?
Thanks.
Rod

Re: Does Exetel us Cloudflare?

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:03 am
by nilushid
aussierod wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:56 am
Hello. I've been noticing the last 6+ months that SOMETIMES my external IP is supposedly going
through Cloudflare. 172.68.86.117, 172.68.86.7 and 172.68.86.5
I see this going on via the old Windows 7 desktop app "Network Meter" (scene grab attached)
I suspect my "PrivateFirewall" software or the Network Meter app too.
Is that Exetel doing this DNS redirect?
Thanks.
Rod
Hi

We will check this with our network engineers and get back to you asap

Thanks

Re: Does Exetel us Cloudflare?

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:56 pm
by aussierod
New addition to the other Cloudlfare list started today ... 172.68.86.119

Re: Does Exetel us Cloudflare?

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:00 pm
by kavindip
aussierod wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:56 pm
New addition to the other Cloudlfare list started today ... 172.68.86.119
We will get back to you as soon as we receive any information in relation to this matter.

Re: Does Exetel us Cloudflare?

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:53 pm
by Dazzled
I don't what tool is operating to obtain your reports, but are you visiting sites concealed behind Cloudflare?

Are you finding AWS?

Re: Does Exetel us Cloudflare?

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:55 pm
by aussierod
Dazzled wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:53 pm
I don't what tool is operating to obtain your reports, but are you visiting sites concealed behind Cloudflare? Are you finding AWS?
1. "Network Meter" (old Win 7 desktop app) is the only visual tool I'm seeing the Ext IP change with.
2. Idle computer with browser activity still does the change from time to time.
3. No AWS IP's, only the Cloudflare ones listed above.

I just noticed "Advanced System Care" (ASC) has had their DNS app on by default, but it's set to the PC's default DNS (Exetel). I turned it off just in case.
I have a clean 2020 Macrium backup I have to revert to sometimes due to DNS browser hacks taking me to bizarre sites.
Oddly AVG (I've since uninstalled) was trying to make me upgrade to their anti-dns hacking tool before 2 of 5 attacks over 18 months.
I'm running Avast now, and although they push the same anti-dns hack upgrade, I've not been browser hijacked in 3 months with them.
-Rodney

Re: Does Exetel us Cloudflare?

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:31 pm
by nilushid
aussierod wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:55 pm
Dazzled wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:53 pm
I don't what tool is operating to obtain your reports, but are you visiting sites concealed behind Cloudflare? Are you finding AWS?
1. "Network Meter" (old Win 7 desktop app) is the only visual tool I'm seeing the Ext IP change with.
2. Idle computer with browser activity still does the change from time to time.
3. No AWS IP's, only the Cloudflare ones listed above.

I just noticed "Advanced System Care" (ASC) has had their DNS app on by default, but it's set to the PC's default DNS (Exetel). I turned it off just in case.
I have a clean 2020 Macrium backup I have to revert to sometimes due to DNS browser hacks taking me to bizarre sites.
Oddly AVG (I've since uninstalled) was trying to make me upgrade to their anti-dns hacking tool before 2 of 5 attacks over 18 months.
I'm running Avast now, and although they push the same anti-dns hack upgrade, I've not been browser hijacked in 3 months with them.
-Rodney
Hi

Our Network engineers has investigate this and provided the following feedback.

Exetel Network Engineers has confirmed that 172.68.86.0/24 is not IP address block belongs to Exetel. Therefore, It is beyond Exetel control to know how it changing on the network. To further assist with your inquiry, can you please confirm us whether your computer is directly connecting to Exetel network or are you running a virtual machine

Also, kindly PM me your customer ID or the service number to check this further from our end.

Thanks

Re: Does Exetel us Cloudflare?

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:58 pm
by aussierod
nilushid wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:31 pm
Our Network engineers has investigate this and provided the following feedback.
Exetel Network Engineers has confirmed that 172.68.86.0/24 is not IP address block belongs to Exetel. Therefore, It is beyond Exetel control to know how it changing on the network. To further assist with your inquiry, can you please confirm us whether your computer is directly connecting to Exetel network or are you running a virtual machine
Also, kindly PM me your customer ID or the service number to check this further from our end.
G'day, thanks for checking that out. I thought Extel were using Cloudflare's free 1.1.1.1 DNS sometimes to help protect users.
108.162.250.128, also a Cloudflare IP is all of a sudden showing up tonight. Screen cap attached.
No virtual anything here. Just Windows 7 on PC via wireless dongle to my Exetel ZTE supplied router.
Customer Number: 114789
-Rodney

Re: Does Exetel us Cloudflare?

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:45 am
by nilushid
aussierod wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:58 pm
nilushid wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:31 pm
Our Network engineers has investigate this and provided the following feedback.
Exetel Network Engineers has confirmed that 172.68.86.0/24 is not IP address block belongs to Exetel. Therefore, It is beyond Exetel control to know how it changing on the network. To further assist with your inquiry, can you please confirm us whether your computer is directly connecting to Exetel network or are you running a virtual machine
Also, kindly PM me your customer ID or the service number to check this further from our end.
G'day, thanks for checking that out. I thought Extel were using Cloudflare's free 1.1.1.1 DNS sometimes to help protect users.
108.162.250.128, also a Cloudflare IP is all of a sudden showing up tonight. Screen cap attached.
No virtual anything here. Just Windows 7 on PC via wireless dongle to my Exetel ZTE supplied router.
Customer Number: 114789
-Rodney
Hi Rodney

Our Network engineers confirmed that Exetel doesn’t use Cloudflare, we are just peering with them for content delivery. However, I will pass your details to the network engineers and get back to you if we have more information.

Thanks

Re: Does Exetel us Cloudflare?

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:12 pm
by nilushid
Hi Rodney

Our Network Engineers have informed us that Exetel does not use Cloudflare DNS. We do use our own DNS. Also, you can always check your IP address by logging in to the ZTE modem or by typing "what is my IP in Google. The way the Network meter gathers the External IPs are not something that Exetel can advise you on. You will have to check this with the vendor directly.

Thanks

Re: Does Exetel us Cloudflare?

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:20 pm
by aussierod
Where's my last post gone? (geez, I thought Twitter and Facebook were the only ones banning stuff)
Anyway, thank you for the update.