Aug. 4th, 2011

I have an AppleTV. It's on 192.168.1.42. My gateway is a RouterOS box. Among the routes out of my LAN that it knows is a VPN that terminates in the US.

I'd already been routing specific destination addresses down that VPN, so any attempt to hit Pandora would go that way and thus work. But this isn't really adequate for stuff like Hulu where it's a giant mess of Akamai-fu.

So.


/ip firewall mangle
add action=mark-routing chain=prerouting disabled=no new-routing-mark=usa \
passthrough=yes src-address=192.168.1.42

/ip route
add disabled=no distance=1 dst-address=0.0.0.0/0 gateway=nycvpn routing-mark=\
usa scope=30 target-scope=10


And now any packet originating on 192.168.1.42 will appear to the outside world as though it came from a machine in New York City.

The RouterBox is dirt cheap. It's a quality bit of kit that can do most of the things you'd expect from a "real" Cisco router. This is just one of the things that makes it awesome.

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