"automatic sdf downloading is disabled or failed" while decrypting

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SamuriHL
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Re: "automatic sdf downloading is disabled or failed" while decrypting

Post by SamuriHL » Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:19 pm

No, we're not "all" screwed. Some DNS servers for whatever reason still aren't resolving it but there's advice in this thread, even the post directly above yours, that shows how to get around that.

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Re: "automatic sdf downloading is disabled or failed" while decrypting

Post by d00zah » Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:26 pm

I still don't resolve the referenced domain using 'nslookup', but I DID observe MakeMKV report successfully downloading the latest SDF the other day. Read into that what you may...

SamuriHL
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Re: "automatic sdf downloading is disabled or failed" while decrypting

Post by SamuriHL » Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:57 pm

Wizards! :D


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Re: "automatic sdf downloading is disabled or failed" while decrypting

Post by ionblue » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:44 pm

So....... seriously, when is this going to have a proper fix? I have to change DNS servers back and forth every time I want to rip something. I need my local routers DNS working cause I have it doing some local DNS stuff. If I put my router first in the list than MakeMKV fails. If I put it last in the list then local DNS fails. :(

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Re: "automatic sdf downloading is disabled or failed" while decrypting

Post by Billycar11 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:00 pm

ionblue wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:44 pm
So....... seriously, when is this going to have a proper fix? I have to change DNS servers back and forth every time I want to rip something. I need my local routers DNS working cause I have it doing some local DNS stuff. If I put my router first in the list than MakeMKV fails. If I put it last in the list then local DNS fails. :(
the dns server you use is trash not makemkvs problem i have my router use cloudflare dns and the day of the fix mine was working again no changing dns needed

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Re: "automatic sdf downloading is disabled or failed" while decrypting

Post by ionblue » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:08 pm

Billycar11 wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:00 pm
ionblue wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:44 pm
So....... seriously, when is this going to have a proper fix? I have to change DNS servers back and forth every time I want to rip something. I need my local routers DNS working cause I have it doing some local DNS stuff. If I put my router first in the list than MakeMKV fails. If I put it last in the list then local DNS fails. :(
the dns server you use is trash not makemkvs problem i have my router use cloudflare dns and the day of the fix mine was working again no changing dns needed
Dude. My internet provider (Spectrum) has fine DNS. Why the hell would I, or anyone else for that matter, need to use a 3rd party DNS service? Trying to hide something?

And if MakeMKV has to use a specific single server that for whatever reason drops off some normal DNS servers, then yes, MakeMKV is at fault. There should at least be a fallback or something.

And furthermore, I'm not the only person that has this issue!

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Re: "automatic sdf downloading is disabled or failed" while decrypting

Post by Billycar11 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:15 pm

ionblue wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:08 pm

Dude. My internet provider (Spectrum) has fine DNS. Why the hell would I, or anyone else for that matter, need to use a 3rd party DNS service? Trying to hide something?

And if MakeMKV has to use a specific single server that for whatever reason drops off some normal DNS servers, then yes, MakeMKV is at fault. There should at least be a fallback or something.
isp dns servers are trash im not hiding anything the reason is use them is for speed they are faster cloudflare is one of the faster dns providers google too
and what local dns stuff are you possibly doing all stuff within your own house should be all static ip based no host names to resolve.
just change the dns in your probably junky isp router to a good dns provider.

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Re: "automatic sdf downloading is disabled or failed" while decrypting

Post by ionblue » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:32 pm

Billycar11 wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:15 pm
ionblue wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:08 pm

Dude. My internet provider (Spectrum) has fine DNS. Why the hell would I, or anyone else for that matter, need to use a 3rd party DNS service? Trying to hide something?

And if MakeMKV has to use a specific single server that for whatever reason drops off some normal DNS servers, then yes, MakeMKV is at fault. There should at least be a fallback or something.
isp dns servers are trash im not hiding anything the reason is use them is for speed they are faster cloudflare is one of the faster dns providers google too
and what local dns stuff are you possibly doing all stuff within your own house should be all static ip based no host names to resolve.
just change the dns in your probably junky isp router to a good dns provider.
I do web development so it's much easier to have name resolution to all the myriad sites I work on. Anyway, I tried Cloudflare or am trying Cloudflare and it doesn't seem much faster than the ISPs. I pushed it out to the router instead of changing DNS locally so now all my internal stuff works as well as external. Using Google as backup. We'll see how it fares.

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Re: "automatic sdf downloading is disabled or failed" while decrypting

Post by theirongiant » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:25 pm

I have Little Snitch installed on my Mac, which allows for monitoring, filtering, and capturing connections from any app on the system.

When opening a disc, MakeMKV tries to connect to http://hkdtst17.twilightparadox.com/

That server currently resolves to 127.0.0.54. If that address looks wrong to you, that's because it is. The 127.0.0.* range is reserved for loopback connections and isn't supposed to be published to the Internet at all.

Someone screwed up the DNS records for the website itself.

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Re: "automatic sdf downloading is disabled or failed" while decrypting

Post by SamuriHL » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:57 pm

That may be what your DNS server resolves it to, but, not the one I use.

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Re: "automatic sdf downloading is disabled or failed" while decrypting

Post by KiltedShane » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:19 pm

I was having the problem. It turned out it was OpenDNS web filtering. It is categorized at anonymizer/proxy
I changed to Cloud Flair on my PC and problem solved

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Re: "automatic sdf downloading is disabled or failed" while decrypting

Post by video_newb » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:36 pm

Hello all,

I've read through this entire thread and while it mostly makes sense, the root cause doesn't seem to be mine (but same symptom).

I can download the sdf.bin and put in the data dir, but it doesn't solve it.
I can get to every http link listed.
I can resolve hkdatastore.tk (23.195.69.106) and reverse lookup also resolves (deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com).
I've added exceptions in AVG for every site listed in this thread.
I've even turned off AVG completely.

I'm at a bit of a loss on this even though it seems that everything is back to working for some. I'm looking for suggestions.

Thanks.

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Re: "automatic sdf downloading is disabled or failed" while decrypting

Post by theirongiant » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:55 pm

Changing my computer's DNS to CloudFlare did not solve the problem.

If this *is* working for you, can you please run

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nslookup hkdatastore.tk
and post the results?

Here's mine:

nslookup hkdatastore.tk:

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studio$ nslookup hkdatastore.tk
Server:		1.1.1.1
Address:	1.1.1.1#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:	hkdatastore.tk
Address: 23.202.231.166
Name:	hkdatastore.tk
Address: 23.217.138.107
nslookup hkdtst17.twilightparadox.com:

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studio$ nslookup hkdtst17.twilightparadox.com
Server:		1.1.1.1
Address:	1.1.1.1#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:	hkdtst17.twilightparadox.com
Address: 127.0.0.54

SamuriHL
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Re: "automatic sdf downloading is disabled or failed" while decrypting

Post by SamuriHL » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:44 pm

It is working for me.

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: hkdtst17.twilightparadox.com
Address: 91.224.23.225

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