Okay I was reading Ubuntu Geek’s post about adding skype repository, which is on their server! So I knew it’s useless unless if I’m gonna activate my VPN connecting each time i update (or uses a proxy server in other’s case)!! But then it hit me! I know how to block web sites in Linux(just like my in my blocking ads post), so i though it might be the same trick! And if they are not smart enough, they my plan will work! AND IT WORKED! IT’S THE IPs!!!
Just like in linux, you can ban domains (which refers to the IP) or the IP itself! The chances are, ISPs banned only the domain! SO YES! You can use the IP to go to their site and do whatever you want!!
Just to clarify things, I’m not subscribed to all ISPs!! So I am not sure if they all did the same minor mistake! So you need to test it and the result may change from ISP to another.
Currently the IP is 22.214.171.124
Look, I’m not sure if they are using static IPs or dynamic ones!! So this might change and not work later on!!
By this concept you might be able to view some os the blocked websites if the ISP did not block the IPs! but you need to get the IPs first! How i got it? I used
ping www.skype.com after activating my VPN connection! But now i found this website that gives you the IP easily!
THE PROBLEM is that the download link will redirect to skype.com so it goes back to the BLOCKED PAGE!!! But i got something for you! here BUT BLOCKED!! here are some of the packages!
Mac OS X
OKAY! THAT TOOK ME MORE THAN EXPECTED, i though i wouldn’t make it!!!It turned out to be downloading from download.skype.com which has another IP (126.96.36.199)!!! So I got the links using VPN and then changed them to these IPs for you!!!
Since I got the download sub-domain IP address, i can now add Skype repository in Ubuntu (or OS that uses apt for that matter), here’s you have the way
- Open a terminal and type:
gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
- Add at the end of the file:
deb http://188.8.131.52/linux/repos/debian/ stable non-freethen save and exit
- Type in the terminal:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install skype
This is one of my discoveries of which I’m really proud!!