135w ago - A few months back it was first reported that a Sony ban wave was imminent, and today DJLO over at PSX-Scene reiterated the fact that it's only a matter of time until Sony begins banning PS3 JailBroken consoles.
To quote: Folks, Sniffynose pointed me to this. Since we are all updating now, you ALL need to read this and pay attention
On boot the system contacts the server and uploads the play list etc. this list alone is enought to get anyone that goes online banned as it shows the bootmanger etc. has been running. Here is the list and what they do, I port sniffed this a while ago before I went online with a retail unit >.> because I am not stupid hehe.
All these need to be blocked, web access will still work, updates will still work, but psn and any system messages/ads/communication will be blocked completely. For other areas someone would have to sniff the addresses again to compare. North American Servers are listed.
fus01.ps3.update.playstation.net > Update Server (sys updates)
mercury.dl.playstation.net > What's new ads
nsx.np.dl.playstation.net > playstation store preview
nsx-e.np.dl.playstation.net > ads
(main file exchange connections)
us.np.stun.playstation.net > on boot initiates connection
ena.net.playstation.net > SSLv3 connection after above connection
dus01.ps3.update.playstation.net > secondary update attempt (could force updates)
auth.np.ac.playstation.net > SSLv3 authentication server
service.playstation.net (has multiple IPs if only the ip address is blocked)
creepo.ww.hl.playstation.net (uploads crash reports etc.)
Almost all connections cannot just be port blocked, the port will continue to increment until it connects, you have to block the entire domains. Also a big point is that ALL computers on your network need to have these blocked not just the PS3's MAC because if you are running a proxy for example to get patches, the computer you proxy to will just allow the connections right out to the open unless all local IPs are blocked from these sites as well."
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Good point there - I was looking at this mainly from the point of view how many links and most of all how often you'd need to maintain the list other way around. Also - you can't be ever sure that all the server requests sent out by PS3 during the game update are related only (or purely) to the update itself so while you'll be trying to make the update work by enabling one server after another you can still accidentaly enable one of the "snooping" ones and get in troubles anyway.
Let's say that PS3 will try to reach 4 different URLs during the game update - this gives you already 16 (or let's say 15) combinations of enabled and disabled addresses. With 5 URLs this numer basically doubles to 31 and so on and would be quite pain doing all this every time you'd like to update the game.
Other option is to simply disable HTTPS communication / port for your PS3 as both PSN login as well as most of the spying transfers is encrypted or pass it via customize proxy and simply block / throw away all SSL communication.
Its unlikely Sony will do anything to harm your console more than they already do (no going online). In certain countries it would be illegal for them to alter the working condition of your console without your agreement. Sure - they could probably put a message up on screen saying that you must upgrade to 3.50 etc, but they already do that.
Seriously think about it... they already have a system to get "sheep" to upgrade past 3.41... they would have already made their move if they could have done so.
Just think about it... Yes, your PS3 connect to Sony's servers.... why?? To check for firmware updates and remind you to update... any other reason? No.
Really... You all know Sont have had the most secure console since launch and they would do anything to keep it that way.... why all the court action and involve the law if they can simply use some sort of Ban Hammer??
There is no BAN HAMMER with Sony.... You just cannot get on PSN without updating firmware...
Just think about it some more before getting carried away by someone who see's communication between your PS3 and Sony and jums to conclusions... No need to thank me for pointing it out to you all.