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PSP Hacks by C.K. Sample III

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Create Your Own PSP Web Portal

Configure and use your own PSP web portal.

So you’ve been browsing the Web [Hack #41] with your copy of Wipeout Pure, but up until now, you’ve had to depend on someone else’s web portal. You’ve had to use his links, navigate his design, and use the functionality he provides. All this in addition to worrying about whether or not the portal itself is even currently working.

This hack, however, will free you from the constraints that come with relying on someone else’s portal. By setting up a DNS (Domain Name System) and web server on your computer, you will be able to create and use your own customized PSP web portal. The directions given here assume you will be setting up your DNS and web server on the same computer.

The DNS Server

Before you can start serving web pages to your PSP, you need to first trick the PSP into believing that your web server is someone it’s not. When you load up the “Downloads” section of Wipeout Pure, your PSP attempts to retrieve data from the following domain: ingame.scea.com. Normally, the IP address returned by your Internet service provider’s DNS server would belong to Sony and would direct you to downloadable Wipeout Pure content. However, by setting up your own DNS server, it is possible to “trick” the PSP and return the IP address of a web server of your choice.

The first step in setting up a DNS server is installation. If you are using a Mac or a Unix variant, the most common DNS server used is BIND. If you are using ...

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