Blocking YouTube only not other Google Services

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    Renato

    Same problem here. Did you find a solution?

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    Mark Harbord

    I'm having this too - blocked *.youtube.com seems to block a lot, if not all Google sites - including www.google.com search engine.

    Is there a better filter? Using this as Firewalla isn't blocking youtube on my sons android phone, despite the video block being on.

     

    Any help gratefully received!

    Mark

     

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    Firewalla

    Did you use the block video function under device view?  If you used that and it is still not working, see if you have ipv6 running, if you do, tap on + then ipv6

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    Sean Tan

    I am having the same problem with Firewalla Blue.

    I select the laptop device, go to Blocking Rules > create a new rule.

    Set a target as domain > youtube.com and saved.

    I try to access Youtube.com with the laptop and youtube.com page is showing error. But it also affected Google Hangout and other Google services.

    I don't understand what do you mean by device view and tap on + then ipv6.

    Please help.

     

    Thanks,

    Sean

     

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    Firewalla

    Sean

    Firewalla blocks services using both DNS and also IP address.  In your case, it is highly likely that youtube.com was sharing the same IP address (range) as the rest of the google services.   

    I remember, one way to block youtube is using *.googlevideo.com instead of youtube.com. 

    We may implement a simpler DNS only block in the future, those blocks are pretty easy for kids to bypass. 

     

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