Blocking Netflix streaming

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leo posted on 12 Feb 2010 7:58 AM

I am trying to block Netflix streaming on our network. We have to allow the "Streaming Media" category so I am unable to block it by category.

I have a custom category setup for certain video sites that we do block but the problem I am having with Netflix is that is uses so many different hostnames.

netflix-027.vo.llnwd.net     

The numbers in the hostnames vary into the hundreds. I am also unable to block llnwd.net since we use Lime Light for various video streams.

Does anyone have an idea how I can block these URLs without having to list the hundreds of hostnames?

 

 

 

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You can use a Regular Expression to recategorize the URL.

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Suggested by benthere9

Block these 2:

http://lcdn.nflximg.com

http://nflximg.com.edgesuite.net

Then block this regular expression:

http://netflix-[0-9][0-9][0-9].vo.llnwd.net

 

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We are having the same issue, the bad thing now is the Netflix app on tablets and phones.  Where/How do you block the regular expression? Where exactly do you add  - http://netflix-[0-9][0-9][0-9].vo.llnwd.net

 

Thanks


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I created an exception and block the url www.netflix.com then at the bottom under advance added the following expressions:  (netflix\.com)|(nflximg\.net)  This should work.  If you need to add more expressions to capture more you just place a | after and add more.  This seems to catch most of it but I am still testing it.

 

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Is that the exact syntax, they don't seem to "match" when I put it in exactly as you have it.

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