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.
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?
You can use a Regular Expression to recategorize the URL.
Block these 2:
Then block this regular expression:
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
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.
Is that the exact syntax, they don't seem to "match" when I put it in exactly as you have it.