Youtube blocked

Reply Tue 7 Dec, 2010 05:51 am
Hello. Writing from Africa - Just today I am unable to log on to youtube to download music/videos. I get a notification as follows:
This site is blocked by the SonicWALL Content Filter Service.
URL: http://youtube.com/
Reason for restriction: Forbidden Category "MP3/Streaming"

Does anyone know of this and a way around this type of filtering?


Many thanks,

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Reply Thu 9 Dec, 2010 10:22 pm
You are behind a SonicWall-brand firewall with Content Filtering Service.
The network administrator has enabled CFS and configured it to block certain websites.
You must contact the network administrator and request access to the blocked sites.
I have set up SonicWall CFS and you are not going to work around it.
There is a very slim chance that CFS was set up to only be active during "business" hours and may be inactive after "business" hours.
The only realistic choice is to find out if there is another way to get to the Internet. There may be a WiFi signal nearby that you can use to connect to the Internet. This would bypass the SonicWall.
I hope this helps.
Reply Mon 13 Dec, 2010 03:48 am
Hello jacobadam,
Since writing I have discovered exactly what SonicWall is. Didn't know before. The darn hotel has blocked the streaming links 24 hours a day, and as you said, there is no way around it.

Thanks for your response.
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