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    Default YouTube blocked in BSNL ?

    Today I am not able to access youtube using BSNL broadband. It is getting redirected to a page with this messsage
    "The site you have chosen has been categorized as: Criminal Skills


    Contact your Internet administrator if you require access to this site."

    It is same for any youtube video.

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    I do not think YouTube is banned in BSNL. But certain sections could be.
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    just now they have corrected it. I think while trying to block one video they blocked all videos

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    BSNL don't block any sites.check the settings of your antivirus/anti-adware/anti-spyware/IE policies.you are not using trend micro/mcafee/norton internet secirity AV by any chance because sometimes they block certain sites giving such messages.
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    Yes, I second Whitestar. It is definitely some application on your system and nothing to do with youtube blocking by BSNL. If BSNL blocks something, it will come in the papers. Example would be the blogging sites being blocked....ringabell?

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    Again, bsnl has started blocking. I think it not me alone see this thread
    indiabroadband.net/bsnl-broadband/8905-bsnl-broadband-netsweeper-error.html

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    same here
    it happened for a while yesterday.. then from today morning am not able to access.. customer service dont even know what am talking about. right now am just using another workaround to view videos but its damn painful and streaming is really really slow.

    and i dont have any problems with firewall and anti-virus programs settings.

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    Default Same problem here

    I noticed it today morning.
    Any help appreciated.
    But it works in my connection at the office.
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    Youtube.com works perfectly fine for me. Maybe, its the indian version of Youtube, which you are using is having some problem since its relatively new website division of Youtube.

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    new users including myself having IP 117.x.x.x are not having any problems with youtube but only old customers with IP 59.x.x.x i think.also netsweeper is a web filtering software used by corporations so it may be possible that BSNL is indeed using it on their older network maybe to test something.
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    I got BSNL recently and my IP is 117.x.x.x . I think they have installed netsweeper only in some regions.

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    you may be right.for now i am having no problems with youtube.let's wait & see.
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    Temperory work around is to change the URL to uk.youtube.com

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    just change the domain to worldwide (all).. the option is on the top left hand corner.
    the default will be www after you've done the change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rahul_hr View Post
    just change the domain to worldwide (all).. the option is on the top left hand corner.
    the default will be www after you've done the change.
    Thanks man. That helped. But how come BSNL blocked the indian youtube!!!!

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    Default Its funny

    I have two bsnl connections in my house both are with 117.xxxx ip add.
    The computer I am typing with automatically redirects to indian version of youtube from either connections and gets blocked
    with the address h tt p- 172.30.3.54/webadmin/deny/index.php?dpid=1&cat=4&ttl=-100&groupname=blah blah

    and the contents say

    The site you have chosen has been categorized as: Criminal Skills
    h ttp in.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn...

    Contact your Internet administrator if you require access to this site. which is powered by netsweeper.

    but the same two connections in another computer works fine and h ttp /ww w.youtube.com YouTube - Broadcast Yourself opens and doesnt redirect to indian version of youtube.

    ARIN's WHOIS service provides a mechanism for finding contact and registration information for resources registered with ARIN. ARIN's database contains IP addresses, autonomous system [AS] numbers, organizations or customers that are associated with these resources, and related Points of Contact [POC].

    The ARIN database for whois 172.30.3.54 is thus

    OrgName: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
    OrgID: IANA
    Address: 4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 330
    City: Marina del Rey
    StateProv: CA
    PostalCode: 90292-6695
    Country: US

    NetRange: 172.16.0.0 - 172.31.255.255
    CIDR: 172.16.0.0/12
    NetName: IANA-BBLK-RESERVED
    NetHandle: NET-172-16-0-0-1
    Parent: NET-172-0-0-0-0
    NetType: IANA Special Use
    NameServer: BLACKHOLE-1.IANA.ORG
    NameServer: BLACKHOLE-2.IANA.ORG
    Comment: This block is reserved for special purposes.
    Comment: Please see RFC 1918 for additional information.
    Comment: h tt p/ ww w arin.net/reference/rfc/rfc1918.txt
    RegDate: 1994-03-15
    Updated: 2007-11-27

    OrgAbuseHandle: IANA-IP-ARIN
    OrgAbuseName: Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number
    OrgAbusePhone: +1-310-301-5820
    OrgAbuseEmail: abuse at iana.org

    OrgTechHandle: IANA-IP-ARIN
    OrgTechName: Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number
    OrgTechPhone: +1-310-301-5820
    OrgTechEmail: abuse at iana.org
    # ARIN WHOIS database, last updated 2008-08-28 19:10
    # Enter ? for additional hints on searching ARIN's WHOIS database.

    Any suggestions,
    Regards,
    Bishan

    Quote Originally Posted by rahul_hr View Post
    just change the domain to worldwide (all).. the option is on the top left hand corner.
    the default will be www after you've done the change.
    Thanks Rahul, It worked.
    Btw it works with Internet explorer but not Mozilla firefox
    Regards,
    Bishan
    Last edited by bishancm; 29th August 2008 at 10:41 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Quote Originally Posted by bishancm View Post
    I have two bsnl connections in my house both are with 117.xxxx ip add.
    The computer I am typing with automatically redirects to indian version of youtube from either connections and gets blocked
    with the address h tt p- 172.30.3.54/webadmin/deny/index.php?dpid=1&cat=4&ttl=-100&groupname=blah blah

    and the contents say

    The site you have chosen has been categorized as: Criminal Skills
    h ttp in.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn...

    Contact your Internet administrator if you require access to this site. which is powered by netsweeper.

    but the same two connections in another computer works fine and h ttp /ww w.youtube.com YouTube - Broadcast Yourself opens and doesnt redirect to indian version of youtube.

    ARIN's WHOIS service provides a mechanism for finding contact and registration information for resources registered with ARIN. ARIN's database contains IP addresses, autonomous system [AS] numbers, organizations or customers that are associated with these resources, and related Points of Contact [POC].

    The ARIN database for whois 172.30.3.54 is thus

    OrgName: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
    OrgID: IANA
    Address: 4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 330
    City: Marina del Rey
    StateProv: CA
    PostalCode: 90292-6695
    Country: US

    NetRange: 172.16.0.0 - 172.31.255.255
    CIDR: 172.16.0.0/12
    NetName: IANA-BBLK-RESERVED
    NetHandle: NET-172-16-0-0-1
    Parent: NET-172-0-0-0-0
    NetType: IANA Special Use
    NameServer: BLACKHOLE-1.IANA.ORG
    NameServer: BLACKHOLE-2.IANA.ORG
    Comment: This block is reserved for special purposes.
    Comment: Please see RFC 1918 for additional information.
    Comment: h tt p/ ww w arin.net/reference/rfc/rfc1918.txt
    RegDate: 1994-03-15
    Updated: 2007-11-27

    OrgAbuseHandle: IANA-IP-ARIN
    OrgAbuseName: Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number
    OrgAbusePhone: +1-310-301-5820
    OrgAbuseEmail: abuse at iana.org

    OrgTechHandle: IANA-IP-ARIN
    OrgTechName: Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number
    OrgTechPhone: +1-310-301-5820
    OrgTechEmail: abuse at iana.org
    # ARIN WHOIS database, last updated 2008-08-28 19:10
    # Enter ? for additional hints on searching ARIN's WHOIS database.

    Any suggestions,
    Regards,
    Bishan


    Thanks Rahul, It worked.
    Btw it works with Internet explorer but not Mozilla firefox
    Regards,
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    Change your domain to worldwide(All).

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    Default YouTube Blocked

    Its a problem with in.youtube.com.
    Try this...uk.youtube.com
    Cheers,

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    in.youtube.com is working fine for me... without any problem...

    are you people sure that its a problem with youtube.com coz as i checked it here and its working really fine for me without any problem at all...

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    I am on sify broadband and youtube is running fine .. if bsnl is blocking then every isp must have got the same instructions from the information and broadcast ministry and customers of all other isps would also have been seeing the same problem.

    I am sure its some other issue.

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    ya it may be a BSNL network issue... i agree with admin.. coz its really not possible that BSNL is blocking different sites as BSNL users are saying...

    like filehost.com
    now this youtube.com

    please check it with BSNL once that if they are blocking any ports or something... coz if BSNL can keep ports open for p2p traffic then they will not block online streaming ports..

    what do you think about it...

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    i've no idea as to why only the Indian domain is not working, might be a problem at BSNL rather than youtube, cuz that Netware thingy is used by ISP's not sites like youtube. i dont think it makes a big difference if we are not able to view the in.youtube.com . hope they fix it though.

    and if someone is not able to get any workarounds, try this - i was using this before i figured out..
    1. copy link location from youtube.
    2. goto w w w.downloadyoutubevideos.c o m
    3. paste link
    4. it'll embed the video in same window, you can view video there.
    * also a great site to download youtube videos..

    thnx to mtly. i just used his concept of changing domains.

    edit : Indian domain is working for me now.

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    i dont think this will work if there is a problem with any domain coz the actual data is still there on the main domain and if that is blocking traffic or something then it will not work.. but still you people can try this...

    thanks rahul for such a good suggestion

    i can not check it coz youtube is already working fine for me...

    and welcome rahul to indiabroadband.net
    wish you a good stay here...

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    Default Thank u one and all--Its working fine today

    I just checked today morning.
    Now its working.Indian as well as others.
    Regards,
    Bishan.

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    ohh thats a good news... thanks for the update bishancm

    sounds like it was an temp issue with site which is fixed now

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    Hey, here is a great solution which should work for everyone who have problems with youtube....
    Last edited by Admin; 22nd August 2009 at 05:46 PM.

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    They do blocked it last year i couldnt access demonoid and early this year phazeddl too.

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    I don think that is the problem with the 59.x.x.x ip's...I have the same series and have not experienced anything like that.....

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    Itz nt bsnl, m using airtel n am nt able 2 open youtube properly, always getting errors. I think solution is change country preference to worldwide.

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    I have tried YouTube - Broadcast Yourself., uk.youtube.com and in.youtube.com none of them work, either the site is down or BSNL could be blocking it.

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    i dont think BSNL will block it as its one of the site which most of the people who have net will access... so if they block it then people will start to think before they take BSNL BB . Hope they are not doing it.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirankumargb View Post
    i dont think BSNL will block it as its one of the site which most of the people who have net will access... so if they block it then people will start to think before they take BSNL BB . Hope they are not doing it.....
    I could think of many conspiracy theories...especially at the time of elections. But this won't be the right place to discuss all that.

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    I am having the same problem from yesterday. Today also I am facing it.

    " Oops! This link appears broken. " This is what I get.

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    Check it now...its working properly. I just accessed the site, everything appears to be back to normal, it seems.

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    S, now it seems ok.

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    Default Netsweeper and BSNL

    Someone posted above this link to to the Netwsweeper control panel but it does not work 172.30.3.54/webadmin/deny/index.php?dpid=1&cat=4&ttl=-100&groupname=blah blah

    Does anybody have a working URL? Do we know if BSNL is still using Netweeper?

    Thanks

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    So there is no way to technically verify that BSNL is still using Netsweeper for filtering? Is there any hint in the blockpage?

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    What kind of setup is used in BSNL Exchange is beyond the scope of this forum, as most users ( including me ) just want a stable connection with reasonable speed and access to all web sites.
    2.
    Please post details of the web sites you could not access ( if any )
    with other details like modem/router used and OS and firewall application.
    3.
    Company Website says full implementation/installation for BSNL will be completed by 2008 or so.
    see this report: case study dated2009.
    http://www.netsweeper.com/site/index...ry&id=5&root=1 .
    Is there any hint in the blockpage?
    Presume you want the error message which appears in your Browser.
    Access denied / error 404 etc./ server taking too long etc

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    Youtube is not blocked in BSNL. Period.

    It's working fine everywhere.

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    Thumbs up youtube is unblocked only by using https

    hello rahul just use https to open any blocked site because (s)mean secure and it use when any website is blocked in school or colleges
    example type in url:h t t p s and then://www and then.youtube and then .com try it dude use it and reply me use all words together

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