How to block iPlayer?

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    rotblitz

    As always when you want to block something, you'll have to find out what domains iPlayer tries to connect to, and you add those to the "always block" list or check the related category for blocking.

    There's nothing special as long as DNS is being used at all, because a DNS service can block domains only, not programs, web pages, images or such objects.

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    cervezafria

    Fiddler (fiddler2.com) may be of help to you. Run it before you connect with iPlayer and it will help you identify the points of connection iPlayer uses. You can then adjust your filter settings to exclude iPlayer. Alternately, if your router permits keyword filtering, it may be simpler to blacklist "iplayer".

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    keith12345678

    Re "if your router permits keyword filtering, it may be simpler to blacklist "iplayer"."

    Ah thanks, that makes sense, that's what I've done. So the main BBC site is still available, but not iPlayer until I can afford unlimited internet access! :-)

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    cervezafria

    You welcome. Good to hear that worked for you.

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