blacklisting l.google.com blocks gmail

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    mlowy

    i had to remove l.google.com from my blacklist, b/c turns out its a critical subdomain which supports many google sites including gmail, so, yes, it very well blocks youtube app but drags along gmail and probably other stuff, so I had to remove it, now, gmail is back open but youtube as well, i blocked already ytimg.com and ytimg.google.com, there is got to be a specific subdomain under l.google.com which would only block youtube app, does any one know?

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    rotblitz

    "there is got to be a specific subdomain under l.google.com which would only block youtube app, does any one know?"

    Apparently nobody knows.  Check your stats to possibly find it out: https://dashboard.opendns.com/stats/all/start/

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    mlowy

    i realized later that the youtube app is blocked, however the app runs normally, loads suggested clips, lets you search etc, but when you actually click on a clip to run it it gives you some error message, so all is good as far as i'm concerned

    so in short these are the sites to blacklist

     

    ytimg.com

    ytimg.google.com

    ytims.l.google.com

    DO NOT blacklist l.google.com

    the youtube app will run till actually streaming a video

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    jota_omega_l

    Hi, I did this and still the YouTube app can play videos!?! Did the new version find another way around these blocks?

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    rotblitz

    @jota_omega_l
    "Did the new version find another way around these blocks?"

    New version of what?  Here are no YouTube app programmers...
    No matter, everything you need to do is explained above: you check your stats and block domains as needed.

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    ndacb

    wtf???please help me out.. no matter what i do, i cant get to block youtube. i want to block youtube and video streamings because my allotted data is only 30 gb..

    had encountered loosing  network at mid month because of over consumption.. im setting up all blocks at my laptop but when i try youtube app and youtube on browser on my android, it is still working.

    so possibly other users could still be able to use this medias... hope to hear from u soon thanks!!!

     

     

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    ndacb

    i only have 30 gb a month which is refreshed at the first of the month. as of nov 5  data consumed is already 9 gb.wth? i dont think it will run a month..

     

    pls help thanks

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    jota_omega_l
    I gave up. I don't think DNS blocking is suitable for this purpose. I bought a wireless wifi extension, placed it far away from the kid's room and only gave him access to the extension wifi.
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    rotblitz (Edited )

    To block YouTube, you'll add the following domains to your "always block" list:

    youtube.com
    googlevideo.com
    youtube-nocookie.com
    ytimg.l.google.com
    youtube-ui.l.google.com
    ytstatic.l.google.com
    ytimg.com

    In addition and for other streamings block the Video Sharing category.

    If this does not help, you have a problem with your configuration.  You don't use OpenDNS, or you don't use your settings.
    To find out what, post the complete plain text output of the following diagnostic commands here:

       nslookup -type=txt debug.opendns.com.

       nslookup www.youtube.com.

     

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    darryl_g

     


    After much experimentation, I found that the following combination seems to work to block YouTube and the YouTube app for both Android and iOS, but this does not break Google Play music:


    googlevideo.com


    s.ytimg.com


    youtube-ui.l.google.com


    youtube.l.google.com


    ytimg.com


    ytmg.com


    Also in the category list, block "Video Sharing"


    If you have a dual band router, you can set one band up to use OpenDNS with these controls, and the other to use another DNS server or a different OpenDNS "Personal network" in your OpenDNS dashboard.

    Try this and please do let me know how if it works for you.

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    rotblitz

    Is it a mistake that ytmg.com went into your list?  This doesn't seem to be related to Google/YouTube.

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