[squid-users] Squid + Squidguard Youtube URL video filtering

Roberto Carna robertocarna36 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 19:51:08 UTC 2018

Dear Amos, I've tried to sniff the HTTP requests when I ask for:


After that I've created a Squidguard exception list as below:


But I can't see the video yet.

Please I need to know if using Squidguard it's just impossible to do
this exception, so in this case I forget it.

Thanks a lot again!!!

2018-08-16 10:17 GMT-03:00 Amos Jeffries <squid3 at treenet.co.nz>:
> On 17/08/18 00:43, Roberto Carna wrote:
>> Dear, I have Squid + Squidguard working OK.
>> Squidguard is filtering the entire www.youtube.com website.
>> But now I have to permit just one video from Youtube:
>> https://www.youtube.com/embed/ff9sDLGtnK8?rel=0&showinfo=0
>> I have added the below URL as an exception in Squidguard:
>> www.youtube.com/embed/ff9sDLGtnK8?rel=0&showinfo=0
>> but after that I can't see it, still blocked.
>> How can I enable just this URL from Squidguard preferently blocking
>> the rest of Youtube ???
> Unfortunately only with a great deal of difficulty.
> The "?v=..." and "/embed/..." URLs are just public identifiers to access
> the YouTube APIs. At the HTTP level they result in a quite long series
> of sub-requests, redirections and the like bouncing all over the
> youtube.* and googlevideos.* and googleapis.* domains.
>  Yes all of them are involved multiple times. So whitelisting is an
> all-or-nothing prospect, with other G services being implicitly
> whitelisted as side effects.
> Also, whenever the way to decipher the above maze of traffic gets
> published so we can do things like what you ask. YT shortly afterwards
> change how it operates - usually towards even more complexity. This has
> happened too many times to be coincidence IMO.
> Amos
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