How to block streaming services like youtube, netflix

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kdegraaf
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How to block streaming services like youtube, netflix

Post by kdegraaf » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:00 am

Hi all,

My VPN is working fine, everyone is now working from home and performance is good.
But to ensure no one is going to use to much bandwidth I want to block streaming services like Youtube and Netflix.

Is it possible to do this?

Thanks, Klaas

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Re: How to block streaming services like youtube, netflix

Post by Pippin » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:05 am

If you do not use --redirect-gateway then there would be no need for blocking.

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Re: How to block streaming services like youtube, netflix

Post by kdegraaf » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:34 pm

Hi Pippin,

I'm using that because a lot of servers that we use are white listed only for the IP of the office.
We don't want to add white listing for the private IP address of our employees.

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Re: How to block streaming services like youtube, netflix

Post by TinCanTech » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:47 pm

kdegraaf wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:00 am
My VPN is working fine, everyone is now working from home and performance is good
You need to learn how openvpn and routing works in order to do your job properly.

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Re: How to block streaming services like youtube, netflix

Post by kdegraaf » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:21 pm

TinCanTech wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:47 pm
kdegraaf wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:00 am
My VPN is working fine, everyone is now working from home and performance is good
You need to learn how openvpn and routing works in order to do your job properly.
I guess I'm not going to learn if from you :?

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Re: How to block streaming services like youtube, netflix

Post by TinCanTech » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:32 pm

TinCanTech wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:47 pm
You need to learn how openvpn <s> works
See the Howto.
TinCanTech wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:47 pm
You need to learn how <s> routing works
This is surely part of your job and you ought to know already.

I can teach you for a reasonable fee, this does not seem unreasonable.

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Re: How to block streaming services like youtube, netflix

Post by kdegraaf » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:04 pm

Well, we are just a small company. We don't have a dedicated network administrator.
I was just happy that I got OpenVPN to work and I was hoping to find some help here.
It is called the support forum right?

So is there a way to change my config so that traffic to a certain server is also routed through VPN? (when I turn off redirect gateway)

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Re: How to block streaming services like youtube, netflix

Post by TinCanTech » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:27 pm

kdegraaf wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:04 pm
we are just a small company
And I am a volunteer .. you can encourage us to help by offering a financial incentive.
kdegraaf wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:04 pm
is there a way to change my config so that traffic to a certain server is also routed through VPN? (
route IP

If you read the documentation this is easy to find.

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Re: How to block streaming services like youtube, netflix

Post by kdegraaf » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:34 am

TinCanTech wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:27 pm
route IP
Thanks I'm going to check that

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