block all video streaming with palo alto PA-850??

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block all video streaming with palo alto PA-850??

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Hello all,


I want to block all video treaming with palo alto. do do following this:

    1, go to Objects--> URL fitering--> add new URL fitering with name block_video.

    2, in categories, I check in streaming-media and choose block.

    3, I create the policy with full internet, and in action tab --> URL fitering --> Block_video.


But users can access video normally, Please help to advise.




Hi Bpry,


I understood wrong about streaming-media.


I just want to block the video, not block URL. example, when users access to, they can view content, just cannot play video.



okay, this will be hard, likly impossible as i can see. can you tell me why you want to do that?


You can do a best effort and simply leave the URL side of things out at that point then. The one thing to take note of here as @markus.wissgott mentions is that this is going to be exactly that best effort. The firewall will likely pass a few packets before it's able to identify the streaming traffic, so streams will first appear like they were and then break. 

Other times you'll likely never see any app-id that would indicate streaming anything, so the firewall will simply allow the traffic across certain sites until/unless it properly identfies things. 


Just in general I would say this is kind of a terrible idea if you aren't going to go full hog with it. 

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