How to restrict a vlan to get only the 360p from youtube?

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How to restrict a vlan to get only the 360p from youtube?

Hi There,

Our's is a school and students are always watching youtube videos in full HD quality which makes the bandwidth utilization to the peak. We don't want the students to watch youtube in HD but force them to 360p which is comparatively less bandwidth consumption. Is there any way to accomplish this in PA 2050 with 5.0.3 OS version. I really appreciate your help on this in ASAP.

Paul Mathew

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Re: How to restrict a vlan to get only the 360p from youtube?

You could create a custom application for Youtube based on the parent app "Youtube-base" and work your way around the available signatures (http-req for instance). As far as I know you can force the use of 360p on Youtube by adding "&fmt=34" IIRC.

Hope this helps !

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Re: How to restrict a vlan to get only the 360p from youtube?

Just for your information, wikipedia has a list of itags which is used for &fmt=XX.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YouTube

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Re: How to restrict a vlan to get only the 360p from youtube?

Rather than configuring a Custom App (which make the Management slower, especially for a PA 20xx) you should

configure a QoS Policy and limit the Bandwidth for youtube-base.

Lets say you configure a Limit at 200 Kb.

Your students will choose 360p at their own (.... or wait the whole day until the HD Video is buffered)  ;-)

Cheers

Marco

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Re: How to restrict a vlan to get only the 360p from youtube?

I agree with Marco. I have had success with QoS policies.

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Re: How to restrict a vlan to get only the 360p from youtube?

I do agree with you Marco and we were doing the QOS and the students were using youtube a lot and we revert it to normal.

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WIll try this and if any query will bother you again.

regards

Paul

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Re: How to restrict a vlan to get only the 360p from youtube?

No bother at all !

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