YouTube blocked in BSNL ?

Discussion in 'BSNL broadband' started by mtly, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. mtly

    mtly New Member

    Today I am not able to access youtube using BSNL broadband. It is getting redirected to a page with this messsage
    "The site you have chosen has been categorized as: Criminal Skills

    Contact your Internet administrator if you require access to this site."

    It is same for any youtube video.
  2. just4kix

    just4kix Guardian Angel Staff Member

    I do not think YouTube is banned in BSNL. But certain sections could be.
  3. mtly

    mtly New Member

    just now they have corrected it. I think while trying to block one video they blocked all videos
  4. whitestar_999

    whitestar_999 Platinum Member

    BSNL don't block any sites.check the settings of your antivirus/anti-adware/anti-spyware/IE are not using trend micro/mcafee/norton internet secirity AV by any chance because sometimes they block certain sites giving such messages.
  5. musik.maniac

    musik.maniac New Member

    Yes, I second Whitestar. It is definitely some application on your system and nothing to do with youtube blocking by BSNL. If BSNL blocks something, it will come in the papers. Example would be the blogging sites being blocked....ringabell? :)
  6. mtly

    mtly New Member

    Again, bsnl has started blocking. I think it not me alone see this thread
  7. rahul_hr

    rahul_hr New Member

    same here :(
    it happened for a while yesterday.. then from today morning am not able to access.. customer service dont even know what am talking about. right now am just using another workaround to view videos but its damn painful and streaming is really really slow.

    and i dont have any problems with firewall and anti-virus programs settings.
  8. bishancm

    bishancm New Member

    Same problem here

    I noticed it today morning.
    Any help appreciated.
    But it works in my connection at the office.
  9. strider

    strider New Member works perfectly fine for me. Maybe, its the indian version of Youtube, which you are using is having some problem since its relatively new website division of Youtube.
  10. whitestar_999

    whitestar_999 Platinum Member

    new users including myself having IP 117.x.x.x are not having any problems with youtube but only old customers with IP 59.x.x.x i think.also netsweeper is a web filtering software used by corporations so it may be possible that BSNL is indeed using it on their older network maybe to test something.
  11. mtly

    mtly New Member

    I got BSNL recently and my IP is 117.x.x.x . I think they have installed netsweeper only in some regions.
  12. whitestar_999

    whitestar_999 Platinum Member

    you may be right.for now i am having no problems with youtube.let's wait & see.
  13. mtly

    mtly New Member

    Temperory work around is to change the URL to
  14. rahul_hr

    rahul_hr New Member

    just change the domain to worldwide (all).. the option is on the top left hand corner.
    the default will be www after you've done the change.
  15. myself

    myself New Member

    Thanks man. That helped. But how come BSNL blocked the indian youtube!!!!
  16. bishancm

    bishancm New Member

    Its funny

    I have two bsnl connections in my house both are with 117.xxxx ip add.
    The computer I am typing with automatically redirects to indian version of youtube from either connections and gets blocked
    with the address h tt p- blah

    and the contents say

    The site you have chosen has been categorized as: Criminal Skills
    h ttp

    Contact your Internet administrator if you require access to this site. which is powered by netsweeper.

    but the same two connections in another computer works fine and h ttp /ww YouTube - Broadcast Yourself opens and doesnt redirect to indian version of youtube.

    ARIN's WHOIS service provides a mechanism for finding contact and registration information for resources registered with ARIN. ARIN's database contains IP addresses, autonomous system [AS] numbers, organizations or customers that are associated with these resources, and related Points of Contact [POC].

    The ARIN database for whois is thus

    OrgName: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
    OrgID: IANA
    Address: 4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 330
    City: Marina del Rey
    StateProv: CA
    PostalCode: 90292-6695
    Country: US

    NetRange: -
    NetHandle: NET-172-16-0-0-1
    Parent: NET-172-0-0-0-0
    NetType: IANA Special Use
    NameServer: BLACKHOLE-1.IANA.ORG
    NameServer: BLACKHOLE-2.IANA.ORG
    Comment: This block is reserved for special purposes.
    Comment: Please see RFC 1918 for additional information.
    Comment: h tt p/ ww w
    RegDate: 1994-03-15
    Updated: 2007-11-27

    OrgAbuseHandle: IANA-IP-ARIN
    OrgAbuseName: Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number
    OrgAbusePhone: +1-310-301-5820
    OrgAbuseEmail: abuse at

    OrgTechHandle: IANA-IP-ARIN
    OrgTechName: Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number
    OrgTechPhone: +1-310-301-5820
    OrgTechEmail: abuse at
    # ARIN WHOIS database, last updated 2008-08-28 19:10
    # Enter ? for additional hints on searching ARIN's WHOIS database.

    Any suggestions,

    Thanks Rahul, It worked.
    Btw it works with Internet explorer but not Mozilla firefox
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2008
  17. myself

    myself New Member

    Change your domain to worldwide(All).
  18. Part III

    Part III New Member

    YouTube Blocked

    Its a problem with
  19. SmoothVibes

    SmoothVibes Super Moderator Staff Member is working fine for me... without any problem...

    are you people sure that its a problem with coz as i checked it here and its working really fine for me without any problem at all...
  20. Admin

    Admin Administrator Staff Member

    I am on sify broadband and youtube is running fine .. if bsnl is blocking then every isp must have got the same instructions from the information and broadcast ministry and customers of all other isps would also have been seeing the same problem.

    I am sure its some other issue.

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