[ubuntu-uk] iPlayer + Ubuntu + Firefox + Squid = Broken

Kris Douglas webbox.uk at gmail.com
Sat Feb 7 12:54:16 GMT 2009


2009/2/7 Chris Rowson <christopherrowson at gmail.com>:
> Hi there,
>
> I don't know if anyone else has come across this, but I'll ask anyway.
>
> I'm trying to visit iPlayer on my Ubuntu laptop using Firefox, but I keep
> getting the message 'content unavailable, please try again later' (or along
> those lines). If I visit iPlayer using a Windows PC with Firefox I don't
> receive the message.
>
> I'm pretty sure that it must have something to do with the proxy I have to
> go out through when I'm at this location. It's a Squid proxy (running on
> Ubuntu Dapper) and I can only think that there must be some kind of
> incompatibility somewhere. If I don't go through the proxy (for instance if
> I'm at home) then iPlayer works fine.
>
> Has anyone seen anything like this before, does anyone have any suggestions?

Could the squid be blocking the port the media from iPlayer streams on?


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