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

Chris Rowson christopherrowson at gmail.com
Sat Feb 7 12:59:59 GMT 2009


On Sat, Feb 7, 2009 at 12:54 PM, Kris Douglas <webbox.uk at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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?
>
>
> --
> Kris Douglas
>


I don't think so Kris because Windows + Firefox works through the same proxy
and Ubuntu + Firefox doesn't. Wierd eh?

Chris
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