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

Chris Rowson christopherrowson at gmail.com
Sat Feb 7 13:16:26 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?
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> > Kris Douglas
> >> >       Softdel Limited Hosting Services
> >> >       Web: www.softdel.co.uk
> >> >       Mastil: kris at softdel.co.uk
> >> >
> >> > Company No. 6135915
> >> > Registered in England and Wales
> >>
> >>
> >> Have you setup the proxy for Firefox, or for the whole system? If just
> >> for
> >> Firefox, Flash may not be using the proxy, thus the error.
> >>
> >
> > I've set it up for just Firefox. I'm using CrunchBang at the moment and
> it
> > doesn't have a general system proxy option like Ubuntu Gnome (as far as I
> > can see). Sites like youtube work though.
> >
> > Chris
>
>
> Can you access Youtube without the proxy though, as it may be that Firefox
> is using the proxy whilst Flash is just using a direct connection?
>

Hi Harry, the only IP address on the network that can get out to the 'net is
that of the proxy. All traffic has to go through the proxy.

Chris
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