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truasian16

join:2003-11-10
Jersey City, NJ

[Connectivity] comcast blocking youtube

hey i noticed since last night youtube has been working sometimes and not working others and then i decided to loook deeper into this and realized comcast is blocking youtube. the site works in tor browser but not in any other browser and with multiple refreshes it might come on for a few minutes than go away. when i call them they just hang up on me. anyone else seeing this?


Randomer

@comcast.net

[Connectivity] Re: comcast blocking youtube

Youtube works for me in California

truasian16

join:2003-11-10
Jersey City, NJ
reply to truasian16
yeah it works through a proxy just not through comcast.

luckmann

join:2004-06-27
Albuquerque, NM
Works great here in Albuquerque both IPv4 and IPv6


graysonf
Premium,MVM
join:1999-07-16
Fort Lauderdale, FL
kudos:2
reply to truasian16
Never had a problem with YouTube on Comcast.

truasian16

join:2003-11-10
Jersey City, NJ
yeah neither have i but it started yesterday. Internal Server Error is the message i get. but it works through tor browser so it seems like comcast is the culprit.


graysonf
Premium,MVM
join:1999-07-16
Fort Lauderdale, FL
kudos:2
I am watching a few Youtube videos now. No problems.

truasian16

join:2003-11-10
Jersey City, NJ
reply to truasian16
yeah i could trace it but just not in the browswer

C:\Users\Sanjil>tracert www.youtube.com

Tracing route to youtube-ui.l.google.com [74.125.226.166]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms Gateway [192.168.1.1]
2 59 ms 40 ms 35 ms c-69-136-104-1.hsd1.nj.comcast.net [69.136.104.1
]
3 30 ms 12 ms 9 ms xe-2-2-0-32767-sur01.jerseycity.nj.panjde.comcas
t.net [68.85.129.185]
4 13 ms 11 ms 13 ms 68.85.62.17
5 15 ms 14 ms 14 ms he-3-10-0-0-cr01.newyork.ny.ibone.comcast.net [6
8.86.93.225]
6 14 ms 27 ms 18 ms he-0-10-0-0-pe03.111eighthave.ny.ibone.comcast.n
et [68.86.83.90]
7 15 ms 18 ms 15 ms as15169-2-c.111eighthave.ny.ibone.comcast.net [2
3.30.206.126]
8 25 ms 15 ms 14 ms 209.85.248.180
9 17 ms 15 ms 15 ms 209.85.245.183
10 18 ms 20 ms 32 ms lga15s45-in-f6.1e100.net [74.125.226.166]

Trace complete.

C4Xplosive

join:2002-02-21
Vancouver, WA
reply to truasian16
Sounds like a DNS issue.

truasian16

join:2003-11-10
Jersey City, NJ
reply to truasian16
these are the dns servers that are in the router. DNS 1 75.75.75.75
DNS 2 75.75.76.76
DNS 3 is blank


tshirt
Premium
join:2004-07-11
Snohomish, WA
kudos:5
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to truasian16
clear all caches restart and try again, Comcast is not blocking Youtube.
Occasionally you Tube will stop a running video and put up a "that resource is not availabe right now...try again later" which is entirely a you-tube and content poster issue. Sometimes when they do it all you see is the black screen without the message, , (this depends on browser settings) which may seem like comcast cut you off.

truasian16

join:2003-11-10
Jersey City, NJ
reply to truasian16
the whole site is down not just a specific video. also if it works in tor browser that means the site isn't down and there are no issues there. comcast is clearly blocking youtube seeing if they could milk money out of google just like they did for netflix. and the issue is not just isolated to me many other people are having the same issue in my area.


graysonf
Premium,MVM
join:1999-07-16
Fort Lauderdale, FL
kudos:2
So network problems in your area are a plot by Comcast to deny you your YouTube?


train_wreck

join:2013-10-04
Antioch, TN
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to truasian16
comcast doesn't block or throttle anything. because you say tor is working, that might point to a localized routing/DNS problem in your area. when you use tor, you emerge in a location most likely far away, and get potentially different DNS servers. that fact that you say others in your area are having a problem, supports this thesis even further.

try manually using OpenDNS (208.67.222.222, 208.67.220.220) and see if that works.

truasian16

join:2003-11-10
Jersey City, NJ
reply to truasian16
yes but when i call comcast they say there is no issue. i have explained to them what is happening but they say nothing is wrong.

plus they have used sandvine in the past to throttle and limit connections.. they might have started using them again. so when you say comcast doesn't throttle well thats a complete lie when they have done it and it is widely reported.


train_wreck

join:2013-10-04
Antioch, TN
they used sandvine to throttle bittorrent connections 7 years ago, and the terms of the NBC merger dictate that they treat all traffic equally.

in any case, youtube is working fine for me.

truasian16

join:2003-11-10
Jersey City, NJ
reply to truasian16
then why did netflix have to pay if they treated all traffic equal.. netflix paying pretty much sums it up that they aren't and are blocking traffic based on their discretion.


train_wreck

join:2013-10-04
Antioch, TN
oy i'm out


MDA
Auto negotiating
Premium
join:2013-09-10
Minneapolis, MN
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to truasian16
said by truasian16:

then why did netflix have to pay if they treated all traffic equal.. netflix paying pretty much sums it up that they aren't and are blocking traffic based on their discretion.

I feel you are misguided with your assumptions and are using this topic as a flaming point for off-topic issues. Comcast is not blocking YouTube, you have a local problem that is not allowing you to reach it.

The trace route completes without any destination unreachable. That tells me it's not a blocking issue (especially when it looks like that tracert is evidence of them direct peering with youtube).

Try directly connecting your computer to the modem. Reset your "non-working" browsers to their default and disable any plug-ins that are not needed. Troubleshooting is a fun business, my friend.


Caddyroger
Premium
join:2001-06-11
To the west
reply to truasian16
Ok if Comcast is blocking YouTube why do I have Comcast and able to to get to youtube and play music?
--
Caddy

truasian16

join:2003-11-10
Jersey City, NJ
reply to truasian16
they might be blocking for certain users. if i could tracert youtube and can access it from a proxy how is it not a comcast issue?


MDA
Auto negotiating
Premium
join:2013-09-10
Minneapolis, MN
Reviews:
·Comcast
And they might not be. If anyone else that has Comcast can get on the website just fine, then there's an issue on your end (and not comcast).

The tracert completing successfully in a direct peering way, says that Comcast is not blocking YouTube, with or without a proxy.


Randomer

@comcast.net
reply to truasian16
As others here have mentioned, try changing your DNS server to the OpenDNS servers: 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220. Comcast is either having DNS issues or there may be something running on your computer that may be preventing you from reaching yt...


graysonf
Premium,MVM
join:1999-07-16
Fort Lauderdale, FL
kudos:2
reply to truasian16
Routing problems are always a plot against those who are impacted by them.

truasian16

join:2003-11-10
Jersey City, NJ

1 recommendation

its a google chrome issue comcast is not blocking youtube it seems like chrome browser is having issues with youtube. either way i updated the dns to opendns still the problem is isolated to chrome.


DarLinux

@comcast.net
reply to truasian16
Can you clarify whether youtube's site is completely unavailable you aren't able to stream content

I've had poor streaming performance issues intermittently with Comcast which I've come to believe are symptoms of congested routes. What helped for me was to dig into the firewall and block the common CDN IP ranges ISP's use for youtube delivery. This forces a change in the delivery route which for me and many others has speed youtube up immensely. It's explained here- »www.wikihow.com/Make-YouTube-Vid···d-Faster and many other places around the net.


battleop

join:2005-09-28
00000

2 recommendations

reply to truasian16

Re: [Connectivity] comcast blocking youtube

Why is it that every time some has a problem reading a site their first step is to accuse the ISP of some evil conspiracy?
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I do not, have not, and will not work for AT&T/Comcast/Verizon/Charter or similar sized company.


battleop

join:2005-09-28
00000
reply to truasian16

Re: [Connectivity] Re: comcast blocking youtube

That's it. I think the board of directors has something in for you.

rody_44
Premium
join:2004-02-20
Quakertown, PA
reply to truasian16

Re: [Connectivity] comcast blocking youtube

Dont you think if comcast was blocking utube. It would be more than just you complaining on the internet.


davidc502

join:2002-03-06
Mount Juliet, TN
kudos:1
Reviews:
·TDS
reply to truasian16
I would say the chances of Comcast is somehow throttling Youtube traffic is low. Having said that, Youtube does put a substantial load on circuits, and as with Netflix, Comcast could twist the arm of Youtube to pay for the fast lane.

I think this is something to watch for the future, and see if it builds up to the point where a decision by Youtube has to be made.

My 2¢