I would like to restrict access to youtube for all users on my network as my younger kids have been watching things I'd prefer they didn't....
I have Wingate running on a Win10 x64 box and all my network traffic runs through it (dual nics, one to lan one to wan). I added an access rule to block (for everyone) sites youtube.com and youtube however, I can still access the site.
I'm curious if this is due to the fact http://www.youtube.com
is redirected to https://youtube.com
(ssl vs non)? If so, can i block youtube IPs? Since all network traffic runs through WinGate, it feels possible - just not sure how to do it? I've tried to add an entry to the hosts file on the server pointing youtube.com to a known IP (non youtube), installed the DNS service and tried it - this doesn't seem to work either (cell phone on wifi can still access).
Alternatively, do I need to buy the ssl inspection license? I am running Wingate 9 free edition since it's just for my home.
When I did a ping on http://www.youtube.com
, i get an IP - which when I put in my url bar brings me to google's homepage. I don't want to block all of google - just youtube. Is this possible?
thank you for the help.