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httpd reverse proxy for youtube filtering

PostPosted: 14. February 2012 20:02
Hi All,

Thanks for any help in advance....

I'm trying to use transparent reverse proxy through Apache only when going to The proxy request adjusts the header to include a filter string to see only education based videos.

Server is CentOS 5.7 with Apache 2.2.3.

httpd.conf vhost section:

<VirtualHost *:80>

ServerAlias *

ErrorLog logs/
CustomLog logs/ common

ProxyRequests Off

<Proxy *>
RequestHeader set X-YouTube-Edu-Filter "xuxuxxhxhxhxrxrxr"

ProxyPass /
ProxyPassReverse /


The filter works properly except it doesn't play the video selected. Without going though the proxy, the same video loads and plays fine.

Nothing in the error or access logs indicate any problems.

Any help to point in the right direction or solution would be greatly appreciate. Thanks!

Re: httpd reverse proxy for youtube filtering

PostPosted: 17. February 2012 17:41
by JonB
I would guess that YouTube may have a proxy detection schema in place. You should check their policies/techie FAQ's