Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall Thread, YouTube for Schools launched in Technical; YouTube have today announced the launch of YouTube for Schools . In a nutshell, this gives you:
Pre-approved channels of ...
Ability to whitelist individual videos on YouTube itself (rather than on your local proxy)
Comments completely hidden and disabled from videos (though not on channels themselves, based on my testing)
This may be a good option for schools who currently block YouTube and are nervous about unblocking it despite demands from teachers.
As well as adding individual videos to your school/authority-specific whitelist, you can nominate channels to be added to the pre-approved list. I've already requested the 2012 Olympics channel as that seemed to be a glaring omission I found within a couple of minutes.
How it works
You need a proxy that can automatically modify the outgoing request to either add an HTTP header or append an option to the URL query, as described here. I know Smoothwall should be capable of this because it does it for other things such as enforcing SafeSearch, so if anyone knows how to do this already in Guardian 3, I'd be interested in hearing, but I suspect it may need a new Content Modification policy adding by the developers.
As far as i can tell ISA/TMG is a one or none type modification without this program, i'm just investigating it a bit before i install it but i'll let you lot know how it goes.
Well, as much as i hate third party programs, especially for a system such as ISA, this one seems ok. I've got it installed, and I've setup my header rule but i can't get it to work, someone else with ISA come and start setting yours up so you can find what i'm doing wrong!
EDIT: this is what i've set, can anyone point out what i've done wrong? (see image - ignore the difference in the "applies to" i was messing around with settings)
Last edited by mrbios; 13th December 2011 at 10:32 AM.