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Protected links in cpanel restrictin chromecast

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7 comments

  • cPRex Jurassic Moderator

    Hey there!  I would think that Chromecast is almost certainly a separate connection that you'd need to whitelist.  Can you see how it is connecting in the server logs?

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  • stevsnet

    Thanks for that, which server logs would I find this in? We're running this on a subdomain.

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  • cPRex Jurassic Moderator

    The most likely place would be the access log for the domain, which is usually found in /etc/apache2/logs/domlogs/username/ and then the specific website name you're working with.

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  • stevsnet

    This reveals the ip, files called and site pages but I can't see anything relating to chromecast or google.com. Also I don't get an error or anything registering when chromecast drops the connection to the video.

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  • cPRex Jurassic Moderator

    I'm not sure what that could be then, but it seems you've isolated it to something within Chromecast already and not anything related to cPanel.

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  • stevsnet

    I'm not sure about that. I've been in touch with Chromecast and they suggested adding these domains - chromecast.com, cast.google.com, googlevideo.com, google.com, gstatic.com and youtube.com but none of these helped. Does the hotlinking change the way cPanel serves the files? Is Chromecast not seeing the mp4 ie: not seeing https://mydomain.com/myvideo.mp4?

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  • stevsnet

    It sounds like it may be an issue with older Chromecast dongles handling protected content. Apparantly the newer ones can do it.

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