QoS and Netflix

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by joedr, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. joedr

    joedr Networkin' Nut Member


    I am looking for ways of prioritize Netflix streaming traffic thru QoS.

    So far, the only information I got off different blogs and forums is to include the differnt IPs where Netflix use to serve the streaming content. Is there is any better way to do this?

    I do not like the idea of checking every time Netflix change IP sets due to expansion, changes, etc.

    Here is the list of IPs:


  2. Always-wondering

    Always-wondering Networkin' Nut Member

    I feel your pain.... Take the IP's you have, use this link : http://whois.domaintools.com/ (for example) - get the full IP address range for of your addresses. The full range can go into the QoS rules as a single line (per range).
    Here's a list of my most recent video (class B) rules. (I wish the Lvl 7 rules worked!)

    TCP/UDP B U-Tube video

    TCP/UDP B NetFlix

    TCP/UDP B LvL 3 (Netflix /HBO carrier)

    TCP/UDP B LvL 3 video carrier

    TCP/UDP B LvL 3 (Netflix carrier)

    TCP/UDP B LvL.3 video carrier

    TCP/UDP B Limelight Networks media carrier

    TCP/UDP B Limelight

    TCP/UDP B Limelight
    Dst Port: 1935 B RTMP (real time media player)

    TCP/UDP B Web75 - video
    CardinS2U likes this.
  3. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    #2 , Try L7 HTTPvideo and L7 flash video, works with most youtube video clips and full movies. Most of the stuff I tried today wasn't covered by your range of but the L7 filters work fine for almost everything. I can't test netflix though.
  4. Always-wondering

    Always-wondering Networkin' Nut Member

    What I have seen ('cause I watch our very public network patterns a lot), is that the L7 rules generally don't catch the longer video streams. So, as I eventually worked my self out of condition rule space (only have 50 avail.) - and since I try to keep categories open for VoIP, gen'l browsing, Apple / MS downloads, IM and others.... the only really sure fire approach is to get IP ranges. -This is of course somewhat 'reactive', rather than 'predictive' - but is effective........... right up until some major network server bank opens up another block of IP addresses.

    -What is really somewhat annoying (recently) is that I have come across some (transient thankfully) users that are UPLOADing video. -Talk about snubbing L7..... it didn't catch a video upload....... let alone previous 'indications' of video downloads. It was at that point, that I over-wrote the http:video L7 rule w/something more concrete... like another LvL 3 communications IP range set. (Google has a 'tool' available now that appears to behave much like a (one way) bit torrent). It blew through every condition I had set - hogging my port 80/443 outbound class - closing and opening ports and effectively avoiding all my P2P rules. - But I digress. -I think it was you Toastman that had posted a while ago that the L7 project had unfortunately stopped some time ago??

    In the end- if you have the rule space, go ahead, use the L7's - they are easy - but if it doesn't appear to work reliably, then I think the only way to go is to become an "IP" detective....:ninja:
  5. CardinS2U

    CardinS2U Network Guru Member

    did u update yoru settings at all for netflix? can I get those too?

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