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    Blocking Spotify

    This is a discussion on Blocking Spotify within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; I've found that Spotify is a massive bandwidth hog, so I'd like to block it. The details of how to ...

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      Blocking Spotify

      I've found that Spotify is a massive bandwidth hog, so I'd like to block it.

      The details of how to do this can be found here:
      How can I block spotify on our company Firewall?

      To save you looking at the discussion, the answer apparantly lies in "just blocking 78.31.8.0/22...prevents login."

      However, I have no idea how to block the IP ranges that they suggest. Also does "78.31.8.0/22" mean 2 ip addresses (78.31.8.0 and 78.31.8.22), or 23 ip addresses (between 78.31.8.0 and 78.31.8.22)?

      So can anyone show me how to do this? I've tried blocking port 4070, but spotify reverts to using ports 443 and 80, which I shouldn't block?

      Thanks


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      Re: Blocking Spotify

      I've found that Spotify is a massive bandwidth hog, so I'd like to block it.
      This may be so on a College or Uni network where dozens or even hundreds may be connected, but not for a single connection. It only uses between 160-320 kbps, depending on the account, which is hardly 'hogging'.
      Are you in a 'student flat' where others are using it? If so and you have legal control of the router try putting the domain name into the Blocked Sites list on the router. Security>Block Sites. Remember to click Apply.

      TomD


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