VideoCache

Error 403 Forbidden

by nomad on 5 Mar 2011

Hi Kulbir.

We have noticed the following appearing in the videocache logs over the last few months:

2011-03-05 15:47:37,917 5898 10.100.0.248 - REQUEST - http://v13.lscache6.c.youtube.com/videoplayback?sparams=id%2Cexpire%2Cip%2Cipbits%2Citag%2Calgorithm%2Cburst%2Cfactor%2Coc%3AU0dYTlNNVF9FSkNNOF9LR1hF&fexp=910400%2C901013&algorithm=throttle-factor&itag=34&ipbits=0&burst=40&sver=3&signature=AD3CC527AE91750D9BA16D9D9691F0F173AEB8C3.79769B932B4F56D17A12167FDD726BC50A1F83C9&expire=1299326400&key=yt1&ip=0.0.0.0&factor=1.25&id=7de1351b6b09b72d
2011-03-05 15:47:38,562 5898 10.100.0.248 - REQUEST - http://www.youtube.com/get_video?t=vjVQa1PpcFPA1tXxj2mpkgbcellkDScHvQjWC5V2uwI=&el=detailpage&video_id=feE1G2sJty0&noflv=1&fmt=34&asv=3&tmi=1
2011-03-05 15:47:38,563 5898 10.100.0.248 feE1G2sJty0 URL_HIT YOUTUBE http://www.youtube.com/get_video?t=vjVQa1PpcFPA1tXxj2mpkgbcellkDScHvQjWC5V2uwI=&el=detailpage&video_id=feE1G2sJty0&noflv=1&fmt=34&asv=3&tmi=1
2011-03-05 15:47:38,590 5898 10.100.0.248 feE1G2sJty0 CACHE_MISS YOUTUBE Requested video was not found in cache.
2011-03-05 15:47:38,595 5898 10.100.0.248 feE1G2sJty0 NEW_URL YOUTUBE http://www.youtube.com/get_video?t=vjVQa1PpcFPA1tXxj2mpkgbcellkDScHvQjWC5V2uwI=&el=detailpage&video_id=feE1G2sJty0&noflv=1&fmt=34&asv=3&tmi=1
2011-03-05 15:47:38,596 5898 10.100.0.248 feE1G2sJty0 URL_HIT YOUTUBE http://www.youtube.com/get_video?t=vjVQa1PpcFPA1tXxj2mpkgbcellkDScHvQjWC5V2uwI=&el=detailpage&video_id=feE1G2sJty0&noflv=1&fmt=34&asv=3&tmi=1
2011-03-05 15:47:38,597 5898 10.100.0.248 feE1G2sJty0 CACHE_MISS YOUTUBE Requested video was not found in cache.
2011-03-05 15:47:38,603 5898 10.100.0.248 feE1G2sJty0 NEW_URL YOUTUBE http://www.youtube.com/get_video?t=vjVQa1PpcFPA1tXxj2mpkgbcellkDScHvQjWC5V2uwI=&el=detailpage&video_id=feE1G2sJty0&noflv=1&fmt=34&asv=3&tmi=1
2011-03-05 15:47:39,064 5899 10.100.0.248 feE1G2sJty0 SCHEDULED YOUTUBE Video scheduled for download.
2011-03-05 15:47:40,047 5898 127.0.0.1 - REQUEST - http://v3.lscache5.c.youtube.com/videoplayback?sparams=id%2Cexpire%2Cip%2Cipbits%2Citag%2Cratebypass&fexp=901700&itag=35&ipbits=8&signature=534DD84FB897C27F16C491055B255073351E2253.4A49BF8EB05E38EF47B08D81194D8775F1E68B31&sver=3&ratebypass=yes&expire=1299326400&key=yt1&ip=150.0.0.0&id=7de1351b6b09b72d
2011-03-05 15:47:40,169 6032 10.100.0.248 feE1G2sJty0 DOWNLOAD_ERR YOUTUBE  Error while caching video. HTTP Error 403: Forbidden

Checking the squid access.log confirms the client received the flv video correctly, but when videocache attempts to grab the flv itself, the URL is invalid:

1299304060.167    120 127.0.0.1 TCP_MISS/403 368 GET http://v3.lscache5.c.youtube.com/videoplayback?sparams=id%2Cexpire%2Cip%2Cipbits%2Citag%2Cratebypass&fexp=901700&itag=35&ipbits=8&signature=534DD84FB897C27F16C491055B255073351E2253.4A49BF8EB05E38EF47B08D81194D8775F1E68B31&sver=3&ratebypass=yes&expire=1299326400&key=yt1&ip=150.0.0.0&id=7de1351b6b09b72d - DIRECT/203.217.23.22 text/plain
1299304061.080   3163 10.100.0.248 TCP_MISS/200 907809 GET http://v13.lscache6.c.youtube.com/videoplayback?sparams=id%2Cexpire%2Cip%2Cipbits%2Citag%2Calgorithm%2Cburst%2Cfactor%2Coc%3AU0dYTlNNVF9FSkNNOF9LR1hF&fexp=910400%2C901013&algorithm=throttle-factor&itag=34&ipbits=0&burst=40&sver=3&signature=AD3CC527AE91750D9BA16D9D9691F0F173AEB8C3.79769B932B4F56D17A12167FDD726BC50A1F83C9&expire=1299326400&key=yt1&ip=0.0.0.0&factor=1.25&id=7de1351b6b09b72d - DIRECT/203.217.23.18 video/x-flv

We are currently running Videocache 1.9.7 with Squid 3.1.11 on CentOS 5.5.

3 Answers

by Kulbir Saini on 15 Mar 2011

Hello,

I see that videocache is also going via the proxy server itself. Please change proxy option to none if your proxy server can directly connect to internet. That'll help fix the issue.

Thank You!

by lnaimi on 5 Oct 2012

All Youtube videos give the following error:

YOUTUBE CACHE_HTTP_ERR <....> HTTP error : 403. An error occured while caching the video at .....

The VideoCache version installed is 2.0

by Kulbir Saini on 16 Oct 2012

Hi,

Please contact us for the fix.

Thank You!

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