Streaming is being blocked on Roku

  • I have unblocked everything that pops in Alerts and still no go.

    Only option I can figure out is unblock the Roku device for all traffic but still have everything else go through pfBlockerNG. Is this the proper way to do so?

    My network is
    adding this to Services-->DNS Resolver --> Custom Options

    # bypass for Roku
    access-control-view: #Roku is statically assigned .121
    access-control-view: #rest of subnet 
    name: "bypass"
    view-first: yes
    name: "dnsbl"
    view-first: yes
    server:include: /var/unbound/pfb_dnsbl.*conf

    I am getting the following error:

    The following input errors were detected:

    • The generated config file cannot be parsed by unbound. Please correct the following errors:
    • /var/unbound/test/unbound.conf:116: error: unknown keyword ''
    • read /var/unbound/test/unbound.conf failed: 1 errors in configuration file

  • Have you tried putting this Roku on it's own subnet, with NO blocking from pfBlockerNG? Isolate it from the other networks, if possible, and set it to be wide open, nothing blocking, nothing in the way. Set the DNS on this subnet to either your ISP's servers, or google DNS, like @johnpoz says below.


  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    @amrogers3 said in Streaming is being blocked on Roku:


    You have no name on your views.. so yeah can see why it would balk at that.

    access-control-view: <IP netblock> <view name>
                  Set view for given access control element.

    And you shouldn't have that 2nd server: in there either.

    Wouldn't it be just easier to assign your roku a different dns, say - not sure why your roku would need to resolve anything on your local network anyway.

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