- A few days after blocking
PlayStation 3 users, Hulu has yet to respond to questions concerning the change which has only helped to fuel rumors
it is related to the Microsoft ad campaign currently featured on the site.
However, a guide is now available courtesy of yPass.net (linked above) that details how to workaround the method being used to block PS3 users, namely checking the User-Agent string in the HTTP request.
The workaround? To make your PS3 appear as a PC running a Firefox (or whatever you prefer) browser to any Web site that asks, as follows:
1. Install squid ("sudo apt-get install squid" for ubuntu users.... for Windows users, google for: squid windows)
2. Edit squid's default config (/etc/squid/squid.conf on ubuntu) with these changes (or download my configuration: squid-hulu.conf
Search for "acl localnet src" and set it to your internal network. You can remove the other localnet definitions if you're not using them as shown here:
#acl localnet src 10.0.0.0/8