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Author Topic: URL Blocking how to  (Read 1408 times)


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URL Blocking how to
« on: October 18, 2014, 10:05:07 PM »

Hi All,

I guess I am missing a step in the whole process. Any URL I am listing as blocked is still accessible.
In the ALG settings I think there was a pre-set for 'http_content_filtering' with the description of 'Configure specific URL blocks', in there I've added as a test IMDB - *.imdb.com/* under URL Filter as a blacklist item.
But of course I can still access www.imdb.com , is there another step I need to do so that any URL listed under 'http_content_filtering' will be blocked?
« Last Edit: October 18, 2014, 10:07:33 PM by vimfuego »
I have a DFL-260E, FW

Rara Avis

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Re: URL Blocking how to
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2014, 09:37:13 AM »

The secret with URL filters is that they are added to an ALG, which has to be added to a service, which has to be added to the FIRST rule that matches the traffic in question.  Once we have these elements lined up, everything should become easier.

There is a pre built service with a pre built ALG (which I am assuming is the one you edited), so ironically the thing most people miss is a rule allowing (action NAT) the HTTP ALG service placed above the existing all services outbound service.
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