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Blocking this type of website???

Discussion in 'Networks' started by garefield, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. garefield

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  2. greenbrucelee
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    Are you saying one website is called unblocked and the other is called blocked but the rest of the name is the same?

    or are you saying you need to use this website sometimes and not others? if its the latter then just manually allow it and deny it as you see fit.
     
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    Questions like this sometimes make me scratch my head (especially when they come from people with no previous posts, asking the question on a certification forum when surely there are better sites out there for asking questions on controlling internet access as seems to be the case here).

    First of all, we don't have enough information. Has this person/company deployed a proxy (like a BlueCoat), or are they trying to do so via software installed on each individual computer.

    Secondly, he mentions that he needs the site blocked for a large network, but any "large" network would surely delegate the task to someone who had a general idea of how managing web access works.

    Finally, it doesn't seem that the person wants to block a single topleve domain/website name, but rather a (possible list of) single directory(ies) on a website, while other directories remain accessible, which brings me back to my second point.

    Surely a company would not delegate tasks of this magnitude to someone who doesn't know what they're doing, which in turn brings me to my first point where the person may quite simply be stumped (it happens), but doesn't provide nearly enough information to help us help them.

    More information is needed please.
     
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  4. JonnyMX

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    openDNS?
     
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  5. garefield

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    Respected forum member thanks for your replies.

    @Shinigami:
    I am a noob and just wanted to know how this can be done.


    Lilttle more explanation.

    I want to know how is it possible to block a website which has a address like this one
    www.a-particular-website.com/directorynametobeblocked

    But websites like this should be accessible
    www.a-particular-website.com/anyotherdirectory
    also
    www.any-other-domain.com



    example: i want this site to be blocked www.google.com/transliterate
    but any other website including www.google.com and www.google.com/anything
    should be accessible.


    Thanks a lot
     
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  7. garefield

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    Thanks for your reply but Sorry i can't use OpenDNS.
    Can you please suggest me any other possible solution.
     
  8. Shinigami

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    How big is your network and is it for your home or for a company that you work for?

    Do you already have a proxy in place, and if so, which one is it (as the procedure varies greatly between devices/software)?

    Do you have a budget to implement a new device to control web access (this could be a new server or a hardware device from a vendor)?

    Otherwise, there's products which can snap-in with web browsers to limit access to a website, some may be free, others may cost money. But not that easy to implement for a very large network environment (unless you have centralized management in place).

    There's quite a lot of options really, but in your situation you need something that won't block the entire Domain but just subsections of it. I did a lot of this with BlueCoat's a few years back (but they're not always the easiest devices to use and configure, nor the cheapest).
     
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    Why not?
    Do you mean you can't use it, or you're not allowed to use it?
     
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  10. garefield

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    Its a small scale company.

    We have squid proxy server linux OS.

    If this is possible through software tweaking then it'd be great, else we can buy required hardware.

    So what am i supposed to do now?
     
  11. garefield

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    Not allowed to use it.
     
  12. greenbrucelee
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    can you not just put rules in your firewall so it can be blocked?
     
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    Can you explain how can i make a rule like that. For the above situation
     
  14. Shinigami

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    I could figure this out in Squid - but I'm not particularly fond of doing people's homework for them.
     
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    I was begginning to think this might be someones classwork since he should be able to create some rules in software firewall aswell as a hardware firewall to deny and allow the sites he wants because if he did this for a living he should really know how to do it.
     
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    And it would be a good reason to tell them not to use OpenDNS...
     
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  18. ThomasMc

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    LOL! Just rip Squid out and use OpenDNS or RTFM 101
     
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    just set the firewall to say sod off if anyone tries to access that site then put in a reporting script so you know whos terminal tried to access the site then you can kill them and put them under the patio :D
     
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    Cruel but effective GBL :)
     
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