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  1. #1
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    Default Sub-Par Content Filtering

    I recently gave Untangle a shot after hearing many good things about it. I hosed up my Ipcop install and wanted to try some of its competitors while I was fixing my machine. The reason I began using Ipcop in the first place was to keep 3 boys out of porno online. One aggressively seeks it while the other two, 7 years old, have accidentally found transvestite websites while playing flash games online. Luckily I was nearby, but my heart stopped a second when it happened.

    I must say that I was extremely pleased with Untangle for numerous reasons. However, in approximately 30 minutes I found enough sites not blocked by the content filtering to make the top 15 submitters. This is completely unacceptable. Blacklists are a great way to block a huge amount of offensive or dangerous sites but without keyword filtering, like Dansguardian, it left me pretty well open to the very problem I am trying to prevent.

    For the time being I switched back to Ipcop and Dansguardian. I am looking forward to seeing more improvement in this particular area within Untangle. It is much easier and more feature rich than my current solution, but currently lacking in the pornography blocking department.

    Sortking

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    Untangle Junkie dmorris's Avatar
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    yep - that would be a good feature!

    thanks for the feedback sortking.
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    I agree with sortking and also you dmorris.
    I find the content filter severely lacking when it comes to blocking porn and a keyword feature should be a must.

    I would suggest Untangle use BlueCoat for the filter cus they bought the best when they bought Cyberian which I've mentioned in a previous post long ago here at Untangle.

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    use opendns with Untangle, they make a great combined solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abhishek2101 View Post
    use opendns with Untangle, they make a great combined solution.
    QFT...for a couple of years now, I've been setting up most of my clients business networks using OpenDNS as their DNS forwarders on their Active Directory DNS. By default OpenDNS blocks a lot of known bad malware sites, so you get some protection by that alone. And optional "free" content filtering to boot if you wish to set that up.

    I take care of a small school on a small island...not much budget, for a while I had their network using just an RV0 router, with OpenDNS as their servers, and it worked well. Last week I took one of their donated computers..a nice IBM small form factor biz grade desktop, installed Untangle..and I have it doubled up with OpenDNS.

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    Open DNS is a good suggestion. I admit I overlooked it at the time of my post. While I have not personally used their service, I am sure they provide an excellent one. I have since signed up and hope to give it a shot in the upcoming days.

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    Bluecoat is nice... but over priced...
    Rob Sandling, BS:SWE, MCP
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