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  1. #1
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    Default Blocking Betternet, UPDATED solution

    Greetings, Everyone.

    Previously I had posted a solution to help stop Betternet by blocking UDP port 500 in the firewall. Well, Betterenet has been sneaky, and now that solution doesn't completely work anymore.

    I am continuing my testing (grateful for my Untangle license at home), and here is my updated solution so far:
    • block port 500 in the firewall with "Any" chosen for the protocol
    • block Betternet in the Application Control


    What will this do?
    Well, Betternet will still establish a connection, however the VPN traffic itself will be blocked, and Internet traffic on that client will instead be routed and filtered normally.

    Again, I am still testing this, and would welcome any additional insight from others.

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    Untangler jcoffin's Avatar
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    I would select tarpit instead of block in Application Control when trying to block VPN services.
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    Just curious. Why tarpit?
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    Untangle Ninja sky-knight's Avatar
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    Because you'll never block it entirely, and stuffing that IP address into a severely bandwidth restricted situation does wonders to convince the user that firing up that software is a bad idea.
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    Untangle Junkie dmorris's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by theoak View Post
    Just curious. Why tarpit?
    https://wiki.untangle.com/index.php/...k_vs_tarpit.3F
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