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    Default need to pass websites to specific macaddressess. which were blocked in blocksites

    We have blocked some websites like youtube, Amazon, Flipkart and so on in webfilter block sites and we need to provide access to some specific users using mac addresses.

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    Why?

    You can do this with policy manager, but I ask again... why?

    MAC addressing is only good to the first router, and it's trivial to spoof. If you have special stations, name them on the devices tab and use the policy manager to route traffic based on username.

    MAC addresses are just a poor handle, it's 2021 we have better tools.
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    Because of DHCP pool IP address will change and if we assign with MAC Id it will not change.

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    @venkii93 - Right, neither will the names on the devices tab per @sky-night's comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by venkii93 View Post
    Because of DHCP pool IP address will change and if we assign with MAC Id it will not change.
    Assign DHCP static to the MAC address. Problem solved.
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    @Sky-knight.

    can you let me know how to name the device and use the policy manager on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by venkii93 View Post
    @Sky-knight.

    can you let me know how to name the device and use the policy manager on that.
    Sure!


    At the top of your Untangle UI, click Devices you'll get a nice long list of all the devices known to Untangle, this includes the mac address on the left. Find the device you want to tag, and click in the appropriate username box and type something in. Click save at the bottom.

    Now, that device has a username.

    The next bit is harder because it assumes you're using Policies, and it doesn't sound like you are.

    But, the simple answer there is a policy is a set of apps configured to do something. Policy rules tell Untangle which policy to apply.

    But to find this you click on the Policy Manager app, or manage policies option at the bottom of the policy drop down of the top left of the apps tab.

    So your first step is to make a new policy that's a child of the one you're using. That means it inherits all the apps from the parent. Once you have a policy made, you can pick it from the policy drop down in the top left of the apps tab. From there you can install a new web filter, and configure that one to be more open or closed or whatever.

    Once that new policy is ready, you go back into your policy manager and make rules to use it. You can flag based on all sorts of things in there, MAC address is one of them, but so is user name! The reason I suggest the latter is you can easily tag another device on the device tab as users add devices, and never have to copy / paste / try to read a MAC address ever again!
    Rob Sandling, BS:SWE, MCP
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