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    Default Web filter block page change

    I've been reading a bit about how to change the default block page and I understand that I would need the branding manager for that. This is for home use and all I want to do is stop facebook.com (at the moment) so that would be too much money for me.

    I would be happy if it just failed to resolve the hostname and put up a standard browser error. Besides, redirects don't work well for somebody with Firefox and the No-Script addon.

    So reading these forums brings me to a solution that is supposedly a design side-effect. I just simply disable HTTP management on the local interface, right? Well, that doesn't appear to work (anymore?). The web filter block page still comes up. I'm running Untangle 7.1, so perhaps they fixed that "bug".

    Any other way I could duplicate the behavior of just timing out a web page?

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    Use OpenDNS to block facebook instead?

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    Can I use OpenDNS to schedule "outages" as to not be on 100% of the time?

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    OpenDNS will still present a block page, and you have to pay for it if you want to block a specific site.
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    Your dns server are internal? you can add a fake entry like this:
    facebook.com 127.0.0.0
    or, in a home environment you can play with the host file in each pc
    this cause a generic error in any browser and the hate of your kids :-)

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    Nah, neither a host file or OpenDNS appears to be adjustable on the fly. I think Untangle still is my best bet.

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    Well you can use the DNS services in Untangle to throw false results back at clients... this would give you the timeout error. Personally I'm wondering what's wrong with having the block page show?
    Rob Sandling, BS:SWE, MCP
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    Quote Originally Posted by sky-knight View Post
    Well you can use the DNS services in Untangle to throw false results back at clients...
    How do I do that?

    Personally I'm wondering what's wrong with having the block page show?
    Attitude from my teenager daughter. I just don't want her on FB all the time. It's not really "inappropriate" as the block message states.

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    you can probably use the packet filter to block access to the block page.
    I don't know what other bad side effects that would have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertsig View Post
    How do I do that?


    Attitude from my teenager daughter. I just don't want her on FB all the time. It's not really "inappropriate" as the block message states.
    Inappropriate is simply, Dad says so... my daughter is 5 and she's already learned that lesson. Time to be a parent... Oh, and before you go too far with that one, I've had to use the web filter on my WIFE. Want to hear some pain, wait until your wife can't get somewhere she wants to. I get tired of clearing the garbage off her laptop and fixed the issue.

    Anyway, if you want to use the DNS hack, assuming you have Untangle being the DNS server, just go into the dns tab, create a record for www.facebook.com, and facebook.com that points to 127.0.0.1.
    Rob Sandling, BS:SWE, MCP
    NexgenAppliances.com
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    Email: support@nexgenappliances.com

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