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blocking facebook

PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 3:05 am
by ritshakt
I have put denied record policy in http filter to www.facebook.com and www.facebook.com/* but i found that if some one browse www.facebook.com/login page is opening and people can login and use facebook. Kindly tell me how to block full site not the home page.

Re: blocking facebook

PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:22 pm
by admin
When you login facebook, your browser will use http over ssl. It is https://www.facebook.com/login but not http://www.facebook.com/login
You can add a cert filter policy in https filter.
*.facebook.* -- Deny

Re: blocking facebook

PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:58 am
by ritshakt
I am using Active wall web filter, I do not find https filter option? where will i get that option?

Re: blocking facebook

PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:21 am
by admin
Https filter is included in active wall professional.
Here is the version compare http://en.lanctrl.com/vercomp.php

Re: blocking facebook

PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:38 pm
by samsitti
this will not work too i tried it the cert in https filter

Re: blocking facebook

PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:00 am
by admin
Users must close current session and reconnect to https server, or https certs filter will not work.

Re: blocking facebook

PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:22 am
by samsitti
admin wrote:Users must close current session and reconnect to https server, or https certs filter will not work.

i did that even restarted computer when you log in ( h t t p) ( facebook) it is blocked if you put (h t t p s) (facebook) you can go through
though in the logs you see denied url matching cert but the user is able to login, any recommendation please.


and any new versions on the way ?

Re: blocking facebook

PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:31 am
by samsitti
even try youtube with h t t p it will be blocked with h t t p s it wont get blocked even when you restart the browser or how you restart the h t t p s session?

and i know its in pro version i am using the pro version

Re: blocking facebook

PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:07 am
by admin
Please add the following policies in https filter
*facebook.com -- Deny Record
* -- Pass Record
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Do you set the proxy in web browser? If so active wall can not filter https traffic.

Re: blocking facebook

PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:31 am
by samsitti
no it didnt work and no i dont use proxy in web browsers i tried it for both youtube and facebook and it didnt work once u use secure protocol your in

Re: blocking facebook

PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:12 pm
by admin
Can you see any log in active wall/event log?
It looks like this.
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I test https filter on my computer, it is working properly.

Re: blocking facebook

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:37 am
by samsitti
ok Facebook worked it is now giving me page can not be displayed. but the youtube h t t p s its not working it goes through

Re: blocking facebook

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:19 pm
by admin
Youtube use "*.google.com" as it's server cert. You should block cert "*.google.com" or block server ip address in https filter.

Re: blocking facebook

PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 7:12 am
by sdavid
Use "* dot youtube dot com" in DNS Filter.

You tube will be blocked for both http & https

Re: blocking facebook

PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:45 am
by arikjames
users ought to near modern session and reconnect to https server, or https certs clear out will now not paintings. PTA denies blocking of Facebook pages