Shalla blacklist will not install/download
detox last edited by
I cannot find an answer in forums I just bought a netgate appliance and started to configure it for squidguard. the shalla list will not download. I made sure I could ping the site (per suggestion in a post here from another person with the same issue). double checked settings and now I want to find a log file that may have a reason why it will not download. Can anyone suggest what log file I can look at?
or, is there a permissions issue with the folder it DL's to? if so, where does it go? /tmp?
When I click to download the blacklist, the screen 'flashes' and 'refreshes' but no download takes place. I am certainly willing to reset to factory, but I'd sure like to be able to find an error message so I could resolve the issue, or find someone who has solved this problem.
I did install community version of pfsense 6-8 months ago to experiment and the squidguard / shalla blacklist worked fine (older version of pfsense).
Any comments will certainly be appreciated
KOM last edited by
Some of the smaller appliances are limited in the way of resources and do not officially support squidguard blacklists, from what I remember.
detox last edited by
I verified the unit was capable of squid. After searching everywhere I could, I contacted the pfsense store in hopes they could help without burning one of my support tickets.
The really nice guy replied, after I gave a digest of my tale of woe,,, stating mozilla firefox sometimes will prevent the shalla list from downloading/installing.
I did a factory restore (in an effort to wipe out any mistakes I may have made, installed squid and squidguard, and did the configuration in chrome. Success!!! the blacklist downloaded and saved, and my test of blocking gambling/dating/fortunes/porn as well as allowing a few others worked splendidly. I did need to remember to click the green "Apply" button on the general tab of squidguard for the settings to take hold.
What a journey for my first day with pfsense!
I hope this will help others who have experienced my frustrations with this portion of configuration