Url shortener blocked



  • hi there
    i'm new to the community, i've just been reading a lot, but now i got an issue i'm trying to figure out for the past 2 days.

    i'm runing the latest pfsense with pfblocker, squid and squidquard.

    under PackageProxy filter SquidGuard: Common Access Control List (ACL)Common ACL
    i have whitelisted [blk_BL_urlshortener] and also created a Target categorie to whitelist with url shorteners such as bit.do / tinyurl.com / goo.gl and in ACL also whitelistet those.

    for some reason, whenever i try to acces those pages i just get a black site and the title is "1x1"

    pinging the hosts always results in response from 10.10.10.10
    i'm on a 192.168.1.x range

    i can't help myself figuring out what could cause the problem.
    anyone out there that has a hint for me?

    thanks in advance



  • looks like i just found the solution.

    its related to pfblockerNG
    i ticked there "Alexa whitelist" and choose top 10k sites.

    also found out, that before that google accounts where classified as ads

    ssl.google-analytics.com 
      Not available for HTTPS alerts

    now also url shortener work great.

    what i also found out is, you need always, evey change you make, to update pfblcokerNG manually so that changes can take effect.

    maybe it was just a combination of everything what lead to my problems


  • Moderator

    If you are having issues getting to a particular site, goto the pfBlockerNG Alerts Tab, which will display any IP or Domain being blocked… You can also suppress the IP/Domain from that Page...

    Keep in mind, that Alexa also posts the Top ADvert domains... So don't use Alexa with the ADvert Feeds...

    More info available here:
    https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=102470.msg572943#msg572943

    You can also hit "F12" in the Browser to goto "Dev mode" and click on the "console" tab... That will also show any Domains that are being blocked...



  • thanks @BBcan177

    yes i just figured this out when i activated Alexa. So i will look further into that.

    saying that, yes, i found the alerts tab in pfblocker and i also wanted to add them to whitelist by pressing "+" but for some reason pressing + doesn't do anything.

    this browser thing, you meand pressing F12 while in the alert tab or how can i understand that?

    Cheers,


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