Squidguard not blocking sites after pfsense update to 2.3.1_5

  • Hello All,

    I recently updated pfsense from 2.3 to 2.3.1 to 2.3.1_5
    Before the update Squidguard was filtering sites properly. After, Squidguard is not filtering/blocking any sites at all. SquidGuard service state is marked as "STARTED".

    I noticed that after the update the target rules list in the Common ACL was no longer clickable to see Target Categories so I went back and re-downloaded the blacklist (I am using shallalist for a blacklist) and that fixed the problem there but did not fix the filtering issue.

    I have also tried reinstalling Squid/SquidGuard packages

    Does anyone have any suggestions?
    Thank you for your time.

    • Victoria.

  • I am having an opposite problem after upgrading, Squidguard is blocking everything.  I assume it has to do with target rules reading !all  but as well I have no idea where the target categories list went, and how to have this working again.

    Anybody have this working?

  • I decided to upgrade to Pfsense 2.3.2 and the same issue. Squidguard is still refusing to block anything.

  • Same thing here. SquidGuard with no rules. Default rule deny. Nothing is being blocked

  • SquidGuard is not a service.  It's a helper app that gets called per URL by squid.

    If you're having problems with squidGuard, enable logging and then check the logs.

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