Block snapchat , youtube , torrent .. etc



  • hi,

    I use a pfsense as compative portal in my company , and there are more than 300+ devices connected.

    but we have a problem with high traffic ,

    so I want to block snapchat , youtube , torrents , updates for iphones .. etc.

    there are a tutorial for this or someone can help us.



  • Hi.

    Search for block layer 7 apps with Snort (If your pfSense have >= 3GB RAM)

    One ref https://www.javcasta.com/pfsense-snort-y-openappidbloquear-protocolos-de-capa-7-openvpnfacebooktwitter/

    The alternatives:

    • pfBlockerNG packet with DNSBL enable
    • Squid/SquidGuard packet

    Regards.



  • When you say "issue of high traffic", do you mean it's costing you more money or just an issue of general congestion? Congestion can be mostly thwarted by traffic shaping.



  • @Harvy66:

    When you say "issue of high traffic", do you mean it's costing you more money or just an issue of general congestion? Congestion can be mostly thwarted by traffic shaping.

    when I say 'issue of high traffic' , I have 10 MB internet speed , and there are more than 150 devices connect in same network , It will be very very slow

    some employers use torrent to download movies , or games , also use snapchat , youtube to make the network very slow

    so if any one can help us and we can pay for that





  • I really see a need for layer 7 in the times we are in we can not keep shaping just  on ports, it  is less use full. I had a client that wanted to limit bandwidth  for youtube  with pfsense I had to use Asn that is not reliable he was not getting the results he wanted all the time so I had to install untangle for him and I could prioritize by Applications and block any unwanted Applications, he is paying the license and he is very happy.



  • Or if you want to block youtube for everyone completely  go to opendns create a account block streaming categories chats then go to pfsense and change the dns server to point to open dns.  Regards friend