Can't get pfblockerng to block ads



  • I am sorry for adding one more "can't get pfblockerng to work" post. But I have spent nearly 3 hours trying to figure out what I am doing wrong.

    Given below are my settings:

    In case images are not appearing, please go here: https://imgur.com/a/lgJC7

    pfBlockerNG -> Update log is given below:

     UPDATE PROCESS START [ 10/14/17 21:35:45 ]
    
    ===[  DNSBL Process  ]================================================
    
    [ Easylist ]		 Reload . completed ..
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      Orig.    Unique     # Dups     # White    # Alexa    Final                
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      9356     8832       0          0          0          8832                 
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      IP count=37
    
    [ EasyPrivacy ]		 Reload [ 10/14/17 21:35:46 ] . completed ..
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      Orig.    Unique     # Dups     # White    # Alexa    Final                
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      3012     2989       30         0          0          2959                 
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      IP count=15
    
    [ StevenBlacksList ]	 Reload . completed ..
      Whitelist: localhost.localdomain|
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      Orig.    Unique     # Dups     # White    # Alexa    Final                
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      38358    38358      1208       1          0          37149                
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      IP count=1
    
    [ MalwareDomains ]	 Reload [ 10/14/17 21:35:47 ] . completed ..
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      Orig.    Unique     # Dups     # White    # Alexa    Final                
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      22277    22277      833        0          0          21444                
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    [ Cameleon ]		 Reload [ 10/14/17 21:35:48 ] . completed ..
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      Orig.    Unique     # Dups     # White    # Alexa    Final                
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      20629    20629      12436      0          0          8193                 
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    [ Zeustracker ]		 Reload [ 10/14/17 21:35:49 ] . completed ..
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      Orig.    Unique     # Dups     # White    # Alexa    Final                
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      396      396        22         0          0          374                  
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    [ DisconnectmeTracking ] Reload . completed ..
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      Orig.    Unique     # Dups     # White    # Alexa    Final                
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      34       34         13         0          0          21                   
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    [ DisconnectmeAds ]	 Reload . completed ..
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      Orig.    Unique     # Dups     # White    # Alexa    Final                
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      2703     2703       2355       0          0          348                  
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    [ HostsFileNet ]	 Reload . completed ..
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      Orig.    Unique     # Dups     # White    # Alexa    Final                
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      48085    48082      9009       0          0          39073                
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    [ DNSBL_IP ]		 Updating aliastable [ 10/14/17 21:35:52 ]... 
      1 addresses added.
      Total IP count = 53
    
    ------------------------------------------
    Assembling database... completed
    Validating database... completed [ 10/14/17 21:35:54 ]
    Reloading Unbound... Failed to Reload... Restoring previous database.... Not completed.
    
    *** DNSBL update [ 0 ] [ 118393 ] ... OUT OF SYNC ! ***
    ------------------------------------------
    
    ===[  Continent Process  ]============================================
    
    ===[  IPv4 Process  ]=================================================
    
    ===[  IPv6 Process  ]=================================================
    
    ===[  Aliastables / Rules  ]==========================================
    
    No changes to Firewall rules, skipping Filter Reload
    No Changes to Aliases, Skipping pfctl Update
    
    ===[ FINAL Processing ]=====================================
    
       [ Original IP count   ]  [ 0 ]
    
    ===[ DNSBL Domain/IP Counts ] ===================================
    
      118446 total
       39073 /var/db/pfblockerng/dnsbl/HostsFileNet.txt
       37149 /var/db/pfblockerng/dnsbl/StevenBlacksList.txt
       21444 /var/db/pfblockerng/dnsbl/MalwareDomains.txt
        8832 /var/db/pfblockerng/dnsbl/Easylist.txt
        8193 /var/db/pfblockerng/dnsbl/Cameleon.txt
        2959 /var/db/pfblockerng/dnsbl/EasyPrivacy.txt
         374 /var/db/pfblockerng/dnsbl/Zeustracker.txt
         348 /var/db/pfblockerng/dnsbl/DisconnectmeAds.txt
          37 /var/db/pfblockerng/dnsbl/Easylist.ip
          21 /var/db/pfblockerng/dnsbl/DisconnectmeTracking.txt
          15 /var/db/pfblockerng/dnsbl/EasyPrivacy.ip
           1 /var/db/pfblockerng/dnsbl/StevenBlacksList.ip
    
    IPv4 alias tables IP count
    -----------------------------
    53
    
    IPv6 alias tables IP count
    -----------------------------
    0
    
    Alias table IP Counts
    -----------------------------
          53 /var/db/aliastables/pfB_DNSBLIP.txt
    
    pfSense Table Stats
    -------------------
    table-entries hard limit  2000000
    Table Usage Count         94124
    
     UPDATE PROCESS ENDED
    
    

    I can ping 10.10.10.1. When I go to that page from browser, I get an empty page.
    I have tried restarting unbound and dhcp as well as rebooting pfsense. I have also tried connecting/disconnecting my wifi.

    Please help. I am on the latest pfsense 2.4.


  • Moderator

    Goto the general tab and uncheck "Keep Settings", then uncheck "Enable pfBlockerNG" followed by a Save. This will wipe all previously downloaded files. Re check both boxes then Force Update.

    See if that resets it.



  • Thank you. It seems to have started working now by itself before I tried your suggestion. I can see many entries in the alerts page.

    I had initially configured the wrong time zone (nearly 12 hours difference) when setting up pfsense. Sometime later, I changed to my timezone. This was done after I configured pfblockerng. I think that may have caused some issue.

    @BBcan177:

    Goto the general tab and uncheck "Keep Settings", then uncheck "Enable pfBlockerNG" followed by a Save. This will wipe all previously downloaded files. Re check both boxes then Force Update.

    I did this now just to be sure. Its blocking fine after that.