-devel UI not capturing blocked DNSBL rule stats count in effect?



  • Ive been learning PfBlocker and Pfsense - so please excuse any newbie related issues...

    I just had Netgate support check into my set up and all seems good... One of the support agents set up a very simple DNSBL blocking rule for the url - www.nba.com - we wanted to test to see the UI for pfBlocker would show the hits because it was not showing any hits prior and I got them to look...

    a few of the support agents helped me start to get results in the DNSBL ui - phishing and some ad blocking lists started showing hits... but many others remain zeroed...

    but the very simple rule for blocking www.nba.com - never showed any hits - no matter how I tried accessing it.. it DID block that site when it was active ( something is working ) ...

    but it never logged it in the UI. I tried dig / terminal / the browser ( safari )....

    Is there perhaps some bug in the -devel version that anyone knows of ?

    or how might you go about debugging or figuring on this issue?

    • thank you in advance...


  • @tbarbe said in -devel UI not capturing blocked DNSBL rule stats count in effect?:

    but the very simple rule for blocking www.nba.com - never showed any hits

    When I clicked on that link, I saw some Being Sport ( ? ) site using french (?)language, talking a lot about american basketball.
    I've already pfBlocker running, so most of the publicity was already stripped.

    I went here : Firewallp > fBlockerNG > DNSBL

    I entered nba.com under "Blacklists".

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    I forced reloaded pfBlcokerNG-devel.

    Re visiting nba.com gave me :

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    Does this count for a hit being showed to you ;)

    Btw : when you white- and blacklist, there are no Alerts ...
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    does that explain your "never showed any hits - no matter how I tried accessing it" ?

    edit :

    I did find this :

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  • I think I figured it out...

    was using wifi DHCP and that was not letting the DNSBL stats to update properly - even tho firewall was blocking properly.

    So once I set the wifi to bridge mode - all started working as expected... basically bad config causing it.


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