From the Beginning



  • I am trying to test if I can implement proxy server and web filtering in to an existing production server. On a separate server I installed pfsense and it is up an running fine.  I installed the needed packages with no problem (squid, squidGuard since these will be the new feature I am hoping to get working), NRPR v2 (since we us nagios to monitor all devices), and OpenVPN Status and OpenVPN Enhancements (to replicate the packages that are currently installed on the production box).
    I setup my LAN interface as the proxy and checked the Transparent proxy for filter everything without having to set up each client machine to point to the server, set up a directory for the logs and left the rest as is.  Form there I am confuse on setting up the filtering.

    I can't seem to get the box to filter anything.  From the machine on the LAN side I can get to any site through the box so I must have over look something.  Any help would be great

    Jeff



  • Sounds like you may have missed WHAT to filter.

    In Services / Proxy Filter (assuming you installed SquidGuard), what do you have in the Blacklist URL field?  This is were you'd enter a list to filter.  Go to urlblacklist.com to perhaps get your first list -it's a good place to start; other lists do exist.

    The list takes a while to load - so don't rush.  When complete, then you can choose what categories (Default (tab), Default Destination) you'd like filtered out (blocked) from your LAN.



  • ok, I have a blacklistin place and am waiting for it to finish.  How long does it normally take to up load?  I have some categories in the default tab but it only took a minute or too.  Is there an indicator that shows that it is complete??



  • No indicator.  Just leave it alone for 10 - 20 minutes (I think that's about how long it took for my config, anyway).

    Default (tab), click the green arrow to Show Rules, and the categories will all appear when the list has finished loading.  Then just pick what category you want to deny.



  • @DigitalJer:

    No indicator.  Just leave it alone for 10 - 20 minutes (I think that's about how long it took for my config, anyway).

    Default (tab), click the green arrow to Show Rules, and the categories will all appear when the list has finished loading.  Then just pick what category you want to deny.

    For the indicator, there are certain difficulties, but I hope to solve
    this task.


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