PfSense & blocking web addresses
Cougar281 last edited by
I've started using the MVPS hosts file on my PC's to help block junkware, but updating each PC can be annoying. I've been looking for a way to block it at the firewall level using my pfSense firewall, but there doesn't seem to be a good way. I could use squid, but it seems using that would require going over the entire hosts file removing everything but the addresses.
I'm also not sure I want to use a proxy (even transparent; I used a transparent proxy that had a good interface and really good logging back when I used to use IPCop, but what appears to be available doesn't seem to be anything like what was in IPCop), plus, will using a transparent proxy even do anything if somehow any of this malware trys to go out on any port other than 80? Using a host file, ANY attempt to go to one of the blocked addresses will be stopped.
Adding an address into the Blacklist field under "Proxy Server: Access Control" seems to work for port 80, but if I try https, it doesn't get blocked.
Is there any way to get host file like blocking at the firewall level, ideally with a fairly simple 'point and click' update, even better if it would allow you to specify a source such as the MVPS host file (or other similar, reputable source for blocking malware/adware sites)?
Thanks in advance.
SeventhSon last edited by
Have a look at pfBlocker from the Packages, that should help: