Trying squid but can't even block a domain



  • So, I'm just getting my feet wet in pfsense and am just doing a lot of things to learn them for the future.

    My setup is as follows- modem->pfsense box->router->devices.

    I installed squid and squidguard via packages and configured them lightly. Both services are running and were restarted after any changes.
    I made a simple rule for the google.com domain and another for the apcc.com (random site) domain. Both were saved and denied in the Common ACL (and yes, saved it and restarted the filter/server both.) Also, it's the first rule in the ACL (above all the blacklisted items from a blacklist url that I have saved.)

    Flushed all caches (host, router, pfsense) then navigated to each and both came up.

    I apologize for what I assume is a very, very basic question on this site. I tried to search but with it being so vague, it wasn't very fruitful.
    I'm just not sure what I'm doing wrong. Any help is appreciated.