Replacement of IPCop with url filter

  • Hi,

    I want to replace my old IPCop by a pfsense and I need on it something similar to advanced Proxy and url filter.

    can I do this with pfsense ?

    Thanks in advance


  • I used IPCop for a couple of years and then switched to pfSense about 2 years ago. I don't know of anything that you can do in IPCop that you can't do in pfSense - and then some! The only thing that might be difficult is if you need to replicate IP tables rules that function at layer 2 (MAC based rules). If so, you'll need to do some jerking around in pfSense to enable the ipfw firewall and add your own custom rules.

    I think the closest approximation of advanced proxy and URL filter would be Squid + Squidguard (packages that can be installed). The other obvious solution is Dansguardian (also a package).  Snort could probably be used as well, but is complete overkill.

  • Hi,

    thanks for the reply. the advantage of the url filter was to make it easy to set limits. I use it in a school and I just have to say no porn no violence, etc put some sites in white list (my webmail is considered as porn…)
    No need to be a geek for that, just need to know how to read.

    I found on the internet an howto about  Squid + Squidguard, I will give it a test



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