Newb… content filtering



  • I've been using the ENDIAN Community firewall for the last 5 years.  Due to lack of development, I need to move forward with something else.  pfSense is my #1 choice and I'm just now diving into it.

    I'm used to DansGuardian and being able to have profiles for different filter configs.  I can have a "Receptionist" profile that either uses MAC/IPs and applies a whitelist of URLs that are allowed.  Then I have a "Main" profile that all other computers fall under and I filter out porn, etc.

    I have about 100 users.

    Which packages should I be using that allow me to setup different profiles?  I'd also like to add HAVP for anti-virus.

    I installed the squid package but don't see where to do the profiles.

    Just need some direction, as this is a bit overwhelming for me at the moment.



  • I'm not that familiar with it myself, but DansGuardian is in the list of pfSense packages.  If you're used to using that, go get it and play with it.

    btw discussion of packages like squid or DansGuardian is done in the Packages subforum  :)  You'll probably get more eyeballs there.



  • @PokerMunkee:

    I've been using the ENDIAN Community firewall for the last 5 years.  Due to lack of development, I need to move forward with something else.  pfSense is my #1 choice and I'm just now diving into it.

    I'm used to DansGuardian and being able to have profiles for different filter configs.  I can have a "Receptionist" profile that either uses MAC/IPs and applies a whitelist of URLs that are allowed.  Then I have a "Main" profile that all other computers fall under and I filter out porn, etc.

    I have about 100 users.

    Which packages should I be using that allow me to setup different profiles?  I'd also like to add HAVP for anti-virus.

    I installed the squid package but don't see where to do the profiles.

    Just need some direction, as this is a bit overwhelming for me at the moment.

    hi there… try to watch this youtube video.. http://youtu.be/ybzQk-VZeac I think it could help you about the "content filtering"

    the video is about installing SQUID and SQUIDGUARD official package of pfSense.. then configure it to filter web browsing, block pornsites or any category that is on the blacklist database, also blocking downloads...

    in the later part, it show how to exclude/exempt some PC or IPs on your network...

    hope thats what you need..somehow.. :)