Can pfsense block content? (eg porn)



  • Howdy Ive been using openvps on my old router before I moved to pfsense. I used open vps to block porn,drugs etc.. quite a few topics

    Is there anyway to do this?



  • I'm not familiar with Open VPS.  You can filter URLs with Squid and SquidGuard in conjunction with a blacklist, or you can use a filtered DNS service like what you already use.  For example, Symantec offers for personal use these DNS servers under its Norton ConnectSafe program:

    A - Security
    Preferred DNS: 199.85.126.10
    Alternate DNS: 199.85.127.10

    B - Security + Porn
    Preferred DNS: 199.85.126.20
    Alternate DNS: 199.85.127.20

    C - Security + Porn + Other
    Preferred DNS: 199.85.126.30
    Alternate DNS: 199.85.127.30



  • @KOM:

    I'm not familiar with Open VPS.  You can filter URLs with Squid and SquidGuard in conjunction with a blacklist, or you can use a filtered DNS service like what you already use.  For example, Symantec offers for personal use these DNS servers under its Norton ConnectSafe program:

    A - Security
    Preferred DNS: 199.85.126.10
    Alternate DNS: 199.85.127.10

    B - Security + Porn
    Preferred DNS: 199.85.126.20
    Alternate DNS: 199.85.127.20

    C - Security + Porn + Other
    Preferred DNS: 199.85.126.30
    Alternate DNS: 199.85.127.30

    This is what I block and whitelist with opendns

    http://i.imgur.com/LAx5GMY.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/RoXskn4.jpg

    Would SquidGuard work like this in anyway?



  • Yes.  SquidGuard supports the use of blacklists like the K12 one or ShallaList.  Blacklists aren't an ideal solution as something can always sneak past the humans who compile the list.  Blacklists plus a filtered DNS service may be what you want.  However, in my opinion a better solution is to talk to your child (depends on how old they are) about acceptable browsing and what they should avoid on their own.  Just letting them know that you log everything is often enough to keep them honest and away from undesirable content.



  • @KOM:

    Yes.  SquidGuard supports the use of blacklists like the K12 one or ShallaList.  Blacklists aren't an ideal solution as something can always sneak past the humans who compile the list.  Blacklists plus a filtered DNS service may be what you want.  However, in my opinion a better solution is to talk to your child (depends on how old they are) about acceptable browsing and what they should avoid on their own.  Just letting them know that you log everything is often enough to keep them honest and away from undesirable content.

    Hes 10 and listens far to much to his mates at school about "things" to search and view.
    I'll just keep opendns thanks for the ideas tho.



  • I'm sorry, but it just strike my funny bone reading about parents and pr0n filters. Having been building computers since I was around 8, putting together $3k+ computers with 8MB of memory for others for cookies and pizza, and being the tech person in the house, I was left unattended on the Internet all the time with the computer in my room. How did I ever survive IRC?! asl?.. /ignored  I guess I had some wits about me. /yell who picked up the phone?! I got disconnected!

    Good luck parenting!



  • @Harvy66:

    Good luck parenting!

    Thanks I love it.



  • Dansguardian works extremely well… I use both Dans and OpenDNS.



  • @rjcrowder:

    Dansguardian works extremely well… I use both Dans and OpenDNS.

    Thanks is there a package for Dans?



  • Yes… and you can search the forums for install guides and advise.


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