Help with webfiltering; what to use?
evarney last edited by
I’m new to the world of PFsense and it looks like a wonderful tool, but I am having an extreme amount of difficulty with the different web-filtering packages and I just was wondering if anyone had a coherent or concise manual or guide to configuring a PFsense box that effectively uses DansGaurdian or SquidGaurd.
My objective was to be able to have a web filtering device that is between another firewall and a switch essentially I am successful in passing traffic between the end firewall and the switch but not able to filter the traffic.
Squidgaurd was successfully installed on my machine and I had it working as a transparent filter with Squid as the proxy server. The only problem I had with it was that it would sporadically not block a website. My boss insists on me using PFsense and won’t back down or pay a single dime for any UTM firewall so I need to figure this out.
He wants me to use Dansgaurdian. It sounds like it is a little more complex but also more desirable. But I cannot find a guide that is cogent enough to follow. Mostly just an endless supply of threads with contradictory information and none of them make sense enough for me to follow to completion.
KOM last edited by
If all you want is an URL filter, Squidguard is a lot easier than Dans. If you need more robust content filtering, then Dans is what you would use. The Squid situation is a little unclear at the moment. The packages are in a state of flux as they are being cleaned up to some degree. Check the Cache/Proxy forum for more information.