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Blocking Proxy servers with Tomato ware?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by kd9rg, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. kd9rg

    kd9rg LI Guru Member

    I caught my very determined teenager using a proxy server to get too "MySpace". I have the "Access Restrictions" part of my router turned on and have been pretty happy with how well it works. My question is there a way to block "proxy" sites with the router that are being used to circumvent web filtering/blocking? Thanks Mike/KD9RG
  2. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    As the connection made by the kid is to the proxy server (which in turn makes the connection to MySpace), you must add a rule that blocks access to the IP or IPs of the proxy servers.

    Alternatively, you can add a rule using the iptables "web" module, which can block access to "proxy.something", or probably to "*proxy*". I just recently learned of this web module so I cant be of much help. See http://www.linksysinfo.org/forums/showthread.php?t=58354&highlight=web+module
  3. FRiC

    FRiC LI Guru Member

    That's how access restrictions works in the first place. Just put "proxy" in the HTTP request section of the access restriction to block access to all URL's that consist of the word "proxy" in it. And block the IP's...
  4. kd9rg

    kd9rg LI Guru Member

    Thanks for the help!!
  5. jersully

    jersully LI Guru Member

    Not to hijack the thread, but... Way to go, KD9RG! It's nice seeing another parent who keeps a solid eye on their kid(s). I went so far once as to put a keylogger on my son's PC to make sure he was behaving - and he was. You just have to check sometimes.

    Tomato is a great tool for this sort of thing.
  6. Mercjoe

    Mercjoe Network Guru Member

    You will find that teens will teach you more about network security that any tutorial can EVER show you. Mine found out more ways to bypass my security than I could imagine.

    Why didn't I just take away all internet access away? Because they would go to a friends then and just ignore home life. Not to mention the education I was given by all the creative attempts to do what they wanted to in spite of the rules.

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