Access Restriction Question

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by GhaladReam, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. GhaladReam

    GhaladReam Network Guru Member

    This has probably been discussed before, so feel free to scream at me if it has, and re-direct me to the location of the answer, because I couldn't find it. I seem to remember someone mentioning this to Thibor in the past, but I don't know if Jon implemented this.

    Anyhow, with Tomato's access restrictions, is there a way to set up an ALLOW keyword/URL list instead of a block list? By this I mean is there a way that I can set it up so that ALL URL's or keywords are blocked with the exception of a few that I specify?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. smapdi

    smapdi Network Guru Member

  3. GhaladReam

    GhaladReam Network Guru Member

    I just finished reading your link, but it seems that I need a URL and a keyword whitelist. I want to be able to allow ONLY my MAC address to access any site, and only allow a handful of URL's and/or keywords to be accessibale on all the other systems. How difficult would this be to implement into the GUI? I don't have a whole lot of Linux command-line experience, but if it comes to that, that will be alright.
  4. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member


    just create your rule(s) and except (applies to field) your machine. Than for all the other machines the rules are effective ! I think thats easy and should work. Enclosed is a screenshot.


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  5. blackstrat

    blackstrat Guest

    I'm about try the same thing


    Any luck so far? I want to do pretty much the same thing for my home network. It currently has several computers, and I want to apply restrictions to just one of the boxes - for my son:
    • The usual day/time stuff - no surfing in the middle of the night.
    • Allow only a handful of sites to be allowed accessed.
    I was a bit surprised that the tomato gui doesn't include a whitelist. It would be so much easier to just list the few sites allowed, than the impossible task of the alternative.

    So...I'm about to dive into this too. I do know some unix, but I'm a business software developer, not a network engineer who knows iptables. So far it does look like iptables is going to be in the mix (I guess)...
    unless we can enter negated regular expressions in gui - I'll experiment with that, then if that doesn't work, it's on iptables.

    Unless you've already cracked this nut?
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