Cannot get HTTP access restrictions to work

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by glen4cindy, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. glen4cindy

    glen4cindy Addicted to LI Member

    I am setting it up to block the adult sections of Craigslist, by URL, but, not Craigslist itself because we use it for buying and selling things, similar to EBay, but, I just don't want my kids or their friends looking at the ads and photos in the personals sections.

    So, here is how I am adding my rules:

    Enabled, All Day, Every Day, Normal Access Restriction, All Computers / Devices, [I have left the rules section unchanged from default because none of those seem to apply], and then the only URL I have in the box down under HTTP Request is:

    Then, I save it. I have rebooted the router, cold and warm, and it still allows any PC to browse to that URL. I know I had it working at one time, but, that was only a test, and I didn't end up keeping the block in place, I was only testing it for a friend.

    I can't think of anything I am doing wrong. As a test, I even added a rule under the HTTP request to block and that didn't work either.

    I have 1.28 on my router.

    Thanks for any help.
  2. mikester

    mikester Network Guru Member

    try keying in the text below - omit the http:\\ stuff
  3. glen4cindy

    glen4cindy Addicted to LI Member

    Thank you.

    Should have posted here already, but, I have found a better way.

    I just put w4m into the box. I also found what the ?4? is in each link under the personals section that I am interested in blocking. I added each one of these to
    that box.

    This way, it is not just St. Louis that is blocked, but, if a user on my network tries to go to a different city, the link still ends with w4m, or whatever the ?w? is and the link is blocked.

    I tested it, and it is working quite nicely. Just shows "This page cannot be displayed" so, an "un techie" user will have no idea of what is going on. I don't know that I will actually have a problem with anyone ever visiting those sites on my network, but, I just wanted to complement my OpenDNS filtering.

    Thanks again.
  4. mikester

    mikester Network Guru Member

    If you are using this for work you might be interested in using a open sourced firewall solution like IPCOP with the URLFilter and AdvancedProxy addons
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