Tomato access restriction for

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by zak99999, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. zak99999

    zak99999 Addicted to LI Member

    I'm trying to use tomato block The meebo address that my kids are using is

    I think since its using ssl, the normal http block is not working. I can block port 443 but that blocks secured email and other things that I want open. I can't seem to find a way to block a specific ip address, because I think I could do that to make it work. I did try to setup a static route for the meebo ip, to send requests for it to the loopback, but that didn't seem to work either.

    Any suggestions on how to block meebo?

  2. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

  3. Sunspark

    Sunspark LI Guru Member

    And when you block that address then what will you do when the kids start using IP #s instead of resolvable domains? And then when you block every single IP Meebo uses, what will you do when they start using a different service? Block that too, ok, and then what will you do when they hop on an unsecured router? Ok, go around the neighborhood knocking on doors. And then what will you do when they go to the library? (libraries have internet computers). What will you do if they just connect to the modem directly when you're not home. What will you do if they go to a friend's house? Or a cybercafe? What will you do when they start using proxies? What will you do when they start using VPN tunnels?

    Do you get my point? Maybe they shouldn't have computers if you trust them so little.

    My little brother, I didn't want him on IRC. I spoke to him plainly, why it would be bad for him and that he should use something else instead. And guess what, he actually listened to me.
  4. zak99999

    zak99999 Addicted to LI Member

    I'm trying to limit their use, not eliminate it. I'd like to use the hours function to say for example no meebo use after 11pm.
    I hear your point about developing trust with them so that a technical block is not necessary. So I'll take that as parenting advice.

    I was just wondering if there is a technical solution to my question with the current capabilities of Tomato. It's very good software.

    And to the point of my kids using proxies, vpn, etc. I wouldn't mind them learning how to do that. Understanding networking technology would be good for them to learn.
  5. zak99999

    zak99999 Addicted to LI Member

    So, does anyone know if this is possible to do?
  6. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    Try to use ''Access Restriction''. If that simulator still worked today I would have pointed a few things but now I cannot.
  7. smu1997

    smu1997 Guest

    newbie, anyupdate on how to restrict. I have add the url but when they use the https it bypass the time restrictions
  8. qubo

    qubo Addicted to LI Member

    you can use and config that dns in tomato. then log in into and block domains you want to avoid
  9. peyton

    peyton Network Guru Member

    +1 for opendns and tick instant messaging et chat categories.

    In tomato, put the opendns' IPs and tick the case that all request for udp 53 can't bypass dnsmasq and that's it.
  10. bobl

    bobl LI Guru Member

    What I've done here is the access restriction rules, I add:


    And it worked since then... of course the kids don't know about IP addresses (yet) and proxies. When they learn about that, I'll find something else. :)

    My 15-year old knows me, and he knows that he's on my network, so he generally behaves very well.

    Good luck!
  11. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    Any idea how to get the linksys to log http requests (remotely of course) maybe an iptables rule of sorts.
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