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 From:  Fred Wright <fw at well dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Website Filtering Plug-in?
 Date:  Thu, 9 Sep 2004 23:38:27 -0700 (PDT)
On Thu, 9 Sep 2004, Chris Buechler wrote:

> On Thu, 9 Sep 2004 08:01:15 -0700, Mr Paul J Ogilvie <support at stmc dot bc dot ca> wrote:
> > Does anyone know if there is some sort of web filter that can be added to
> > m0n0wall?  We are looking to add in the ability to deny access to certain
> > websites based on either name or content, to the all already rock solid
> > abilities of the m0n0wall.  Any ideas or suggestions?
> 
> This has been asked on the list several times in the past, so I've
> created a FAQ entry for it.
> 
> I committed it to the m0n0wall users guide, but won't be available on
> the site until the daily update runs.  For now, you can view at
> http://livebsd.com/m0n0wall/faq-webfilter.html
> 
> I'd appreciate any additional suggestions or suggested changes.  

I'd recommend using "reject" rather than "block" in any firewall rules
used for this purpose, to avoid making the poor slob wait for a 30-second
timeout.

Similarly, I wouldn't recommend redirecting to a nonexistent IP unless
there's a "reject" firewall rule for it.

					Fred Wright