I searched but am unable to find a tutorial on basic URL/site category blocking. Please share if you know of a good resource.
I cannot figure out how to block https://sites.google.com/site/unblockedgame76/
Per https://www.trustedsource.org/en/feedback/url and https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/
it is categorized as at least one of the following:
Personal PagesInternet ServicesTravel
I don't believe blocking these categories is practical.
I added the following entry to 'Block These Websites' section of my Default Content Filter Action:
but the site still loads.
Any help is appreciated.
try Webprotection / policy Helpdesk
possible your definition isn't correct:
domain: https://sites.google.com ?? Would try: sites.google.com
if this don't work ...
try Regex: .*unblockedgame76
would try the polycy - tester.
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dirkkotte said:would try the polycy - tester.
I don't know what that is.
But note: "Entries must be correct regular expressions" goto the blacklist definition page and click the "?" for detailed help.
Block these websites: If you want to block a specific URL or website, or a subset of webpages of a specific domain, regardless of its category, define it here. This has the effect that websites defined here can be blocked even if they belong to a category you want to allow.
Make the following settings:
Cross Reference – For detailed information on using regular expressions for web filtering, see the Sophos Knowledge Base.
Note – Entries must be correct regular expressions. For instance, *.example.com is not valid. If you are trying to match a domain name, try not to use .* as that can expand into the path. For example, the regular expression http://.*example\.com will also match www.google.com/search
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Thank you for contacting the Sophos Community1
I would recommend you to do the following:
Go to Web Protection >> Filtering Options >> Websites >> New Site and follow the screenshot (basically change the Category to something you would usually block like Anonymizers and change the reputation to Malicious, actually you could do either or only one, and c reate a Tag called Blocked.
Then go to the Filter Action that you want to block this
This should block it, to test via Policy Helpdesk, go to Web Protection >> Policy Helpdesk >> and enter the URL and an IP of one of the computer that uses that profile
Also what dirk is mentioning should work!
This worked perfectly; thank you.