Knowledgebase: URL Filter
How do I select multiple sites for blocking in URL content filtering?
Posted by Gabriel Yu on 02 April 2008 02:21 AM

Older Models (Vigor2700; Vigor2800; Vigor2910)

Go to “Firewall>>URL Content Filter” configuration menu and tick “Enable URL Access Control”. Also select "Black List" and tick "ACT".

Enter the sites you want blocked with a "space" separating them; e.g.: "hotmail yahoo Google". The example below will block hotmail, yahoo and Google sites.

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When accessing a blocked web site the following message will be displayed:

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Later Models (Vigor2710, Vigor2820)

There are a number of steps involved in configuring the URL filter. We will use an example to show this.

Step 1:  Create Keyword Objects

Go to “Objects setting>>Keyword Object” and select the first index for Keyword Object Profiles.

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On the next screen that appears enter one keyword per index as shown in the example below. The name is a description and the actual keyword is the contents field. The keywords we have set up were hotmail; google; yahoo and smh.

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Step 2:  Enter Keywords to URL Content Filter Profile

Go to “CSM>>URL Content Filter Profile” and select the first index for URL Content Filter Profile.

On this page you can also customise the message that users will get when trying to access web sites that have been blocked by the URL filter.

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Now Tick “Enable URL Access Control” then click on [Edit]

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Select the required keywords to use for this profile from the list and click [OK] to save.

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The profile name will appear in the URL Content Filter Profile.

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Step 3:

Go to “Firewall>>General Setup” configuration menu

Change URL Content Filter from [None] to [All Users] or other pre-configured setting as shown below

This URL content filter profile will be applied for all users.

Step 3:

Go to “Firewall>>General Setup” configuration menu

Change URL Content Filter from [None] to [All Users] or other pre-configured setting as shown below:

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This URL content filter profile will be applied for all users.

 

Applying the URL Content Filter for Some Users

To limit web access for certain users, go to “Firewall>>Filter Setup” and enter the IP address range and details as shown below. Here you select the URL Web Content Filter profile to apply.

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Using Keyword Groups

 

You can also enter a keyword group for the blocked URL list. The Keyword Group has to be created. To do this go to “Objects Setting>>Keyword Group Object” and select the first index. Then in the next page “Objects Setting>>Keyword Group Object Setup” select the required keywords to be part of this group.

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