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Old 03-16-2009, 07:29 PM   #1
bigjohn888jb
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Does Squidguard support wildcards for a whitelist?


Trying to control Squidguard. Found craigslist blocked by "porn". Wanted to allow all craigslist, found local craigslist all have name of city plus craigslist.org. Any way to allow *.craigslist.org so that Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown for instance would all be included with one line instead of listing all seperately?

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Old 03-20-2009, 12:58 PM   #2
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6 days w/ no answer, I can't do much harm.

Caveat: I haven't mastered Squidguard, I haven't even started to really study it.
  1. How are you administering Squid & Squidguard?
  2. How much of the Squidguard documentation have you read?
  3. Have you found the config file?
  4. Doesn't it give any clues how to proceed?
  5. Have you seen this?
    http://linux.com/feature/60050?theme=print
    (http://linux.com/feature/60050)
the last item has a section "Using a whitelist" which suggests that whitelist might be easier to implement in squid itself.

Other Links
http://freshmeat.net/projects/squidguard/
http://freshmeat.net/projects/squidguardwebminmod/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squid_(software)
https://calomel.org/squid_adservers.html
https://calomel.org/squid.html
https://calomel.org/
 
Old 03-21-2009, 01:04 PM   #3
bigjohn888jb
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Thanks for responding

Quote:
Originally Posted by archtoad6 View Post
6 days w/ no answer, I can't do much harm.

Caveat: I haven't mastered Squidguard, I haven't even started to really study it.
  1. How are you administering Squid & Squidguard?
  2. How much of the Squidguard documentation have you read?
  3. Have you found the config file?
  4. Doesn't it give any clues how to proceed?
  5. Have you seen this?
    http://linux.com/feature/60050?theme=print
    (http://linux.com/feature/60050)
the last item has a section "Using a whitelist" which suggests that whitelist might be easier to implement in squid itself.

Other Links
http://freshmeat.net/projects/squidguard/
http://freshmeat.net/projects/squidguardwebminmod/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squid_(software)
https://calomel.org/squid_adservers.html
https://calomel.org/squid.html
https://calomel.org/
To answer your questions:
I have this running on Openbsd 4.3 and administering it from the unix prompt.
I have read quite a bit, though I tend to jump around and read tutorials too.
I have found and changed the config files and have been successful blocking some sites.
The white list concept is understandable, but as in my basic question, being to put in wild cards in a white list would be easier then listing every single site that was blocked, when they all have the same "extension".
I did see the link about doing this in squid instead of squidguard, but it did not seem to be a better or worse way to do it.
You did include some links that I have not seen (calome1.org), so I'm going to look at those more indepth.
I have put in a new blacklist for porn that does not seem to stop the craigslist forums, so I no longer have this problem. But it still would be nice if there was a way to wild card the entries if it comes up with another site in the future.
Thank you for your responce and time. I've been in the computer industry for 25 years, but have never tried using a forum. This has been an interesting experience.
 
  


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