Problems with the smart filter
At one of my schools they requested access to the web interface of a printer so that they could monitor toner levels etc...
So i created a record on the DNS server called "printer" and pointed it to the printers ip. launched firefox and typed in "http://printer/" (assuming that because the dhcp server sets the DNS Suffix to domain.local it would append it for me) and i get greeted by a smarfilter message. try printer.domain.local and again smart filtered. so i sent a request to have it unblocked with the message "This is an internal network address for one of my printers".
I got an email back saying
which isnt very helpful. At this point i decided to do a little research into what exactly was blocked.
Originally Posted by filter
http://printer/ - Blocked
http://linkstation/ - Blocked
http://fog/ - Unblocked
http://hpserver - Blocked
Obviously the message i got from the filter is implying that all 4 of those addresses should be unblocked.
Anyone know why these addresses are filtered?