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General Chat Thread, help needed with proxy in General; kids are entering ip address for websites rather than using dns names for blocked websites. I tried *.*.*.* in the ...
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    help needed with proxy

    kids are entering ip address for websites rather than using dns names for blocked websites.

    I tried *.*.*.* in the block list but this was to aggresive .... banned google and everything else.

    we use ngfl cachepilot here.. any ideas?

    cheers

    kev

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    use (\d{1,3}\.){3}(\d{1,3}) as a regex... yours will match pretty much everything

    That uses some fairly advanced regex features mind, so dunno if cachepilot supports em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    use (\d{1,3}\.){3}(\d{1,3}) as a regex... yours will match pretty much everything

    That uses some fairly advanced regex features mind, so dunno if cachepilot supports em.
    gosh so should i put that in my cachepilot and see what happens?

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    Give it a try... and then buy Friedl's "mastering regular expressions" - it's ace!

    OK... maybe I like regex too much

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    tried that but it didnt work unfortunately..

    desperate for a solution anyone else with any further ideas to what tom has said?

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    Could try the simpler, but more long winded versions..
    [0-2][0-9][0-9]\..+
    [0-2][0-9]\..+
    [0-2]\..+

    which blocks anything which starts with 3 numbers, 2 numbers, 1 number & a dot

    Is there no big switch "block all requests to IPs"? or an option to do reverse lookups?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    Could try the simpler, but more long winded versions..
    [0-2][0-9][0-9]\..+
    [0-2][0-9]\..+
    [0-2]\..+
    Wake-up !

    That'll only block numbers starting with 0, 1, or 2, so 99.x.y.z would get through...

    Instead you'll need:
    [0-2][0-9][0-9]\..+
    [0-9][0-9]\..+
    [0-9]\..+

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    More coffee, less cut/paste needed. Thanks

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    trying this now.... Ta chaps

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    nope that didnt work either

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    I dont think cachepilot works in that way, luckily here we have not had any issues with kids realising going via the ip address, surely tho shouldn't smartfilter also register the ip address to and block that as well. Try getting in touch with someone from easynet, do you have any contacts for them, think my boss may have someone's number. Have a word with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    Give it a try... and then buy Friedl's "mastering regular expressions" - it's ace!
    I was tempted to order that until it came up at 31.99! That MS Press price territory!

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    Mastering Regular Expressions (Nutshell Handbook): Jeffrey E.F. Friedl: Amazon.co.uk: Books

    This edition claims to be "nutshell" but has 300-odd pages (boy, I wish my nuts were that big ) - and is available for 3 quid used.

    Unfortunately my copy is at home, but if I remember I will check the ISBN number when I get back tonight.

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    number for easynet is infront of me, will give them a ring tomorrow now... got a million other things to do before I go home tonight... Yeay

    Thanks for trying to help Tom... much appreciated, and I will be looking at this book when you post the ISBN

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    I would suggest taking a look at Equiinets website. Might have some useful info on setting up the black and white lists. Heres one I found on there that might look like it has some useful info on it regarding cachepilot regex.
    http://smartstore.equiinet.net/artic...56.pdf&i=50492

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