Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall Thread, Filter test page in Technical; What pages do you lot use to check if your filters are working?
Eg - you've found a proxy site ...
15th November 2012, 11:15 AM #1
Filter test page
What pages do you lot use to check if your filters are working?
Eg - you've found a proxy site and want to know if it gets around the schools filtering, you're not going to try playb0y.com in school. Are there any sites which are on block lists (and are there to test filtering) but are innocuous and are there for people to test their filtering?
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15th November 2012, 11:30 AM #2
any proxy site is filtered here, just about every one that turns up a search result on Google, we also block spam.com on our filter... so if we go to spam.com and it shows our filter page we know we've bypassed our filtering.
15th November 2012, 11:35 AM #3
We've used Online Casino & Online Poker Room - 888.com in the past, it's a gambling site so should be blocked, but wouldn't bring up anything offensive if the filtering wasn't working.
15th November 2012, 11:36 AM #4
15th November 2012, 11:39 AM #5
Have spies in the camp with the kids who report back on what gets through - which when I was at my last place with the smoothie wasn't a lot
Thanks to glennda from:
john (16th November 2012)
15th November 2012, 11:40 AM #6
we just google the word sex...
15th November 2012, 11:44 AM #7
the thing is with that is even the most rubbish of filter should pick it up. It's the higher level stuff like proxy's with completely random url's which tend to trouble the filters.
Originally Posted by Oaktech
@tom_newton or any of the other smoothie guys must have some good techniques.
15th November 2012, 11:50 AM #8
It just proves whether the filter is working or not, not how well!
If there is some concern, we pick something we know is in the block list, for example yayoye.ru which is a flash games site.
15th November 2012, 07:41 PM #9
Originally Posted by Oaktech
The OP did not ask about how good it is..
15th November 2012, 07:47 PM #10
Ah thats true my bad - but a good test of if its any good is then testing things like sussex - or another one that our old lea's filter couldn't understand was milford
Originally Posted by twin--turbo
15th November 2012, 08:36 PM #11
Cumbria was the first one our original squid box squashed with it's first day in use... Still it did a grand job of increasing the performance of our ISDN2!!!
16th November 2012, 10:02 AM #12
Triple eight dot com, of course.
16th November 2012, 09:42 PM #13
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