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I want to block iGoogle here because all the kids use game and chat addon's whilst ...
9th January 2008, 09:54 AM #1
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Blocking iGoogle but not google?
Does you block iGoogle?
I want to block iGoogle here because all the kids use game and chat addon's whilst working and switch to and from it during pretty much all their lessons.
I thought about blocking just the ip address as its different to google but users can still click the iGoogle link from google.
I think I might just go down the route of making the window title illegal in Ranger if theres no definite way via the ISA.
9th January 2008, 09:56 AM #2
I block google.co.uk/ig and google.com/ig
9th January 2008, 12:10 PM #3
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OK, slight problems with blocking website via Microsoft's ISA Management Server.
The majority of the blocked websites in my list are blocked and redirect the user as it should do. Although some do not. I have added *.google.co.uk/ig www.google.co.uk/ig http://www.google.com/ig etc etc.
None of which actually get blocked.
Im not very clued up with ISA management but get the jist of it. Is there anything obvious that needs to be checked?
9th January 2008, 12:18 PM #4
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On a related topic, is it possible to force a browser to access original google? Some teachers/pupils have tried to use iGoogle (which is blocked at LEA level), the problem is that somthing makes IE automatically go to ig each time.
9th January 2008, 12:50 PM #5
9th January 2008, 01:17 PM #6
Maybe I'm missing something, but where is the harm in iGoogle?
9th January 2008, 01:43 PM #7
I think it's the games and chat that are the main concerns.
9th January 2008, 04:14 PM #8
I blocked it on advice of OP however now getting kids complaining that if they've used igoogle in the past it tries to auto-redirect them to igoogle when they go to www.google.co.uk, but it's redirecting them to a blocked page.
9th January 2008, 04:16 PM #9
9th January 2008, 04:16 PM #10
Use my method further up.
That redirects them to the link in the top right of iGoogle which sets you back to normal Google.
9th January 2008, 04:34 PM #11
Ah, our girls use their email for chat :-)
Originally Posted by Geoff
Could you not just block the games bits of it, or does it not work like that?
9th January 2008, 04:36 PM #12
It depends how flexible your filter is. I could do that here with dansguardian, but anything that can't pattern match url substrings is in for a hard time.
9th January 2008, 04:42 PM #13
maybe I am being thick - but where do I do this?
Originally Posted by mrforgetful
9th January 2008, 04:47 PM #14
Assuming you are on ISA. You need to create a new firewall and URL set containg the igoogle urls and on the action tab of the firewall rule properties there is a redirect to box and just put the address in there.
I have forwarded my blocks to the county filter so the kids think its county not me
9th January 2008, 05:00 PM #15
thats why it meant nothing to me.
not on ISA
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