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    This works great,

    how difficult would it be to use a system like this to block facebook if the page contains certain words.
    For example I would like to allow facebook completely but have a block page appear if the page contains certain words.

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    SmoothWall does that out of the box - if you're not blocking facebook/social networking it will still analyse every page for porn/weapons/violence/etc and block them if they breach based on phrase content. You could then also put your own phrases in to block in addition to the predefined phrase analyses.

    In addition, the new post (outgoing) monitoring allows you to block when people post inappropriate things on to facebook, etc. - so you could for example put staff members names into a message censoring list to stop anyone talking about them in statuses, messages, wall posts etc.

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    ta done it now

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    if anyone else is using this, you might need to change youtube 2009 to 2010, or it unblocks the site.

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    where can i apply the solution

    Thanks for your thorough explanation. But where can I apply the information you have provided us with.

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    Fateh,
    Thios solution is specific to the Smoothwall web filter platform - though if you are using a different web filter, it may be possible to adapt it, in truth, few are flexible (our critics would say complicated..) enough

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    Tom: Did you get anywhere with being able to ban youtube.com but allow youtube.com/xl ???

    Cheers.

    Ben

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    Ben, I believe someone is looking at it. Sort of moot when we get G3 out mind, as that makes it a piece of cake

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    what is G3...any tech specs on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    what is G3...any tech specs on it?
    It's our new filtering engine, which is slowly creeping out the door - public betas due to start ASAP. It will come as parrt of the existing smoothwall lineup, but offers a lot more than the existing filter. For example, there's now full who/what/where/when filtering, so you can get as detailed as you need on policies which are completely re-orderable so you chose the importance of each rule. There's also the long awaited "multi group" function, allowing a user to be effectively filtered as a member of two groups. Add to that some performance increases, a new auth front-end with "auth-method by subnet", an easier to use GUI... should be FUN.

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    sounds sexy!!!

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    Hi Tom,

    Ok fair enough if someone gives me the special sauce recipe for my G3 test then I'll do it that way

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    It's our new filtering engine, which is slowly creeping out the door - public betas due to start ASAP. It will come as parrt of the existing smoothwall lineup, but offers a lot more than the existing filter. For example, there's now full who/what/where/when filtering, so you can get as detailed as you need on policies which are completely re-orderable so you chose the importance of each rule. There's also the long awaited "multi group" function, allowing a user to be effectively filtered as a member of two groups. Add to that some performance increases, a new auth front-end with "auth-method by subnet", an easier to use GUI... should be FUN.
    Does it have an RSOP type thing where you can see the cumulative sum of all policies on a particular group? i.e. select KS3, see the result of Default AUP + KS3 filter + Custom Blocked + KS3 Blocked etc. etc.
    Especially if it comes with a lookup function, i.e. type in a URL and Smoothwall comes back with "Computer says yes/no" - would be less faff than using local users to switch the group I'm in to test.

    If you have somewhere good for suggestions I have a few other things I should mention before I forget them

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    Does it have an RSOP type thing where you can see the cumulative sum of all policies on a particular group? i.e. select KS3, see the result of Default AUP + KS3 filter + Custom Blocked + KS3 Blocked etc. etc.
    Especially if it comes with a lookup function, i.e. type in a URL and Smoothwall comes back with "Computer says yes/no" - would be less faff than using local users to switch the group I'm in to test.

    If you have somewhere good for suggestions I have a few other things I should mention before I forget them
    Only just saw this post. Yes to cumulative filter. Call me to good ideas! 0113 3874166 don't think my signature works on mobile.

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    Nile and Tom are legends!! Working 100% here, no Youtube for the kids except for our Schools own channel

    Thanks Guys

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