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    Blocking igoogle

    Hi,

    I know that there is a thread on this already but there is no real solution on there.

    We use a program called Browse Control to block websites.

    Is there anyone who uses this software and can help me block igoogle but not google?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossctoon View Post
    Hi,

    I know that there is a thread on this already but there is no real solution on there.

    We use a program called Browse Control to block websites.

    Is there anyone who uses this software and can help me block igoogle but not google?

    Thanks!
    This has just come up here due to a pupil having an inappropriate theme! Unfortunately we only have EMBC's Netsweeper at the moment so this could be quite tricky although I'm going to try the suggestions in the other thread about blocking modules.

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    Did anyone come up with a solution to this?

    Cheers

    Gareth

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    Hi with regards the EMBC Netsweeper setup I was able to block iGoogle by adding the following entries to my global deny list:

    I cannot post links yet so @m leaving a deliberate gap in the following links.

    h ttp://*.google. com/ig
    h ttp://*.google. co.uk/ig

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    Hi rossctoon.
    If your filtering sofware supports regular expressions, this one will gracefully redirect users back to the google search page.
    Search: (^https?://(?:[^/]*\.)google\.\w{1,3}(?:\.\w{1,3})?)/ig
    Repalce: \1

    If not, you can simply block the urls posted by jamescole1978.
    Unfortunately this only covers the english versions of igoogle, so you may also wish to cover the non-english versions to prevent browsing through google translate.
    e.g:
    • google.ru/ig (Russian)
    • google.sk/ig (Slovak)
    • google.com.tr/ig (Turkish)


    And many more besides (80ish in total I believe)

    A complete list can be found at google language tools

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    I know its been a while but I wonder if Jedi Master OB1 could explain where/how you might add a policy to do this regex replace in the new version of smoothwall. Not quite sure which is the right place to do it. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMiles View Post
    I know its been a while but I wonder if Jedi Master OB1 could explain where/how you might add a policy to do this regex replace in the new version of smoothwall. Not quite sure which is the right place to do it. thanks
    PM sent Chris.

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    Thanks OB1. Seem to have a bit of a problem with the regex though, PMed you details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OB1 View Post
    PM sent Chris.
    Could I get help with this too please? Got the same issue

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hokalus View Post
    Could I get help with this too please? Got the same issue
    Thanks
    Are you running Smoothwall Guardian 3 Hokalus?
    We've got something in the pipeline if so.
    Should be with you very soon.
    Watch this space!

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    Hi Smoothie users.
    You should have a new content modification rule called 'Disable iGoogle [BETA]' to apply as you see fit.
    Let us know in direct support if you have any issues.

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    This is what we use to block IGoogle background images using Impero. We set up a html content block for *cpbackgroundimg*.

    Regards

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