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Windows Thread, Facebook at School in Technical; The kids are finding more and more ways, all appear to be FB sites https://www.www.facebook.com "http://www.www.facebook. com" "https://lite.www.facebook. com" "http://lite.www.facebook. ...
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    Facebook at School

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    Surely if you just blocked *.facebook.com (or .*) they would all be blocked automatically?

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    MWah ah ah ah ha ahah ha cough splutter.... I love wildcard exceptions. All filtered here

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    Ditto here

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    Same here, 'facebook.com' is blocked by websense, you don't even need to put * at the beginning, if you block the domain with no 'www' before it, it blocks all variations.

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    maniac - and that is how a -proper- web filter should work Worth pointing out that HTTPS filtering will block most "URL tricks" but not all - it is useful in that case to be able to decrypt HTTPS on the fly. Either that, or use an "https whitelist".

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    @maniac - even facebook.es and all the other country variations of facebook?

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    Well thats what I thought, someone better tell our web filtering then provided by the Grid. Grr

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPerceptron View Post
    @maniac - even facebook.es and all the other country variations of facebook?
    No, I mean variations relating to that Top Level Domain like Welcome to Facebook | Facebook and m.facebook.com - There's no way of wildcarding a top level domain in Websense as far as I know. If you put facebook.* in it ignores the end bit.

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