Author Topic: Need help with Comodo Website filter ( Blocking pornographic website )  (Read 6959 times)

Offline Good OLD CIS

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So I have created a New Category Pornography and added it to blocked sites.
but I think its not working properly.
1) I have blocked website porn* which is supposed to block all website like pornhub , pornthis and porn that , but nothing .. I can still access these websites.
but *porn* works , this rule blocks all the url which contains the word porn
2) i have a list of almost 300+ porn-website stored in a txt file , is there any way I can import that list ..


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I am using CIS Version 7.0.317799.414

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porn* doesn't seem to be an url so it's not recognized by CIS. According to helpfile:

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To add a specific website/webpage, enter the full URL of the website/webpage
To include all sub-domains of  website, add a wildcard character and a period in front of the URL. For example, *.friskywenches.com will cover friskywenches.com, login.friskywenches.com, pictures.friskywenches.com, videos.friskywenches.com and so on.

To include all the websites with URLs that start with a specific string,  add a wildcard character after the string. For example, “pizza*” will cover  'pizzahut.com', pizzacorner.com, and so on.

To include all the websites with URLs that contain a specific string,  add the wildcard character befor and after the string. For example, “*pizza*” will cover hotpizza.com, spicypizza.com and so on.

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Yes, you can.  Again, from help documentations: http://help.comodo.com/uploads/Comodo%20Internet%20Security/fed85e91ebdd1966f4fc0662006670cc/5eac818f1e1c4adc19d335055b06586b/b6de609814d138e97c97a6d65f2d9e55/cis_web_filt_cate6_020314.png
Remember to make sure that correct file type is chosen. Then, add your category (which includes imported sites) to blocked websites.

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"To include all the websites with URLs that start with a specific string,  add a wildcard character after the string. For example, “pizza*” will cover  'pizzahut.com', pizzacorner.com, and so on."

so I am using this rule : pizza* will cover pizzahut.com and so on
in similar way I blocked website porn* , technically it should block pornhub pornthis and pornthat.com
what is wrong ?
I am using CIS Version 7.0.317799.414

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Okay, that's odd, but I've found that it matters whether your url starts with www. or just http://
If you add a rule porn*, indeed, it will block all website starting with "porn", but not with "www.porn*". Check it.
There are two solutions:

- simultaneously add 'porn*' and 'www.porn*' to this category to ensure all these will be blocked;
- add '*porn*' and all website with "porn" phrase will be blocked (despite the fact they start with www or not).

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Okay, that's odd, but I've found that it matters whether your url starts with www. or just http://
If you add a rule porn*, indeed, it will block all website starting with "porn", but not with "www.porn*". Check it.
There are two solutions:

- simultaneously add 'porn*' and 'www.porn*' to this category to ensure all these will be blocked;
- add '*porn*' and all website with "porn" phrase will be blocked (despite the fact they start with www or not).

Thanks!

I just want to point out that blocking *porn* will also block all websites with "porn" in the url, for example this very thread would be blocked since it has "pornographic" in the url (forums.comodo.com/firewall-help-cis/need-help-with-comodo-website-filter-blocking-pornographic-website-t105481.0.html) So for example if there is an article talking about porn or something like that and they use "porn" in the url, then that url will be blocked and with it the article.

Maybe you two realize that already but I just wanted to point it out just in case.
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Great
you are right ,
www.porn* and porn* blocks all website like pornthis and pornthat.com
similarly www.x* and x* blocked all xxx website which starts from x
I need to add two rules , xxx* and www.xxx*
Working blocked almost all know websites with this method
and added rule
*xxx* which blocked all .xxx domains and website which contains xxx in their name
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I just want to point out that blocking *porn* will also block all websites with "porn" in the url, for example this very thread would be blocked since it has "pornographic" in the url (forums.comodo.com/firewall-help-cis/need-help-with-comodo-website-filter-blocking-pornographic-website-t105481.0.html) So for example if there is an article talking about porn or something like that and they use "porn" in the url, then that url will be blocked and with it the article.

Maybe you two realize that already but I just wanted to point it out just in case.
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So, if there'd exist a site on "top ornithologists" like

http://top-topics.thefullwiki.org/Top_ornithologists:_All

but with an URL like, for an example: http://topornithologists.com it would be blocked?  88) :azn:

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It might even turn out to be somewhat difficult to buy you some cheap chinese acrylic necklace.  :)

This URL would definitely be blocked, as well:

http://www.made-in-china.com/showroom/topornaments/product-detailEqLJhoTCYIWi/China-Acrylic-Necklace-DM-4974-.html

I'm just trying to show here that URL-blocking that's being exclusively based on word-blacklisting will always have it's immanent drawbacks.

Kind regards, REBOL.

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Good points! I guess I will refrain from using this feature then and stick to pure Firewall, I think that is what CIS does most solid and what it initially was intended to be user for.

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So, if there'd exist a site on "top ornithologists" like

http://top-topics.thefullwiki.org/Top_ornithologists:_All

but with an URL like, for an example: http://topornithologists.com it would be blocked?  88) :azn:

Kind regards, REBOL.
It might even turn out to be somewhat difficult to buy you some cheap chinese acrylic necklace.  :)

This URL would definitely be blocked, as well:

http://www.made-in-china.com/showroom/topornaments/product-detailEqLJhoTCYIWi/China-Acrylic-Necklace-DM-4974-.html

I'm just trying to show here that URL-blocking that's being exclusively based on word-blacklisting will always have it's immanent drawbacks.

Kind regards, REBOL.

What is the word to be blocked? *top ornithologists*? *topornithologists*? *top?ornithologists*? *top*ornithologists*?

*top ornithologists* - No sites would be blocked because urls don't have literal spaces.

*topornithologists* - The first site would't be blocked but the second site would be blocked, third site wouldn't be blocked because it doesn't have the full "topornithologists" word.

*top?ornithologists* - The first site would be blocked but the second site wouldn't be blocked, third site wouldn't be blocked because it doesn't have the full ornithologists word.

*top*ornithologists* - First site would be blocked, second site would be blocked, third site wouldn't be blocked because it doesn't have the full ornithologists word.
« Last Edit: July 04, 2014, 07:11:43 AM by Sanya IV Litvyak »
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In my opinion, CIS is not made for this kind of tasks. You need an application that has websites sorted under categories/rating such as K9.

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porn* doesn't seem to be an url so it's not recognized by CIS. According to helpfile:

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Yes, you can.  Again, from help documentations: http://help.comodo.com/uploads/Comodo%20Internet%20Security/fed85e91ebdd1966f4fc0662006670cc/5eac818f1e1c4adc19d335055b06586b/b6de609814d138e97c97a6d65f2d9e55/cis_web_filt_cate6_020314.png
Remember to make sure that correct file type is chosen. Then, add your category (which includes imported sites) to blocked websites.

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Could a list, like this HOSTS list be imported like that? http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

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Could a list, like this HOSTS list be imported like that? http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

It is possible but not effective. There are probably a lot of porn sites created per day. Thus, the file would be quite large.

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It is possible but not effective. There are probably a lot of porn sites created per day. Thus, the file would be quite large.
I am not looking to block porn, but to block those sites listed in the HOSTS file from mvps.org. Why would this not be effective with the firewall? Would this actually work with the firewall?

 

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