Re: [squid-users] block dodgy sites with squidguard

From: Amos Jeffries <>
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2012 21:09:16 +1200

On 12/08/2012 7:28 p.m., J Webster wrote:
> I'm not even sure how I could block this though. Anyone who publishes
> a website with illegal pictures is probably not going to list keywords
> that I can search for and prevent.
> Would those illegal sites show up in the dest porn blocklist?

Good. You understand that your requirements are impossible to achieve in
HTTP. You need human eyeballs, and even then opinion of legality differs
with local laws and even local by-laws.

You said you were blocking porn and wanted to whitelist a certain set, I
assumed that you already knew how to identify what was what. if you
don't have something clearer than legal/illegal to go by nobody can help


> On 12/08/12 08:45, Amos Jeffries wrote:
>> On 11/08/2012 7:46 p.m., J Webster wrote:
>>> I would like to allow access to some 18+ sites on the proxy server
>>> but prevent anyone looking at dodgy illegal sites.
>>> Is there a way to do that with squidguard because the filter dest
>>> only seems to be on porn.
>>> Would I have to write my own access control list to prevent this?
>> That is the best way. You are very unlikely to finad a public list of
>> 18+ sites that exactly matches your particular set of okay 18+ sites.
>> Use a public blocklist of porn site if you wish. Add a custom ACL for
>> the whitelist to permit them.
>> You can probably do that is SG, but I would recommend the whitelist
>> be used in squid.conf to deny url_rewrite_access. Which makes them
>> not even process through SG.
>> Amos
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