[Shorewall-users] Filtering web sites

Paul Gear paulgear@bigfoot.com
Wed, 03 Apr 2002 05:53:20 +1000

Jens wrote:

> I was wondering if Shorewall could be used to filter websites ....
> Specifically, there are a number of web sites I frequent that require
> Macromedia software but I do not want to install this software. As a result,
> I am faced with manually closing up to 10 Macromedia windows whenever I visit
> these sites.
> If anybody is doing filtering such as this (or filtering for pop up ads) I
> would like to hear how you have implemented this.

The right way to do this is in your proxy server (assuming you use squid).  I
use adzap <http://www.zip.com.au/~cs/adzap>; some other common ones are
SquidGuard and JunkBuster (can't remember their sites - search freshmeat.net for