Knowledgebase: WinGate 6
Restricting client access to Specific URL's and Sites
Posted by Adrien de Croy (Import) on 30 January 2004 05:55 PM
This article deals with how you can restrict access by clients to certain URL'S when they are connecting through WinGate. Because URL's are somewhat complex in what they can contain, WinGate provides policies to block specific sites and ban access to sites that have specific phrases in their URL's.
To do this:
Now this policy has been set, whenever an affected user attempts to access a URL containing this word or phrase, access will be denied.
Please Note: The words or phrases entered in the last box of the filter are entered as strings, and WinGate reads them as such.
For example if the phrase “money.net” is entered in the criterion then the site would be blocked if the URL was business.money.net, BUT it would not block the site if the URL was business.money.org, as “money.net” is a different string then “money.org”)
This is why using simple words in each filter can be very effective because if the word “money” was used in the criterion then both sites will be blocked as the string “money” appears in both URLS.
PureSight for WinGate is a plug-in that allows you to control user access to sites that contain undesirable content. To find out more about the PureSight plug-in please visit our web site.
If you have any questions about this article please contact Qbik Support.