Block a Site Permanently

To make sure a site is always blocked, you can permanently add sites to the Blocked Sites list. You can block an IPv4 or IPv6 host IP address, network IP address or host IP address range, host name (one-time DNS lookup), or you can block a site by FQDN (includes wildcard domains). For more information on how to use FQDN in blocked sites and policies, see About Policies by Domain Name (FQDN).

To import or export a list of Blocked Sites, see Import a List of Blocked Sites or Blocked Sites Exceptions.

If you must block a network address or address range that includes one or more IP addresses assigned to the Firebox, you must first add the Firebox IP addresses to the Blocked Sites Exceptions list. For instructions on how to add exceptions, see Create Blocked Site Exceptions.

You cannot add local loopback addresses such as 127.0.0.1 to the Blocked Sites List because it can block internal Firebox functions.

Configure Logging for Blocked Sites   

You can configure the Firebox to make a log entry or send a notification message if a computer tries to connect to a blocked site. Tip!You can configure logging for blocked sites in Fireware Web UI in Fireware 11.12.1 and higher.

See Also

Import a List of Blocked Sites or Blocked Sites Exceptions

Visit or Block a Site from HostWatch

Manage the Blocked Sites List (Blocked Sites)

Block Sites Temporarily with Policy Settings

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