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 about 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 about how to add exceptions, see Create Blocked Sites Exceptions.

You cannot add local loopback addresses (for example, 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 send a log message or send a notification if a computer tries to connect to a blocked site. Tip!You can configure logging settings for blocked sites from Fireware Web UI if your Firebox runs Fireware v11.12.1 or 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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