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    Hi,

    I want to block specific URL without using any Proxy Server. I have Server 2003 machine configured for NAT and my all users can access internet. I just want to block some URLS.

    BR,
    Imran

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    Re: Block URLs using NAT (Windows Server 2003 RRAS)

    Originally posted by aimip View Post
    Hi,

    I want to block specific URL without using any Proxy Server. I have Server 2003 machine configured for NAT and my all users can access internet. I just want to block some URLS.

    BR,
    Imran
    I think you can block URL by using windows hosts file ?


    Open Windows hosts file in notepad and enter this text(max 1 entry per line)

    127.0.0.1 Example.com
    127.0.0.1 www.Example.com
    (Note If you use example.com then user can access this site through www. so block site with and without www. and http or https,etc..)

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    • #3
      Re: Block URLs using NAT (Windows Server 2003 RRAS)

      If you have ever tried managing host files on a large network (more than say 10 PCs) or where there is a constantly changing block and unblock list, you will rapidly realise that any other solution is preferable!

      @aimip Why don't you want to use a proxy server -- there are free ones available
      Tom Jones
      MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
      PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
      IT Trainer / Consultant
      Ossian Ltd
      Scotland

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      • #4
        Re: Block URLs using NAT (Windows Server 2003 RRAS)

        In addition to many free proxy apps available, you also have the option of OpenDNS which provides some basic URL filtering. While I generally do not use this option, I can see where it can benefit a small network that may not have the resources (cost or skillset) to deploy software solutions.
        JM @ IT Training & Consulting
        http://www.itgeared.com

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