Blocking sites by keyword
I saw it was mentioned before and closed.
I really would like to reopen the discussion. Make it optional and opt-in for people to use it, but we really, really would like this functionality. New sexsites and things grow up like mushrooms. it is impossible for OpenDns to keep up with this. Google is way faster in finding things than opendns in blocking and youngsters are very keen on finding these holes in Opendns sometimes. I need a way to block unwanted things from my network here, even if this means a larger chance on false positives.
So please reconsider. Shouldn't be too hard to implement.
So I'm guessing the answers to the questions I asked in attempting to help you are all no.
If you think vimeo is improperly categorized have *YOU* bothered to go in and tag it with what you think is the proper category? Have *YOU* bothered to block the category that vimeo belongs to? Have *YOU* bothered to add vimeo to your blacklist.
I'm pretty sure that the answers to all of those question are no as well, and you just expect to do nothing and to let everyone do your thinking and acting for you.
I'm sorry, I don't know what categories vimeo is listed in, but I'd guess that it's in video sharing and related categories that it belongs to. I don't know the percentages, but I'm pretty sure that less than 50% of their members sites contain sexual or pornographic material, so it would not warrant being put into any of those categories.
If you don't want vimeo accessible on your network because you demonize it as a sexsite!!!!!!!!! then it is up to you to block the category that it belongs to or add it to your blacklist. I don't see OpenDNS miscategorizing the entire domain because you object to some of the content that is up there.
Of course if you want to actually have a conversation instead of whining and throwing about accusations without supporting them with details I'm sure that some people on here will be willing to have that conversation as well.
Oh, and by the law, you posted in the wrong thread. This thread is related to blocking sites by keyword, not whining because a certain page was allowed. You should have started a new thread with an appropriate title.
@markjc2002... Did you vote that Vimeo be classified as "pron". If you didn't, then it's YOUR fault. OpenDNS doesn't legislate classifications.Even if they did, so you really believe they watch every posted video for something that might offend YOU? Easy on the meds, dude!
BTW, I followed your link... and I didn't see any pr0n ? R U sure? Looked just like Youtube without all the ads. You must think Youtube is pr0n as well. Eh Or do you enjoy trolling the boards. Whiners never win.
OK, let's examine this: opendns has "rejected" vimeo.com for classification as pornographic, despite hundreds of votes saying otherwise. You are unable to cast a vote any more for this category. Voting has been going on since 2008. Oh, let's see: I am MCP 98; Network+; A+; Novel NetWare CNA & CNE 4.11, 5, 5.1 certified. I TAUGHT Novell courses at an Applied Technology College. I am employed by the 3rd largest Telecom/ISP in HSI. Oh yes, I might be totally incapable of configuring modems, routers, switches, firewalls, etc. I must hire somebody to configure my Adtran NetVanta 3130 for PPPoE over ATM. Either that, or opendns is full of __it. As well as others here.
@arkjc2002 ... your credentials hold no sway (apart from telling us how full of yourself you are) here. If you had a clue, you'd see you're off-topic, having hijacked this threat.
Yes the votes are in. Glad you noticed. Your "opinion" failed to attract support. Your attacks on Vimeo are laughable. Arguably Vimeo is one of the top video sharing sites in terms of content quality. If YOU have an issue with that, take it up with them, and stop spamming this post with your righteous diatribe.
And learn to post "on-topic". It should be quite easy for a person with "your credentials". And don't post your pr0n links here again. Never.
I would like to block websites like Facebook, YouTube and other social sites as part of my job and would need your advice on how to manage that. There are about 120 PCs in the building. Is something like that possible?
Can it be done with the host file, or is there other way?
I created account on opendns and will i be able to block that sites all of that pc's with that account? thanks in advanced.
Need filtering by keywords ?
Try this https://utdns.unveiltech.com/, you'll be able to use their global keywords database and you can also define your own keywords with dedicated score.
Have a nice day...
Nope, the Heuristic Engine is not for free after the trial period, unless their comparison sheet is wrong.
Here, it seems you're wrong and I'm right, opendns is $28/year/user, have a look:
Please, compare the same offers, UnveilTech WebFiletr SaaS is entreprise...
I was talking about OpenDNS Home VIP, not about an OpenDNS Enterprise version. I don't see "UnveilTech Webfilter SaaS" as a clear enterprise offer. One has to purchase the Premium even to simply block e.g. porn, because this is not in their list of free categories.
The OpenDNS Enterprise versions have much more to offer. At UnveilTech you had to purchase from their additional services and would still not reach the level of features coming with OpenDNS Enterprise like AD integration, coverage anywhere worldwide, enhanced and predictive security, etc.
See the Benefits matrix down at http://www.opendns.com/enterprise-security/packages-and-pricing/
And there is OpenDNS Prosumer, the "Enterprise" version for up to 5 users for $20/user/year.
No matter, let the consumer decide what best fits. UnveilTech Webfilter SaaS is not really for me.
Here's some decision support. I've tested their service, performed a benchmark test, and these are the results.
See the last two entries? That's theirs..... :(
That said, it's not for me.
Want to test it too? https://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm
you're nice but you cannot compare OpenDNS and UnveilTech.
OpenDNS is some millions of categorized websites when UnveilTech is nearly 130 millions including detection with porn in social networks (google+, tumblr, etc...), heuristic, etc... OpenDNS is 3 months logs, UnveilTech is 1 year, etc... just compare functions...
Here you're comparing speed when people asks for functionnalities, detection and protection. Do you really think lambda users see the gap between a request 40ms or 90ms ?
OpendDNS can be very fast but if it does not detect what the user paid for... If you need speed, so go for Google DNS it's faster then OpenDNS or use your local routeur but if you need functions and good protection I am not sure OpenDNS is the right solution... but that's my opinion only. ;o)
so many posts in this thread i forgot what this thread was originally about. :)
but blocking sites by keyword (same keywords search engines use) would make it easier to block, say, copyright infringement sites but not sites that can be classified as P2P File Sharing (both which seem to fall under the same category). you can't just simply block whole categories of sites and not expect the users to demand more control over their own lists (esp. when we're only limited to like 50 or 100 whitelisted and or blacklisted sites).
I do it all the time for my clients and I average less than one contact a month for them where I need to unblock a site that they legitimately use. Since they generally follow the link on the website that sends a link to me asking for an unblock, once I see the email it's a simple matter of a few clicks and it's unblocked. Sometimes they call me first and I ask them to do it from the website to make sure I get the correct domain.
I have 4 or 5 categories that I set up by default for all clients, and beyond that provide the option of blocking others. Most don't feel the need to unblock additional categories. Most of the time when they need an unblock it's for a P2P site they use to share files with their own customers.
I actually have more domains unblocked for my network than any of my clients, but most of those are for esoteric sights I use for IT research or a handful of P2P sites.
Granted, this is for business clients and they often have less desire to block and control web access than some families have. However unblocking sites for the average family is certainly going to be easier than for multiple businesses with any from 2-3 employees to 20 or more.
I'm not sure which OpenDNS service you want to use, but the free service, only for residential users, is relatively limited with your management options. The various pay services offer a number of different options, including allowing bypass codes and more flexibility in managing what is blocked. With some services, depending on how you configure things you even have the option to manage blocks by individual users. None of those services however offer keyword blocking.
I am a teenager as this i completely agree with Mr.tuckson . Teenagers like me are very keen on finding this holes and they are very good with that. i always use OpenDns to stop my self from these things but i can't OpenDns Doesn't block every thing. I resort to many keyword-porngraphy blocking programs but it doesn't give the protection that i am looking for and most of it isn't free. So it would be very good if there content filtering based on KEYWORDS
That's why you could test the URL Filtering on Keywords: https://utdns.unveiltech.com
Sure you would like it :o)
This idea, the concept of blocking via keyword can easily be done via network router/modem.
But, I still support the idea itself because some aren't as invasive as just a keyword, or, a tag. Some are literally "www.domain.com" and that is it!
So I support and would love to see this.
How is this post in any way related to the topic of the thread? Or are you just hijacking this thread instead of creating a new one?
I suggest you open a new thread, and in that post explain what you mean by "allow" this particular domain. Other than some phishing and certain malware related domains OpenDNS by default "allows" all domains to be looked up until you specifically block them or the category they belong to.
You should also explain what it is that you want to happen because I can't tell from what is written here or what you mean by your reference to the DNS you are using.
@virtuapphire... No one here is blocking that website. That site is tagged as "Visual Search Engines, Photo Sharing, Adult Themes, Lingerie/Bikini, Nudity"
You must either allow those categories or update your whitelist. If you can't do that, then you'll have to find a way around the Parental IP list.
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