Checking firewall filtering

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Checking firewall filtering

Postby barryhill » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:23 pm

What is the prescribed method of checking proper filtering on the Ward Internet? I thought youtube.com and ESPN were filtered but I can get both. Gambling.com is filtered.

I got some pretty revealing clip thumbnails of swim suits on YouTube. As the bishop I would really like to know our meeting house filtering is working properly.

Thanks for the help on this important matter.

Bh

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Re: Checking firewall filtering

Postby russellhltn » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:31 pm

Type in filter.lds.org. Don't trust bookmarks. You may have somewhat more permissions if there is a FHC or church employee that shares your Internet. Then again, you could have a outdated firewall.
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

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Re: Checking firewall filtering

Postby barryhill » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:36 pm

We do have a FHC.

When I type in filter.lds.ord I get a large "X". I guess that means it is working?

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Re: Checking firewall filtering

Postby aebrown » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:39 pm

barryhill wrote:We do have a FHC.

When I type in filter.lds.ord I get a large "X". I guess that means it is working?

No, that means it's NOT working. You would see a large check mark if it were working.

[I'm sure you mean .org, and not .ord]

It looks like this:
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Re: Checking firewall filtering

Postby barryhill » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:42 pm

Strange that it blocks gambling.com ???

I guess I will call global services help desk asap.

PS: I did mean .org

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Re: Checking firewall filtering

Postby johnshaw » Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:07 pm

check tm.lds.org - IIRC it also has a status there...
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Re: Checking firewall filtering

Postby drepouille » Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:09 pm

One of the stake presidents in our area demanded that our FM remove all wireless access points from his stake center, and install wired connections in certain rooms. His justification was that members could access pornography and other inappropriate material via Google images, which is not filtered.
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Re: Checking firewall filtering

Postby johnshaw » Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:13 pm

that seems like a bit of an over-reaction to me... Did you actually try to troubleshoot the filtering, etc.. I'm sure the Church is very sensitive to that issue.
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Re: Checking firewall filtering

Postby drepouille » Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:15 pm

Hey, it isn't my stake! But I will be interested to see what his successor does about it.
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Re: Checking firewall filtering

Postby barryhill » Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:17 pm

Now the filter is working so maybe it just hiccuped. I will keep a check on it.

Thanks.


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