Firewalla App Release 1.44: App Blocking, Policy Based Routing

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    Lestrod Gould

    Any reason for the delay of release of 1.44?

    How long is a few days? 3 days, a week or longer?

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    Dxbjbox

    Hello:

    I have 1.44 App with 1.971 FWG installed. I blocked YouTube using the new Application Blocking feature, but that's also blocking Google Classroom. I tried adding the ytimg.com allow rule for the device but that did not work.

    This use case was one of my primary reasons for getting the FWG. I could use some help figuring this out. Thanks.

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    Firewalla

    @brian, once we have the code released, it is relatively simple to add different APP's to the list.  If everyone is happy of what's there, we will be very happy to add more apps to the list. 

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    Hector

    Does the new Policy-based Routing feature support multiple VPN connections? Currently the app only allows one VPN connection at a time.

    Also waiting here for Testflight :)

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    Firewalla

    Let me forward this to our developers and see if we can make a signature for google classroom.  The issue is, likely some google sites overlap with google classroom.  (or google classroom uses youtube) You can send us an email help@firewalla.com and we can help you directly. 

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    Firewalla

    If you are not getting 1.44, it means, you are on the regular beta test flight list, not the "early access".  Early access is likely to be a bit more buggy than beta.  If you want to get on the list, please send your iTunes/google play email to help@firewalla.com

     

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    Rolando Nispiros

    Love the app block and menu shortcut for my kid's devices.  Just added it, let's see if they come to me later today to say they can't get to Roblox, Discord, and Youtube lol.

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    Lestrod Gould

    It’s been two days since release and still not available via TestFlight. How long before its available via TestFlight?

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    Firewalla

    Both are released a couple of hours ago.  Enjoy 

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    Matt

    I've noticed the same problem with Google Classroom. I have to unblock YouTube in order for my daughter to use Classroom.

    I also have major problems with the Roblox app block. It is normally blocked and unblocking does not allow the app to function properly. I need to enable Emergency Access for the device.

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    Matt

    Thanks. It's been several weeks since I tested the YouTube/Classroom issue. I'll verify that the next time my daughter is on remote learning.

    I'll do further testing with Roblox as well, but if "Emergency Access" fixes the problem instantly, maybe this could be incorporated into rule changes? i.e. When a blocking rule is enabled/disabled, automatically enable emergency access for a couple seconds and then disable it?

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    Shawn H

    Still nothing in test flight! Any update?

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    Paul Leeuw

    and now waiting till testflight sees the release ;) 

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    Firewalla

    at the time of this message, the 1.44 release is in early access.  

    If you are not an alpha user, yet interested in testing out these new features, please email us at help@firewalla.com.

     

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    Brian Saunier

    Can you add the app fortnite? All parents hate that game.

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    Support Team

    @Matt

    When was the youtube blocking rule created? The youtube signature was updated about two weeks ago, and should have the classroom issue fixed. You may try to create the rule again which will use the latest signature.

     

    Regarding to roblox, the roblox app may cache the DNS queries that it didn't work well after unblock. Usually it should recover after a while automatically.

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