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    Firewalla

    Not yet;   likely we will build something in the next couple releases.   Or until we have a default block and allow with white list infra.

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    Manny Cavalier

    The reason why I'm asking is that, I encountered a website that is not accessible in my network, but if I disable my Firewalla, the site becomes accessible.  I checked the network flow, and I couldn't find a log that this site was blocked or anything that was blocked from a particular device where I'm trying to access this site during that particular time frame.  I'm just trying to see if whitelisting this site could address this issue.

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    Firewalla

    Manny

    Please check the rules button, all the blocks are there.  In your particular case (and we seen a few) very likely that site may share the same IP as another site.  

    I am going to create an issue for our engineering team, what we need is a simple utility that will help you to check "why it is blocked".   Please watch out this feature

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    Erbeh77

    is there a new feature to allow whitelist or allowed?

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    Jeff Seaman

    Would be nice to block all sites for some devices and only allow the listed sites in that case.

     

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    Firewalla

    block all and allow some, we call this the lockdown mode.  It will be in the Gold for sure, applied the policy at the network level. 

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    Erbeh77

    Will current blue/red devices get the same feature?

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    Firewalla

    It depends on the implementation.   We are not sure yet, that lockdown feature is just too mature to comment now.  

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    C0d3-N1ght

    Is anyone having issues with accessing the main Google search website while using the Firwewalla (blue)? All other websites come up just fine, except google.com, across any device. If I disable monitoring, it works. I have blocks set for 3 highly malicious countries and a few other rules, but nothing process-intensive, nor ad-blocking enabled. Some feedback would be greatly appreciated if possible. I dont use Google search as much but others in my home do and its a pain having to disable the monitoring feature every time. Thanks in advance!

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    Firewalla

    Very likely one of the rules is blocking google.com, tap on rules and see if you selected pause a few and see if it will make things better.   Also, please be aware, country/region blocks are never perfect.   So it is highly possible to have ranges of IP move between country to country/service provider to service provider.   You also might want to disable region blocks temporarily as well. 

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    Ben Griffith

    C0d3-N1ght's problem is one reason why I was going to propose some kind of "why is this blocked?" feature. I also have sites that are blocked when unexpected. I have no way of telling which rule is doing it so I just go and pause different rules until traffic flows again. I see you mention this feature 6 mos ago. Is it still on the todo list?

     

    ...also  +1 on the whitelisting feature.

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    Melvin Tu

    We are working on both:

    1. whitelist a list of domain/ips that will never be blocked

    2. a diagnostic tool to check if an ip/domain/port is blocked by Firewalla, and if so, list which rule.

     

    It's likely to be available along with the Gold beta program.

     

    Melvin

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    Christopher J. Shaker

    Would like Whitelisting AND Blacklisting, please. Blacklisting can very useful if you are subject to malicious activities from a given domain, or a particular IP address. You can block the domain or block the IP address.

    Thank you,
    Chris Shaker

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    Bob O'Hara

    Chris,

    Blacklisting is already present in the Firewalla. Tap the Rules icon, then the + sign on the rules panel to add a site to the blacklist.

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    Firewalla

    Whitelisting will likely be in beta with the Gold beta users this or next week, and that same code will be merged back to the red/blue after gold ships.  So likely middle to late summer should be on all platforms.  

    Here is the tutorial on rules https://help.firewalla.com/hc/en-us/articles/360008521833-Manage-Rules

     

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    Christopher J. Shaker

    Thank you Bob and Firewalla for your replies. Good to know that I can already blacklist if needed.

    Chris Shaker

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