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how to block facebook on SBS

cybersi
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Hi

Can some one advise me please on how to block facebook on SBS?

Cheers

Simon
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Top Expert 2010

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No that does not help me

A: I have Mcafee as a security solution
b: I dont have ISA
C: Sites like face book have multiple IP addresses so filtering would be a nightmare

you should be able to do it on the DNS server!!!

Simon

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I don't believe your going to be able to do this with just SBS 2008. Your going to need to invest in a good firewall with some filtering choices or some web filtering software such as websense.
Mike ThomasConsultant
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
I guess you could create a zone called facebook.com in DNS then configure a host A record for www pointing somewhere random, that might scupper them.
are you able to use URL filtering at your gateway?  if not a crude way but as MojoTech suggests you could create a DNS zone and fire it back to one of your own servers.
Top Expert 2013

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A common solution is to obtain an account with OpenDNS (free), set your DNS forwarders on your SBS to point to their DNS servers rather than your ISP, and then with your OpenDNS account you can restrict various domains.
http://www.opendns.com/

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Ah ha Rob again!  lol

Will do this when i get a sec!

Thanks again Rob!!!

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I have a Draytek Router and aparently you can block it on that but I cant seem to get it to work!

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Hi I found the best way to do this was on the router!