How can I bypass the sonicwall content filter
Posted on 2015-01-08
HI I have a sonicwall 2040 with content filter which is used to block all web access to the internet except from machines on an exclusion list. Our network uses 192.168.4.XXX for IP addresses.
Everything worked as planned until recently when we setup a private VPN to Microsoft Azure and configured one of the servers to house an internal website and a source control server. To do this we first had to setup a network in Azure (10.0.0.0) and then the server IP addresses were 10.0.0.XXX
We can rdp to the machines in Azure and mount file systems with no problem. However, when we try to access a web page or the source control server from Visual Studio (which uses http) the content filter kicks in an blocks the access. I tried all the following which does not seem to work:
a) Added 10.0.0.4 to the trusted domain sites
b) Created a custom policy and added 10.0.0.4 to the Allowed Domains in the default and in the new policy
The only thing that seemed to work was to uncheck the "Not Rated" site in the URL list for the default policy. I am uncomfortable doing this because I do not want to allow access to a site just because it is not rated. There has to be a better way.
Any help to configure the sonic wall to allow access to all content on the 10.0.0.4 server is appreciated.