How to block facebook access

Polytropon freebsd at
Sat Aug 19 18:53:11 UTC 2017

On Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:20:48 -0400, Ernie Luzar wrote:
> Running 11.1 & ipfilter with LAN behind the gateway server. LAN users 
> are using their work PC's to access facebook during work.
> What method would recommend to block all facebook access?

That's quite easy: Block the IPs that belong to Facebook,
for example and Instead of
blocking them, you could also redirect them to your internal
web server which displays a nice "Back to work!" motivational
image. ;-)

However, this will only work from within your LAN. If the
users are able to access a WLAN with their smartphones, or
use their smartphones to connect to the Internet, the main
problem - probably any "doing Facebook at work" - cannot
be solved that easily. But you can get your "work-related
resources" to not being able to access Facebook.

Magdeburg, Germany
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