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Top Level Domain Blocking and Wild Cards

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:31 am
by Dweebster
Well, I would like to block many Top Level Domains (TLD) as I know no one in most of the world's locations and do not want anything from the places I have no connection to. That function may already work, though I have no means to test it.

So for example, I do not know anyone in Ascension Island; TLD .ac. If I enter "*.ac" or ".ac" in the add rule sheet it returns only "ac" and the rule is accepted. Does that mean that rule I created with "ac" is valid and now blocks all domains from the "ac" TLD of Ascension Island?

This helps blocking unwanted traffic from VPN's, proxies, Tor, etc., and combinations of the prior.

Next; what is the character limitation per rule for adding domains, IP's. etc.?

Is a comma the only delimiter? Such as: .ac, .ad, .rocks, ...

Finally: is there a working wild cards usable or needed anywhere in the rule making in Little Snitch? Such as *.ac or *.rocks, etc.

Thank you

Re: Top Level Domain Blocking and Wild Cards

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:38 pm
by ptts
Yes, that does work.
Just make sure to set it to "Domains" instead of "Hostnames". Then enter all the TLDs you want to block separated with a regular comma.

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Re: Top Level Domain Blocking and Wild Cards

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:44 pm
by Dweebster
Fabulous! Cheers.

Re: Top Level Domain Blocking and Wild Cards

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:03 pm
by Alizeh
Is it possible to block a full TLD with the Smoothwall web filter, for example, to block all websites from a particular country?

Re: Top Level Domain Blocking and Wild Cards

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:11 pm
by ptts
Alizeh wrote:Is it possible to block a full TLD with the Smoothwall web filter, for example, to block all websites from a particular country?


That seems to be a question for the Smoothwall support.