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Filtering Options

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:31 pm
by craiggsmith
I implemented the strict filtering policy to try to achieve usable bandwidth for church purposes but immediately received complaints from bishoprics regarding lack of access to email and cloud storage. Also, the firewall didn't return a page with any sort of message, they just received an access error.

So I changed the filter to moderate, but I'm skeptical that it will result in much improvement, as it only blocks app downloads/updates. With my kids the biggest usage of data is social media, particularly snapchat and instagram (do they really need to send such high-res pictures?), as well as audio streaming and video calling. I would assume the latter two aren't as much of an issue at church though. I know the Church can't be in the business of accommodating every exception request, but is there a reasonable compromise that you think would be practical to implement?

Is there a way to implement filtering based on firewall port? If it could only affect wifi and not hard-wired clerk computers it would be significantly better, although still not ideal.

Re: Filtering Options

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:29 am
by bartj
If there are specific applications or domains you feel should be blocked/unblocked on any given filtering policy you can provided that feedback in TM for review - https://www.lds.org/help/support/meetin ... k?lang=eng. Not all requests will be approved but all will be reviewed.

Re: Filtering Options

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:41 am
by craiggsmith
I attempted to change the firewall back to a different setting but it is not taking effect. I tried both Moderate and Managed, twice, and it still filters at Strict. Support rebooted the firewall as well to no avail.

Re: Filtering Options

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:54 pm
by bartj
It looked like one of your firewalls was stuck on strict. I have corrected this.

Re: Filtering Options

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:24 pm
by craiggsmith
Thanks!