How to block websites using pfsense firewall feature.

How to block websites using pfsense firewall feature.
For most intent and purposes, the squid proxy server/squidguard setup can be used to block specific websites from been accessed by users in our lan. You can use a blacklist as shown in the squid proxy server guide for pfsense

You can even go further to create rules to block one group of computers while giving access to another group or subnet.

Howerver, if you have configured certificates using the certificate manager in pfsense, then deployed them to your client machines and if you have configured squid to use ssl man in the middle filtering, then you should be alright as your pfsense proxy will monitor https traffic as well as http traffic and block websites according to your rule that use the https protocol e.g facebook.

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