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Barracuda Web Security Gateway

How do I block country domains on the Barracuda Web Filter?

  • Type: Knowledgebase
  • Date changed: 7 months ago
Solution #00006083


Scope:

All Barracuda Web Filters, all firmware versions


Answer: 

To block an entire top level/country domain use the following method:

On the Block/Accept > Exceptions page create a block rule for url patterns or on the Block/Accept > URL Patterns page create a Blocked Regular Expression.

These are example s for different countries:
Enter as a URL Pattern block:
 
 
 
http(s|):\/\/.*\.(gov|us)\/ (block anything ending in .gov or .us)
http(s|):\/\/.*\.uk\/ (block anything ending in .uk
(British sites))
http(s|):\/\/.*\.cn\/ (block anything ending in .cn
(China sites))
http(s|):\/\/.*\.ru\/ (block anything ending in .ru
(Russian sites))
http(s|):\/\/.*\.in\/ (block anything ending in .in
(Indian sites))



Note: URL Patterns use regular expression syntax