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How should I create rules for MAC Machine/s on my Barracuda Web Filter?

  • Type: Knowledgebase
  • Date changed: 2 years ago
Solution #00007103

All Barracuda Web Filters, all firmware versions.


How to create rules for MAC Machine/s

1. Go to Users/Groups>IP Subnets/Group
2. Under Membership by IP create:
   a. IP address of the source Machine
     i. Example for one machine or subnet: 
         1. IP Address netmask Name Macuser1
         2. IP Address netmask Name MacSubnet
     ii. For group Example: It should be same Name to identify as a group
         1. IP Address netmask Name Macgroup
         2. IP Address netmask Name Macgroup
3. Create Customs categories. Go to Block/Accept>Custom Categories
   a. Create Custom Category: 
      i. Custom Category Name : CatMacgroup or CatMacuser1
      ii. Add Domain to be included:
      iii. Add existing Categories to be included.
      iv. Then click add
4. Go to Block/Accept>Exceptions apply the category and IPSubnet/group you created;
   a. Add Exception:
      i. Action Allow
      ii. Applies to : IP Group
      iii. Choice the IP Subnets/Group created (Macuser1/MacSubnet/Macgroup)
      iv. Exception Type : Content Filter, Content Type : (CatMacuser1/CatMacSubnet/ CatMacgroup)
      v. Or in Exception Type : Choice all web traffic if you want to all access.
      vi. Then Add
   b. In List of Exception the rules read from TOP to Bottom?.you can drag the new created rules to the top lists if you wanted and save.

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