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I am trying to block all Facebook traffic from all devices connected to my router.
My router is an Asus RT-AC3200.
The router has a firewall and I have blacklisted the keyword Facebook and the url www.facebook.com.
However, Facebook is still getting through the firewall.
Does anyone know how to totally block any activity emanating from Facebook?
Can secure HTTPS sites be blocked?
Can IPv6 traffic be blocked?
Thanks.
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M.E.M.

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Posted 3 months ago

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Old Labs

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Under Firewall - URL Filter set it as follows and apply



You may need to exit the browser, clear cache or reconnect before it takes full effect. All it will do is return a server not found after timing out - that wouldn't be noticeable on embedded facebook feeds.

Just use facebook and fbcdn rather than the full URLs. fbcdn stands for facebook content delivery network (i.e. where most of its content comes from).

Keyword filtering looks at the page content and does not work for encrypted sites. Even if it did by including a keyword filter of facebook you wouldn't be able to get to this page or any page containing that term.   

IPv6 should be blockable but last I checked Viasat still wasn't supporting IPv6.     
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M.E.M.

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Old Labs,
Once again thanks for sharing your knowledge with me.
Viasat should be paying you a consulting fee.
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Diana, Viasat Employee

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Old Labs,   Thank you for your helpful response. Many will benefit.