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Checking a url which should be filtered



We use web filtering. Facebook and playboy are blocked. However, every so often we will notice that filtering has failed and anything is accessible. We want to set up a PRTG test which would hiughlight that filtering has failed. An http get gives a succesful result but if I try the facebook page is actually blocked. How do we set up a sensor that monitors this and if filtering is working the access will show fail and if succesful then it means filtering has stopped?

filtering testing url

Created on Aug 28, 2012 11:50:49 AM

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the Port-Sensor can be inverted. So you can setup a device "www.facebook.com" and set a Port-sensor on port 80 (and then invert the sensor, so that it goes down once the page/port is available).

best regards.

Created on Aug 28, 2012 5:30:15 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]

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