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From James Kilton <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] URL filtering.
Date Mon, 22 Sep 2003 21:32:33 GMT
--- Joshua Slive <> wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Sep 2003, James Kilton wrote:
> > I'm hoping someone can brief me on how people are doing URL filtering in
> > Apache these days.  I was told mod_proxy could do it but I didn't see
> > any indication of it having that functionality when I checked the
> > website.  Is mod_rewrite capable of filtering?  Or is Squid a better
> > option?
> What exactly do you mean by url filtering?  Do you mean running a proxy
> server with a list of urls that clients are banned from connecting to?  If
> so, either mod_proxy (ProxyBlock) or mod_rewrite can do this.  But it is
> not really a specialty of apache.

Thanks.  This is new territory for me but basically I hope to put something in front of a
server, list URL's that are allowed (via regular expressions) and block everything else. 
The goal
is to filter anything illegal to hopefully help secure the server.  

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