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Re: Block HTTP

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Anonymous User
Re: Block HTTP
October 03, 2014 09:58PM
Blocking HTTP was recommended in the setup of Peerblock.
However doing so stopped me from accessing the internet, apart from my favourite sites and even my home page,
( bbc.co.uk/sports ).
I have had to allow HTTP.
What's the danger?
How do I block HTTP but allow the internet to work, as that is all HTML (Isn't it???)

Please Ignore the Block HTML. I HATE INITIALS!
Re: Block HTTP
October 04, 2014 07:21PM
By HTTP PeerBlock basically means ports 80 and 443. HTTP is actually the protocol the Web uses to transfer data. Technically, just about anything can use port 80, so having PeerBlock filter those ports, too, is the safer choice. HTML is the language used to "describe" web pages to browsers. Also, the Web and Internet aren't exactly the same.

Anyways, what you block depends on the lists you use. Some lists, for example, consider corporations a threat. That could explain some blocks. If you want to be able to go to web sites PeerBlock blocks, you can either right-click the blocked connections in PeerBlock's main window to allow them one by one - which will, unfortunately, take a long time - or allow HTTP. The first option is safer, but the second is easier.

Edit: this actually explains it better than me: [www.peerblock.com]

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/04/2014 07:24PM by Keefa.
Anonymous User
Re: Block HTTP
October 18, 2014 10:06PM
Thanks for that info Keefa
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