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Block Specific HTTP Address even when Allow HTTP is Selected

Posted by Anonymous User 
Anonymous User
Block Specific HTTP Address even when Allow HTTP is Selected
November 04, 2011 10:10AM
There are some rather hateful applications that just use HTTP to cheat PeerBlock and other firewalls. It would be useful to allow HTTP in the normal way, without giving these nasty apps a loophole to crawl through.

Could we perhaps have the opportunity to right-click an HTTP address in the main PeerBlock window and choose Always Block?

A refinement might be to be able to pull up a window of permanently blocked HTTP addresses for editing.

That would be a great way of helping PeerBlock users to remain protected from known baddies while still allowing broad access to general HTTP resources.

Thanks for being there -- and for reading this.
Anonymous User
 
November 27, 2011 01:37PM
PeerBlock is intended for use alongside other firewalls so use your regular firewall for that shorter, higher-priority list.
Most firewalls can also control what individual applications can do, so block HTTP from the few apps that abuse it.
Having a nice HOSTS cache with blocks on all all the bad sites' names is another must-have item these days.
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