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Real-time Blacklist/Whitelist of page content

Should have the ability to use regular expression options for phrase blocking. For example, the word 'true' and 'blood' have no meaning if it is used separately, but, 'true blood' refers to the tv series that contain violence and pornography.

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      • stanleystanley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        - And also, web site directories block. For example www.website.com/directory1 (2, 3, 4 ... etc). To block all the directories just add to the blacklist www.website.com/* .

        The symbol * should block all the names.

        Another example data1.website.com and data2,3,4 ... to block all datas just add to the blacklist:


      • Mark PeltonMark Pelton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I can't imagine that adding the ability to put a regex in the url keyword field would be at all hard. Give me the source and I'll do it tomorrow!

      • jm-txjm-tx commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        so this thread has gone on 2+ years and no action by K-9 (!)
        Guess they don't have any pre/teen boys in their homes !

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        as jim said--
        Adding a keyword block for specific sites such as You tube and Myspace and not all. Thanks
        My two cents:
        This is almost vital for those who still want access to youtube (almost everyone?) but dont want all sorts of "educative" / "personal diary" (if you know what i mean) videos ....

        K9 can search for specific words (as defined by the person holding the account) in the title and description of videos, and block just the offending pages. It might not be 100 percent perfect in every way, but it seems to me as the best way of filtering videos.

        Of course this would be great for other websites which K9 finds difficult to filter.
        (As mentioned by others, obviously it would have to be possible for the user to enter specific combinations of words and not just single words).
        The user chooses which websites to activate this feature for, and for each website, which words/combinations of words within that site to block.

        (I understand this might not be too easy because, as illustrated above, K9 should not check the entire pages but just the title and description of vids in youtube, and other parts of the page for other websites, but hey, K9 could build a database of websites and which parts of them to scan.

        This way, for every site not yet determined by K9 where the important parts to scan are, the whole site would still be blocked - it might not be so great for those of us wanting to view a site which K9 hasn't done yet, but hey, every website "sieved" is another victory for K9!)

      • HomeProtectionHomeProtection commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I finally got some better results by blocking images.google.com, google.com/images, and google.com/imghp

        I also added "isch" as a keyword to block, as that phrase comes up in google image searches.

        I don't know if this fixes everything, but things have been much better around here since I implemented these modifications to our setup. It doesn't work for us to block YouTube, either, and so have the same problem with blocking Open Image/Media Search. See if this works for you for some amount of relief.

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Subject: Blocking URL containing several keywords

        Using MacOS X 10.8. Mountain Lion

        The URL Keyword blocking feature in the setup does not provide enough flexibility for my needs.

        Currently, as I understand K9 setup, if I want to block a page about John Doe, I can enter "John" and/or "Doe" in the list of keywords, but thus it will block all pages about all Johns and all Does. So if I want to block only the websites about a precise "John Doe", how can I do that? (Aiming at blocking the equivalent of a "John Doe" search using quotation signs on Google)

        That feature would be great to have...

      • CatachrestCatachrest commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        agreed. many undesirable sites can be surfed to using very innocuous search terms. "chastity" on its own is fine, and so is "belt", but try combining them...

      • StevenSteven commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Here's another example: I'd like to block searches like "butt thread," "redhead thread," etc. To do this currently you'd have to block "thread," which won't work because now you can't visit any forum thread. And if you block the word "butt," now you can't load any graphic with "button" in the title! :)

      • JimJim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree. Almost all other products let you enter multiple words and punctuation in the keywords list, for some reason k9 does not and it is very limiting. For example, a lot of search engines use the "+" to separate words, it would be great if k9 allowed all punctuation.

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        actually I've blocked 'Open Image/Media Search' and there's an easy go around....
        Just go to Google.com first
        then click images
        then search whatever you want, INCLUDING search terms that have been blocked.
        Oh and the only defense is the filter Google has, which can easily be changed and even on strict it still allows inappropriate content through.

        K-9 needs functionality to block disallowed keywords period, whether a website has been "allowed" or not.

        for now I'm blocking Google, because it is the only search engine with this problem. Yahoo, Bing and others rightly block their image tab as 'Open Image/Media Server', while Google has gotten around it by changing the url of their image search to a tab and not images.google.com.

      • AnonAnon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I forgot to add, it would be great if this would be function even under SSL. I'm not sure if this is possible under SSL, but I'm going to ask for it anyway to address holes for one major site.

        K9 is the best parental control software out there, even against paid softwares. This feature would definitely put it over the top.

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        1. Disallow "open image/media servers" and it takes away youtube
        2. always allow youtube and NOTHING is blocked. Basically, anything in the url keywords can be searched for still, and all content is available on youtube regardless of rating.

        1. take youtube off "open image/media server" so that the url keywords can be blocked while allowing youtube
        2. OR just make it that when a website it allowed the url keywords still apply

      • goosegoose commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I don't know if they will be able to do this very well because K9 does not appear to use browser hooks. It just uses a network driver. So SSL websites might not be scannable. Also, it might have a performance impact on network speed if every packet is opened, formatted, and compared with a list of keywords. It's a great feature, but maybe it will require browser hooks or plugins to work well.

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It seems no matter where you turn, you are faced with some form of profanity. To avoid this on-line would make the experience more relaxed.

      • ZachandSarahZachandSarah commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I was introduced to a program my brother uses on his iPhone called Mobicip. That program will allow youtube access, enabling the viewing of most videos. However, it will block individual videos among a search list, or even on the youtube home page that are offensive in nature. I would really like to see this feature available for K9. I would like access to be enabled for sites like Youtube but would like the filtering of individual videos gathered from the settings already customized.

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