Internet access & time slots (pre)defined with pfSense

pfSense logoHave you ever wasted too much time online? Right, so posting this on my blog imparts some selection bias to the answers to that question. But have you really wasted time to the point of not getting work done, or letting other things fall by the wayside?

We’re going to block some sites that sing their siren song to us, calling like the blue light inside the bug zapper. I’ll use four that friends have suggested.

Now, it’s simply no good to just cut off your access to these sites. The goal here is to get you back to work, not to make it so that you have to go find a way around an all-encompassing block to get your fix. So, we’re going to block access to problem sites during parts of the day when you think you ought not be accessing them.

This can now be easily done with pfSense

To implement this we need to break down the problem into two parts:

1. What do we want to block?
2. When do we want to block it?

Read the complete howto here.

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