apache-mod_webfilter - An apache content filter module

Distribution: ROSA Enterprise Desktop
Repository: ROSA Contrib Updates x86_64
Package name: apache-mod_webfilter
Package version: 0.6
Package release: 13-rosa.lts2012.0
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 167.25 KB
Download size: 39.67 KB
Official Mirror: mirror.rosalab.ru
Even though the free software community opposes censoring efforts on the Internet, corporations still prefer to restrict the access their employees have to the interet with technical measures. Flexible solutions for URL filtering have so far mostly been provided by commercial software vendors, free software implementations usually were not versatile enough for commercial environments. Unfortunately, this also meant that commercial products were used for proxies and firewalls, and in the process for many other things as well. We believe that mod_webfilter could improve this. In the webfilter databases, each hostname or domain suffix is categorized with one or more categories describing the content the site offers. The administrator can configure the module with a whitelist and a blacklist. If the hostname requested by a user has a category as specified in the whitelist, the request is accepted, even if the following blacklist test would reject it. If the hostname requested has a category as specified in the black list, it is rejected. All other requests are accepted, but tag filtering, an additional capability of the module, is applied to the content delivered for this URL. In principle, one database for blacklist and whitelist would be enough, nevertheless the module allows the databases for whitelist and blacklist to be different. This makes sense e.g. in a setting where the blacklist is imported from some public database of `indecent' URLs, and the whitelist is a locally maintained database of exceptions.



  • apache-mod_webfilter == 1:0.6-13:2012.0
  • mod_webfilter.so()(64bit)

    Install Howto

    1. Enable ROSA Contrib Updates repository on Install and Remove Software"
    2. Update packages list:
      # urpmi.update -a
    3. Install apache-mod_webfilter rpm package:
      # urpmi apache-mod_webfilter


    • /etc/httpd/modules.d/A12_mod_webfilter.conf
    • /usr/bin/webfilter_add
    • /usr/bin/webfilter_check
    • /usr/bin/webfilter_create
    • /usr/bin/webfilter_delete
    • /usr/bin/webfilter_dump
    • /usr/bin/webfilter_types
    • /usr/lib64/apache-extramodules/mod_webfilter.so
    • /usr/share/doc/apache-mod_webfilter/AUTHORS
    • /usr/share/doc/apache-mod_webfilter/ChangeLog
    • /usr/share/doc/apache-mod_webfilter/NEWS
    • /usr/share/doc/apache-mod_webfilter/README
    • /usr/share/doc/apache-mod_webfilter/TODO
    • /usr/share/doc/apache-mod_webfilter/mod_webfilter.html
    • /usr/share/doc/apache-mod_webfilter/mod_webfilter.txt
    • /usr/share/man/man1/webfilter_add.1.xz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/webfilter_check.1.xz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/webfilter_create.1.xz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/webfilter_delete.1.xz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/webfilter_dump.1.xz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/webfilter_types.1.xz
    • /var/lib/mod_webfilter/black
    • /var/lib/mod_webfilter/blacktypes
    • /var/lib/mod_webfilter/white
    • /var/lib/mod_webfilter/whitetypes
    • /var/www/html/addon-modules/apache-mod_webfilter-0.6
    • /var/www/html/admin/mod_webfilter/whitelist.php


    2011-05-24 - Oden Eriksson <oeriksson@mandriva.com> 1:0.6-13mdv2011.0 + Revision: 678440 - mass rebuild

    2011-01-03 - Oden Eriksson <oeriksson@mandriva.com> 1:0.6-12mdv2011.0 + Revision: 627738 - don't force the usage of automake1.7

    2010-10-24 - Oden Eriksson <oeriksson@mandriva.com> 1:0.6-11mdv2011.0 + Revision: 588086 - rebuild

    2010-03-08 - Oden Eriksson <oeriksson@mandriva.com> 1:0.6-10mdv2010.1 + Revision: 516250 - rebuilt for apache-2.2.15

    2009-08-01 - Oden Eriksson <oeriksson@mandriva.com> 1:0.6-9mdv2010.0 + Revision: 406672 - rebuild