How do I block Snapchat?

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Summary

Instructions on blocking Snapchat for all users or a chosen group of users in your school or organization.

Problem

I need to block Snapchat for users at my organization, how do I do this with the Smoothwall web filter?

Solution

To block Snapchat you need to block the sites and addresses used by Snapchat:

Create or edit a custom block category – see https://help.smoothwall.net/Latest/Content/modules/guardian3/cgi-bin/guardian/customcategory.htm

Add the following addresses and URL’s to the category:

74.125.203.141
feelinsonice.appspot.com
appspot.l.google.com
appspot.l.google.com
data.flurry.com

Either create a block policy, or add the above category to an existing block policy. See https://help.smoothwall.net/Latest/Content/modules/guardian3/cgi-bin/guardian/filteringpolicywiz.htm

Attribution:

Last updated: Author: Contributions by:
12 June 2017 Suzie Knight James Silverthorne