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Adding sites to custom categories
When adding sites to a custom category, you can add hostnames, IP addresses or address ranges, or URL paths.
 
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Hostnames
Enter hostnames without a protocol, for example: abc.com. This will match:
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You can use a wildcard (*) within a hostname or at the beginning of a hostname. Wildcards at the beginning of a hostname match any hostname that ends with the string you enter, for example *abc.com matches 123abc.com, and any subdomains (for example www.123.abc.com, www.xxx.123abc.com).
A wildcard at the beginning of a hostname, followed by a dot (*.abc.com) matches any subdomains of abc.com (for example 123.abc.com), but not the abc.com domain itself.
 
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Wildcards placed at the end of the string are removed.
URL paths
Any address with a slash (/) following the hostname or IP address is treated as a URL path (for example www.abc.com/, www.abc.com/mysite).
If you specify a URL path, it is treated as the start of a path, and matches anything beginning with the string you enter (for example, www.abc.com/mysite matches www.abc.com/mysite/folder/page.htm).
Note: URL paths will not match for HTTPS requests unless SSL decryption is being performed. For HTTPS requests, the full path is not provided to the proxy.
IP addresses
Enter IPv4 IP addresses or ranges in one of the following formats:
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Explicit address: a single address. Example: 12.13.14.15
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Explicit range: 2 addresses separated by a dash (-). Example: 12.13.14.15-12.13.14.99 (a space before and after the dash is allowed, but not required)
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Subnet: An address followed by a slash (/) and the number of bits, which is a number between 1 and 32. Example: 12.13.14.15/24
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Subnet with subnet mask: an address followed by a slash (/) and a netmask. Example: 12.13.14.15/255.255.255.0
IP addresses and ranges are used to match the resolved address of a requested hostname, using any protocol and port.
Ports
If you include a port number that is the standard port number for the protocol being used (for example port 80 for HTTP, port 443 for HTTPS), the port number is ignored and the entry is treated as described above. If the port number is a non-standard port for the protocol being used, the proxy will match only URLs that include the port number.
For example, if you enter www.abc.com:8080/, then http://www.abc.com:8080/mysite will match, but http://www.abc.com/mysite will not.

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