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Blocking posts to sites in some categories
Administrator Help | Forcepoint Web Security and Forcepoint URL Filtering | v8.5.x
By default, if users are permitted access to a category, like Message Boards and Forums, they can both view and post to sites in the category.
You can configure web protection software to block posting to sites in specific categories using the BlockMessageBoardPosts configuration parameter.
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If the parameter is set to ON, users are blocked from posting only to sites in the Message Boards and Forums category.
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The parameter can also take a comma-separated list of category identifiers (in the form 112,122,151). In this case, users are blocked from posting to sites in any of the listed categories.
To enable this feature for on-premises components:
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Navigate to the bin directory on the Filtering Service machine (C:\Program Files\Websense\Web Security\bin or /opt/Websense/bin/, by default) and open the eimserver.ini file in a text editor.
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Navigate to the [WebsenseServer] section and add the following line:
BlockMessageBoardPosts=<value>
Here, <value> can be either ON or a comma-separated list of category identifiers
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Windows: Use the Services tool to restart Filtering Service.
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Linux: Use the /opt/Websense/WebsenseDaemonControl command to stop and then start Filtering Service.
If you have the Hybrid Module, you can also enable this feature for the hybrid service:
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Navigate to the bin directory on the Sync Service machine (C:\Program Files\Websense\Web Security\bin or /opt/Websense/bin/, by default) and open the syncservice.ini file in a text editor.
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If it does not already exist, add a section called [hybrid], and then add the BlockMessageBoardPosts parameter, as shown here:
[hybrid]
BlockMessageBoardPosts=<
value>
Here, <value> is a comma-separated list of category identifiers.
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Windows: Use the Services tool to restart Sync Service.
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Linux: Use the /opt/Websense/WebsenseDaemonControl command to stop and then start Sync Service.

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