Deny Page Tests
OverviewThis site allows you to test which categories have been allowed or blocked by a Netsweeper compatible filter. However, deployment and configuration modifications on your system may affect the accuracy of this test. In addition, the test may only indicate that the policy blocks a specific website and not all websites in a category. For example, blocking or allowing http://netsweeper.com will affect the results of this test. Please refer to the How it works section for more information.
Disabling this toolIf you want to hide the filtering configuration from the users on your network, you can disable this tool. Log in to the WebAdmin by going to http://webadmin.netsweeper.com, Go to URL Tools, URL List Manager and add http://denypagetests.netsweeper.com to the System Deny List.
Filtering ResultsClick the Start Deny Page Test button below to begin the test. The application will cycle through the entire list of categories. Alternatively, you can click a specific category you wish to test.
The following are the filtering results:
Red indicates the specific category has been blocked.
Gray indicates the category has not been tested or the result could not be processed.
If you wish to recheck the category you can click the Start Deny Page Test button below, or click an individual category.
Interpreting the Test ResultsIf the above indicates that your filtering configuration allows all of the categories, and browsing to http://webadmin.netsweeper.com does not redirect you to the Webadmin login page, Netsweeper is probably not filtering your workstation. If this is the case, you may want to confirm that the workstation is on a filtered network.
To confirm that your workstation is on the filtered network, review the Request Log in the WebAdmin to see whether the log shows your attempts to browse to http://denypagetests.netsweeper.com
If you question the tests allow and deny results, you may also want to check your policy's allow and deny settings in the WebAdmin. You can log in to the device filtering your requests by going to http://webadmin.netsweeper.com
This web page generates requests to each URI looking for the "Allowed" HTTP response header. If this header is found and the HTTP response code is a 200 OK, we assume this page properly loaded and therefore was allowed.
This test does not test Netsweeper Categorization Technology. It simply tests if a category has been allowed or blocked.
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