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  • #3450

    naadhira
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    The profile for my kids’ devices has 3 calendars:

    SocialMedia: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm – contains a list of domains including Discord, Facebook, Snapchat, etc.
    Spotify: 6:00 am – 11:00 pm – the only domain listed is spotify
    Internet: 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., then 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – no domains listed

    What I’m trying to accomplish:
    – Kids can only have social media access between 6 and 9:30 at night. This works.
    – Kids’ internet access shuts down altogether at 3 p.m. so they’re forced to step away from electronics and do their chores/go outside. This works.
    – Kids should still be able to access Spotify so they have their tunes during chore time and bed time. THIS DOES NOT WORK. They can get to Spotify when the general Internet is open, but not between 3 and 6 or after 9:30.

    Any suggestions?

    #3455

    support
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    @naadhira Spotify needs other domains besides spotify.com to function. Check the Internet log to see which spotify related domains are blocked and add the needed domains to the calendar.

    #4360

    Casino
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    I added “google.com” to the calendar, it’s blocked all day.

    However i have many google.com addresses in the white list, as:

    mobile-webview.gmail.com
    inbox.google.com
    l.google.com
    apis.google.com
    google-analytics.com
    mail.google.com
    android.l.google.com

    but the calendar block them anyhow. Is this a strange behavior? Why does the calendar block them despite being in the white list?

    #4361

    support
    Participant

    @casino You need to check the logs in Raw view to see the blocked domain names and the block reasons.

    Black/white lists and calendar entries are separate from each other. White listing a domain does not make it available for all times. You need to create another calendar with broader time slots for the more specific domains. I.e., you need to create a new calendar for mobile-webview.gmail.com, inbox.google.com, etc., and assign to it the time slots you want those domains available.

    #4362

    Casino
    Participant

    Those blocked domains have the following reason: Calendar.

    For this reason i can’t understand this behavior. If calendar and white list are separated, why this?

    Try yourself: Create a calendar with “google.com” and block it all day.

    Then put those sites in the white list. pcWRT will block them anyway.

    #4363

    Casino
    Participant

    Another thing, i noticed that when i put “google.com” in the calendar, for each site i browse (pcwrt.com included) i have always a slowdonw in page loading, with the phrase: “Performing a TLS Handshake to “www.google.com”

    Look at the image i made for you:
    http://www.mediafire.com/view/ua4l88c01bkjuvl/TLS.png/file

    I found something on internet like these:

    http://talk.manageiq.org/t/solved-firefox-performing-a-tls-handshake-is-slow/3046
    https://turbolab.it/browser-455/come-risolvere-lerrore-esecuzione-corso-tls-handshake-rallenta-impedisce-connessione-firefox-1955

    but the problem is only present when i create a calendar with google.com into it. I need to hear what you think about it.

    Thanks.

    • This reply was modified 11 months, 1 week ago by  Casino.
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    #4369

    support
    Participant

    @casino Black/white lists control whether the sites are blocked. When a site is blocked, it’s never available.

    Calendars control when a site is available (for sites that are not blocked). When you put google.com on a calendar with no time allocation, it is equivalent to putting google.com on a black list. However, there are some differences:

    1. If google.com is in the black list, you can bypass the blocking for subdomains such as news.google.com, mail.google.com by putting them in the white list.
    2. If google.com is blocked by a calendar, you need to create a new calendar with open time slots for the subdomains such as news.google.com, mail.google.com.

    The page slowdown is a bug. Thanks for bringing it up. It will be fixed in the next update.

    #4373

    Casino
    Participant

    thanks for the explanation.

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