Full RegEx in blacklist/whitelist
Using the wildcard is a boon to the blacklist and whitelist URL strings, but it would be awesome to use full blown RegEx there. RegEx would allow very granular control over specific use cases.
For example, Netflix uses the following IP range for content:
126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52
I can use the following regex to exclude all of those IP addresses:
Or, for all those games hosted on Google Sites:
will block any URL with sites.google.com and contains unblock OR unblocked OR game OR games
Using this with the whitelist could mean that:
Allows access to the rideshare, classes, and volunteer searches (and any listing within those searches), as well as the forums dedicated to nonprofits, fixit, education, and arts while leaving the other areas blocked.
Matthew Vella commented
This kind of tool would be amazing; blocking sites so often feels reactive and that the IT department is behind the curve. Allowing this kind of blocking would help us keep up with those awful Flash-based game sites.
Alex Eberlein commented
Excellent idea. I first brought this up with support ~2 years ago, and haven't heard back. I really hope this gets implemented, it's in other filtering products and is incredibly powerful.
This is a great idea, did you hear back from them?