Block only selected hosts for an app


#1

It would be nice if I could block only certain hosts with the firewall. E.g. I can see that Google Chrome have accessed 11 hosts. I would like to block only “stats.l.doubleclick.net” or some other hosts.

Thank you.


#2

Great idea, thank you.


#3

+1 [REQ] Blocking selected addresses/hosts for applications.

Will there be an option to which addresses/ports will be blocked and what is not, for a specific application?
It is a very desirable feature.

example (I can’t insert an image directly, so there is a link):

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#4

I made a note to revisit your message when we start to focus more on host blocking.


#5

Surely, this change increases the functionality of the program.

Thanks


#6

+1
Block only selected hosts for an app


#7

I’d greatly appreciate this feature as well. I’d really like to stop the remote desktop service from talking to a microsoft.com address while preserving the connectivity to the LAN.


#8

@Bobsofa If you look at GlassWire you’ll see Microsoft uses a content delivery network, so blocking Microsoft.com wouldn’t help in most cases. One reason we didn’t add host blocking so far is because almost every business uses a CDN for everything so host blocking doesn’t work as well as it seems like it would.

Also if you are looking to block Microsoft Telemetry check out this Blog post https://blog.glasswire.com/2015/09/15/165/.


#9

@Servo_GlassWire Thank you very much for the quick and informative reply. Since I didn’t find any of the updates or services installed, which were mentioned in the articles, I’ve blocked http and https access to these sites via my hardware firewall.


#10

Host blocking is an almost must have addition. Little snitch (OSX does it very cleverly), allowing you to block different domains/subdomains depending of the hosts.

But having this granularity is really necessary for advanced users. It’s true blocking something like CDN is hard, but this is not the best use case protection, but looking at odd hosts here and there from apps could help detect/block malwares.


#11

well I would also like this because Windows Explorer (NOT internet explorer) is accessing some windows addresses which well is certainly something I dont want. but blocking explorer would mean that I wouldnt be able to access my network shares in the LAN so I would prefer a host block with an option “kill internet” so that certain software stays in LAN, where it should be.


#12

Hello Hello,

Just purchased a license from you and looked directly into the forum for how many asked for “per host / per IP / app” blocking. As others before me asked … I don’t want to be rude but I will ask the same feature please. As it was said before, chrome makes numerous connections, not to mention Skype that has under the same process more than 100 different connections.

Apart from that I see the thread is from 2014 … we are in 2016 and feature is not yet present ? …


#13

You’re right that this feature is eagerly awaited by many of us users. It is probably the most requested feature so I’m hoping that GlassWire version 2.0 will have IP blocking.

You’ll see a few references to version 2.0 in the many related topics about IP blocking.

Block by IP, domain or hostname:

[Feature Request] Domain/IP Blocking

Feature request: ban/throttle specific IP, aps or services from usage

Filtering Usage Help

How to make Glasswire respond like PeerBlock?

Welcome to the GlassWire Universe!

GlassWire Feature request - Custom Website/IP Blocking

Block a country IP address range

Feature Request - Block All by Country


#14

Unfortunately the first 2.0 release won’t have this, but 2.0 gives us a foundation to build this in. Sorry for the delay and thanks for your patience.


#15

Hello Ken,

Please take in account another reason for the blocking granularity per app …
Email clients - connect to email server and receives an HTML email with a nice embedded software downloaded from remote server …


#16

I’m migrating to Windows 10 from OSX and was looking for an outbound firewall filter which Glasswire seems to fit but it seems to be a all or nothing block. This feature was the deal breaker for me to purchase Glasswire. Let me know when this feature is available and you will have another customer.

Blocking per host, per port, per domain, per IP is very useful in many use cases


#17

any decent email software should block external resources by default. Outlook iirc did it already in 2k3 and Thunderbird does it as well.


#18

When can we expect version 2.0?


#19

Any updates on this? I recently switched from a Mac to Windows and really really really miss this feature of little snitch :frowning:


#20

These are the missing features I would love. Glad to hear you are working them :slight_smile: hopefully we will see them soon!

Block only selected hosts for an app
Block All by Country
Specific domain/ip blocking