Bypass surfControl URL Blocking
Reported Feburary 4, 2000 by
Mike C
  • surfControl Scout


surfControl Scout is a package designed to block access to specified URLs. However, by appending a period to the end of a URL a blocked URL may still be accessed, thereby bypassing the rules defined in the surfScout application.


If the URL were blocked by surfScout rules then the site could be accessed be entering --- notice the period on the end of the URL. <font face="Verdana" size="2" color="#b50016"><strong>VENDOR RESPONSE</strong></font>

The vendor has released a patch that upgrades 2.1.6.x versions to, as well as a complete version package for download.

Discovered by Mike C