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How to disable Websense URL filtering

If I wanted to disable websense filtering, but not completely remove my configuration, how would be the best way to do that?  Could I shut down the websense server, can I just remove this line - "filter url http 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 allow", or would I need to also add "filter url except 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 allow"?

What would be the best method?

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Hi Daniel,

If you have 'allow' keyword in all your filter statements, you can simply shutdown the Websense server. ASA will sense the websense down and allow the traffic directly due to 'allow' keyword in filter command.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/asa/asa82/command/reference/ef.html#wp1933061

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When the server is unavailable, let outbound connections pass through  the adaptive security appliance without filtering. If you omit this  option, and if the N2H2 or Websense server goes off line, the adaptive  security appliance stops outbound port 80 (Web) traffic until the N2H2  or Websense server is back on line.

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Sourav

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