Lightfeather wrote:What I meant by " per user basis" was, company A buys Ironport and sets the filtration up for their company the way they want to. Company B does the same, as well as companies C, D, E etc. So if company D decided to block my site, the computers at the other companies wouldn't be affected. Only computers at company D.
It may not be quite that simple. I suspect that Ironport has classified various sites into different categories -- games, adult, social networking, warez, etc. Each company using Ironport can probably choose what categories
to block, not individual Web sites.
So either your site recently got classified by Ironport as a gaming site or your user's company recently started blocking gaming sites.
Lightfeather wrote:Instead it works more like a firewall. You set it up and decide, client side, who to let in or out and what you do with it has no bearing on another company also using Ironport.
If I'm right, it would have a bearing for any company choosing to block gaming sites.
Lightfeather wrote:So while it's poopy that one client of Ironport decided to block my site, it's not as dire as I thought it was.
It's not "poopy" at all -- it's the company's right to choose what traffic it wants to allow on its network. Many companies monitor Web and E-mail traffic, for example, and that has been upheld as legal (at least in the U.S.). You don't want your employees frittering away their time on gaming instead of business.
Of course, it's also not really a phpBB problem and therefore not really a support issue.
By the way, did I miss the URL for your site? I'm curious if my employer blocks it. Our Web blocker tells (or used to tell) what category the site was in that caused it to be blocked.