Lost URL Filter settings on 2.25-x86_64 Release 146 -> 147

Updated from 146 >> 147, rebooted. Everything worked and appeared fine however it deleted all the URL Filter settings which were applied. Lost whitelisted sites which is the most challenging to remember.

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I can confirm.

Method to get your ‘squidguard’-settings and your whitelist back:

The update process created a backup file. In my case this file was named 2020-07-13-17 24.ipf.

Rename or copy this file to 2020-07-13-17 24.ipf.tar.gz. Its just a TAR-archive.

Now you can open this archive and extract your whitelist. Its named /var/ipfire/urlfilter/custom/allowed/domains.

Your other settings are in /var/ipfire/urlfilter/settings and /var/ipfire/urlfilter/squidGuard.conf.

Stop running squid with /etc/init.d/squid stop, extract these files and copy them to the appropriate directory.

Start squid with /etc/init.d/squid start.



Hi Matthias,

thanks for the workaround. Helped me to solve my problem.



I had the same issue except I could not access any http sites. Only https.

@anon33261557 opened a bug report:

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After i saw nearly all settings gone, i used my personal docu and copy & paste back my custom lists. My settings i managed while watching my docu screenshot. All works again as it should.

@jon i saw your comment (bugzilla) about the custom expression list. I tested it now again with a test machine (no backup used) from 146 to 147. Same again only expression list left. All settings, all custom lists gone.

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I lost everything… sniff…


just for the records: https://git.ipfire.org/?p=ipfire-2.x.git;a=commit;h=0b718d8659c2d1969ab17edec655ee7ba22a6673 fixes this issue.

Thanks, and best regards,
Peter Müller

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