https://quasar.dev is on lots of block lists - can you stop https://quasar-framework.org pointing to it so I can access the documentation



  • Hi,
    My place of work blocks domains that send out spam.
    According to our security team quasar.dev is on a couple of block lists due to being a low reputation domain.

    Bad Reputation Hosts 
    (badrep.host.dtq)
    Uncategorized Domains identified as having a bad reputation. This includes hosts owned by known spammers, payload URLs, malicious tracking domains and domains associated with low reputation networks, amongst other factors.

    Apparently the way we block is via DNS so I can get around it by using a different dns server but I am sure others will have this problem.

    Would it make sense to turn off the redirect from https://quasar-framework.org at least until the new domain has established a good reputation?

    Robert



  • Hi @metcarob
    There are technical reasons why we are not able to stop redirecting to quasar.dev. It sounds to me like you are saying that the security team won’t issue a whitelisting ticket for quasar.dev - even though at your company you are using Quasar, which is an open-source, community based project that is free?

    Not going to quibble with you, but I see only a couple solutions here:

    1. Demand that secops whitelist quasar.dev as an important asset to your work. Tell them that the core team of the Quasar Framework is requesting links to their badrep blocklists.
    2. Git clone the repo and build the docs locally.
    $ git clone https://github.com/quasarframework/quasar
    $ cd quasar/docs
    $ yarn
    $ quasar dev -m ssr
    

    [edit] FYI - the quasar.dev domain processes approx. 500,000 page-views monthly.



  • Thanks for the response. I am going to ask the security team to whitelist and see what they say.
    In the mean time I put the following into my hosts file:

    34.65.177.142 quasar.dev
    185.199.108.153 cdn.quasar.dev
    34.76.117.149 github.quasar.dev

    That seems to have got the site working.


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