Epicgames and Discord Not Allowed, how to fix?
I have a "conflict" problem.
I set Fortnite/Epicgames and Discord under Parental Control as single Apps allowed and connected to a time schedule.
I also set all the categories, Porn Gambling etc. to blocked in Parental Control.
Now the problem: even if Discord and Epicgames/Fortnite are set to time schedule to work during specific times, they will not work because, believe it or not, they are also in some of the category groups.
What does this mean? I need to set category messaging also the time schedule allowed, which means ALL messaging apps work during during that period even if I only need Discord.
While for Epicgames, I can't find where it is also contained, so I needed to add EpicGames.com to the allow list to make it work (even if the specific app is set to allow during the time schedule.
Im not sure if this is a bug or a mistake. Or maybe I'm setting things up wrong. Any ideas?
You will have to eliminate the conflict/overlap. Ex, You have discord allowed (at the app/site level via recreation time) but you still have it restricted (at the category level). The category level restriction will supersede the recreation time exception unless it's also allowed (via recreation time) or unless you remove the category blocking and only block at the app/site level (while keeping the exception enabled via recreation time)
Note: The superseding restriction logic can be applied nice versa
Just tested this on my own config and the overlap is with Discord and Social Networks Filter. You could bypass this without turning off the Social Network Filter by pressing and enabling Clock / Recreation icon for that filter that should fix your issue. Just gotta make sure things like gambling and others aren't accidentally turned on that way especially some filters lol but yeah that's the fix. Having both Discord and Social Network filter with Recreation time on.
this is exactly how i fixed: I set a clock for the category too in the case of discord because the messaging category in its whole doesn't bother me.
For epic the solution unfortunately is more direct using the allow list because I CANNOT find the conflict.
However, my point is more generic: NextDNS should solve these conflicts meaning that they should remove SINGLE apps from all category lists or security lists or privacy lists. This way a user can BLOCK single apps if they want without having to block or unblock the whole category.
For example, they should set these either under privacy -> blocklists like facebook and google, or better set them as single apps under parent control because even there is is a BIG conflict: if you set block list off to facebook is blocks insta, fb, whatsapp but in parent control you can block individual fb insta and whatsapp. So it turns out it's all or nothing.