stevenlong1985 (13th January 2009)
So far I've found the benefits far outweigh any niggles you come across.
stevenlong1985 (13th January 2009)
We're running policy central and their website says you can exclude specific websites from scanning at group level, but I have so far failed to find how to do this (I'm having a 'blonde' day!!)
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
It's working well for us so far, apart from the massive amount of captures that need wading through. Some of them have been very interesting!! Kids are funny!
Click on a group, click on the Internet Tab, add the site you want to allow and save. If you want the site accessible globally then highlight it in the list and click Global and save.
After a while you may find it easier to have different lists stored as text files for different groups. The same goes for blocking sites.
Yeah, I've done that but the problem is the PCE website says you can exclude specific websites (e.g. Samlearning) from scanning because of the inordinate amount of hits they get due to language used. So I have added the allowed sites to the list but it is still scanning and I'm still getting hits from those sites.
I know what you mean.
In PCE go to PCE Control Settings tab
Click on Internet Control
Click the URLs To Be Excluded button
Enter the sites in here.
Have a look in the blocked sites list. I had a problem where BBC Bitesize was being blocked and BBC Games was in the blocked list. Once I removed BBC Games from the blocked list BBC Bitesize was available. I haven't looked at the reasons why that happens yet, it's on my 'To Do' list.
Thats what I've done but I'm still getting hits from those sites......ARGH!!
I am trying to block http addresses on policy central as the kids have found how to get to youtube using the IP address but it's not letting me do it. I'm still getting a lot of hits but it's slowly diminishing.
Worryingly I'm replying to my own posts now!! Sorted the IP address problem a different way. Still can exclude certain sites from capture although they seem to be excluded from reports. Have contacted policy central but so far no response.
we use PCE and except for one or two update problems moving to the new version ( which were all sorted out) I love it lol For the ip addresses in the block list type
*188.8.131.52* and any other youtube ip addresses, I've got about 5 ips in all.
Use the * as wildcards to block sites, and you dont need to putt Http:// blah blah blah. I just put stuff like *game*, Seperate groups for staff as well.
Hope thats a little helpful.
Thank you, thank you, thank you........been trying to stop the kids using IP addresses for ages and now I can block them!!! I am eternally grateful. Now I just have to try and stay one step ahead of the kids!
no worries, we block loads of game sites and other bits that make the internet fun, I am quite bitter lol, if you want the txt files of everything we block so you can import/incorporate into your filtering your welcome to it.
We shorthand a lot of stuff like *gam* and *online* to block alot of online gaming sites. Also look out for foreign game sites as well, our lot got clued up
Yeah I have times when I'm really bitter too...........kids don't need fun!! LOL Thanks for the list, I'll certainly use it.
Wils86 (27th March 2009)
no problem mate, funnily enough i say the same thing, there here to work not play. If you have any more trouble let me know. Im getting quite good with PCE.
Yeah me too, I love it. Got to meet with SMT next week to explain it to them!!
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