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    Do RM CC networks have some sort of internet filtering?

    Have just removed an rm cc 3 network from a school and now they are claiming that they are able to see a bit more inappropriate material in things like google images searches.

    Most things (and pretty much anything serious) is getting stopped by the ISP's filtering, but I'm wondering (since I know little to nothing about RM cc networks) do they have any content filtering measures either on server or client side?

    Thanks.

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    Depends - s'an option when you take on CC3, but you're not forced to have it. We run CC3 here but it was installed before my time, with no filtering. We had to add our own Smoothwall boxes.

    Basically, CC3 isn't a fixed spec. It's down to your budget and what bits of it you choose to have.

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    CC3 Smartcache or something like that its RMs own filtering system.

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    I am 99% sure that CC3 has no option for client side filtering. Filtering solutions from RM can be done in one of two places:

    1. If you take your Internet connection from RM, they can filter it directly. This does not change if you stop using CC3.

    2. If your Internet connection is supplied by someone else and their filtering is not cutting it, RM will sell you a SmartCache, which is an onsite proxy server. It's big, black, says "RM SmartCache" on the front, and would normally be in the server room rack. If your school has this, you'll need to configure the proxy settings in Internet Explorer to route web traffic via that server. Depending on the configuration, you may also need to deploy a small program called the SmartCache Tracker to each workstation to allow the SmartCache server to identify which user is currently using each computer.

    In the absence of either of these things... nothing you have done has affected the levels of inappropriate material getting through. Either the staff are imagining things because they are subconsciously looking for things that have changed since the switch, or your ISP filtering has gotten worse recently and the timing means that staff automatically assume the CC3 removal is the cause.
    Last edited by AngryTechnician; 14th December 2010 at 04:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryTechnician View Post
    It's big, black, says "RM SmartCache" on the front, and would normally be in the server room rack..
    or if old style white f series computer case with smart cache logo on it



    Russ

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