+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall Thread, Internet activity monitoring in Technical; Hi All Just put in a single broadband connection for staff purposes (our LEA provided connection filters good educational stuff, ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Thank Post
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power

    Internet activity monitoring

    Hi All
    Just put in a single broadband connection for staff purposes (our LEA provided connection filters good educational stuff, youtube etc). It will be connected to a single isolated PC but in order to reassure management that it will not be abused I want to generate monthly activity reports showing all activity on that connection. I had asked the ISP (one of the biggies) about producing reports at their level so that if anyone connected wirelessly or connected their own laptop I would still get a report of sites visited, however I was told that it was not possible for them to give me a report of sites visited on that connection! Correct me if I'm wrong but I always believed that ISPs could do this. As it is only a single machine a proxy server does not seem practical. As getting the information from the ISP seems to be a non-starter does anyone know of another solution that would record the sites visited on the connection rather than the machine it is connected to? Thanks

  2. #2

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Thank Post
    Thanked 1,715 Times in 1,526 Posts
    Rep Power
    ISP can for themselves wether they make any such facility available to the end user is a different matter.

    You need to have a firewall device between your standalone computer and the adsl router running s/w that will allow you to see all sites visited.

    Also disabling the wireless on the router will mean people can't connect wirelessly to your unfiltered internet connection.


  3. #3

    tom_newton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Thank Post
    Thanked 862 Times in 681 Posts
    Rep Power
    You could lock the PC down fairly hard, and use one of the many "netnanny" type client-side filters. Most of these log. Or get a router which supports some rudimentary web logging.

    Also turn off wireless, and if you are feeling like a real b--tard hot-glue the cable into the PC and the modem/router (this could leave you down a NIC (or a motherboard if it's onboard) and a DSL router.. )

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Thank Post
    Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
    Rep Power
    if you like linux then squid and SARG would be a good idea. You can use an old crappy PC with 2 nics to do this easily.

+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Freeware/Open Source internet traffic monitoring, what do you use?
    By Darryl_Wilcox in forum Network and Classroom Management
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 2nd November 2011, 10:39 AM
  2. Keeping a record of users internet activity
    By Diatom in forum Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 28th June 2010, 07:56 PM
  3. Internet speed monitoring?
    By mrbios in forum Windows
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 1st November 2009, 11:03 AM
  4. Internet Monitoring for audit purposes
    By ajsidike in forum Network and Classroom Management
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 23rd April 2008, 10:30 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts