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    Xserve Filtering Software

    Hi Guys

    Does anyone use any filtering software on an xserve? And if yes, how do you find it?

    We're thinking of getting some and was keen to see whats being used already.

    I am aware of the ability to prevent access to some websites using parental controls, however this didn't prove all that effective when combined with my lack of knowledge

    Thanks

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    To do (some of) our Internet filtering, we use Censornet's free software on a dedicated box. I'm not aware that there's a proxy/filter built in to OS X Server.

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    Theres a squid and dansguardian installation that you can get. I think the guy who used to do it was called dave lopata. I will see if i still have his web address.

    There is a package that you can also download here but this may not be what you were asking at all. If not then my apologies.

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    Would it be an option to create a VM on the server and use a Linux filter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iSteve View Post
    To do (some of) our Internet filtering, we use Censornet's free software on a dedicated box. I'm not aware that there's a proxy/filter built in to OS X Server.
    IIRC i think i saw a basic proxy configuration under the web service option. This is of course 10.5 server...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Would it be an option to create a VM on the server and use a Linux filter?
    this might be a possibility.

    Is there anywhere I can get more information on this? Both of us techy's here haven't had an experience of Virtual Servers let alone Virtual Linux builds with filtering?

    Could we use a Virtual Windows build if we had the licensing?

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    The free way of filtering:

    Download virtual box for OS X.
    Download Censornet ISo for filtering.
    Download manual to help with configuration.
    Install and configure censornet.

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    Censornet seems to be giving me some problems

    something about a password when I haven't been given one.
    Or set one for that matter.

    Also, been reading up on it abit more. It's not actually free.

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    I believe this is the one i've installed and it's asking for a password I haven't got or set

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    I am not sure what the password it is asking for since it has been over a year since i last installed it. I may be able to find the disc out and try a re-install. Tried to download it but it was taking far too long. Around 7 hours for 240-odd meg iso

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    Would be appriciated.. I can't find anything on the web concerning this password either, and I've literally tried everything I could think of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HodgeHi View Post
    The free way of filtering:

    Download virtual box for OS X.
    Download Censornet ISo for filtering.
    Download manual to help with configuration.
    Install and configure censornet.
    Thanks

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    I *believe* censornet's default pw is "admin/password". But don't quote me on that

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    Just found my install guides for censornet.

    The default root password is root.

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