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23rd April 2008, 07:10 AM #1
Blocking websites on thin clients
If this isn't the right place to post this, then my apologies. I have a friend who's a teacher/SMT in Thailand and the school has a thin client set up with 20 terminals, and as he puts it,
"The problem isnt the students using Facebook.............the problem is the teaching staff using Facebook when they should be preparing lessons/marking books/grading tests etc!"
Is there any way he can block certain sites on the server?
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23rd April 2008, 09:17 AM #2
Can they just not stick a proxy server in and send all internet traffic via that. Censornet or such like should do the trick.
23rd April 2008, 09:44 AM #3
redirecting to the proxy is the best solution, but if it has to be done on the terminal server you could override the DNS entry for the site on the terminal server and block it that way. ( the /etc/hosts file or equivalent)
23rd April 2008, 10:25 AM #4
I also agree about the Proxy advice. The traffic will be filtered before it gets to the internet thus its more reliable. Is he / she clued up on Linux?
23rd April 2008, 10:27 AM #5
Another vote for a proxy server of some description.
23rd April 2008, 12:42 PM #6
Not really clued up at all. I did send him instructions for changing the hosts file last week, so I'll probably recommend he go down that route.
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