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Windows Thread, Web Filtering Software for home in Technical; Appart from K9, dont know any free. If you want to pay PICStick - Parents In Control is good....
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    Appart from K9, dont know any free.

    If you want to pay PICStick - Parents In Control is good.

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    junk buster

    The Internet Junkbuster Home Page

    We use that at the school I am at now and you use the config file to block websites.

    You can use that to block all websites and explicitly only allow certain ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCSDmike View Post
    Untangle.com

    they now offer a rerouter version which installs on an existing XP install rather than taking the entire pc.

    opensource, Large community following. I run it at my district.
    They do? Thanks for the pointer, I'll have a look at that as having a nightmare trying to get it running under VMWare Server

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    I tried untangle, it worked quite well against web searches for porn, but it was worthless for google image searches. They are working on a solution that forces the google safe search to be on in the browser. Until then a user in their forum provided a time consuming but effective workaround. You have to manually go to each computer and set the google preferences to safe search. Then add a line or two in the untangle configuration that prevents the link to the preferences link from functioning. This might work in small workgroup setting where there is a single sign on name, but in a domain where users have their own user profiles and cookie storage, I don't think it will fly.

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    set up linux on an old box and put dansguardian on it. Then you can filter to your hearts content and see every thing they do. You only need a 1 gig box with 1.5 gig of ram to serve 300 computers so for just one of 2 a really old box would do.

    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricki View Post
    set up linux on an old box and put dansguardian on it. Then you can filter to your hearts content and see every thing they do. You only need a 1 gig box with 1.5 gig of ram to serve 300 computers so for just one of 2 a really old box would do.

    Richard
    Seems a bit excessive in this case. I'd recommend OpenDNS.

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    Anyone using any other free solutions for home - I'm helping out with Internet Safety meeting tonight abd although I use OpenDNS - I'm going to need a simpler comp by comp alternative for non-technical parents

    regards

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    K9 should be ample for most parents, as an earlier poster said though just make sure you don't leave your email with no password protection (in Outlook or similair I mean) so the little blighters can't reset the password

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    Ta - just wanted to check that K9 was still the leader

    Me and ICT co-ord gave talk for parents tonight - not many showed up but we'll stick info on our website and put in in the newsletter and leave copies of CEOP info in lobby.
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    PS laugh was - i had to bypass the county proxy server using my tethered Desire to get K9 installed on my laptop to show them what it looked like in operation

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