Does anyone know of a free software that i can use to filter websites at home? Need to do this as my little one is now old enough to do anything stupid online.
I remember seeing some McAfee filtering software once that was part of a suite. If you end task'd the process, the filtering stopped. Genius!
A tough one. Regular netnanny stuff is a bit rubbish. A lot of folks hack dansguardian onto smoothwall express, there's a bunch of mods for that. We keep intending to do an official one... but never got round to it yet.
K9 protection works ok - just make sure the kids dont have access to the email you register with them or they can make an ive forgotten my password request get the reset code from your email and turn it off.
If you have securus in your school there is a home edition you can request from them but they dont provide any support for it.
Have you looked into opendns?
We use it for an off-site centre that we provide IT support for and it works pretty well.
I'll second openDNS. See OpenDNS > Home Network > Solutions > Parental Controls for details of filters. All you need to do is create a free account with them, register your IP, set your machine or router to user openDNS DNS servers, then any requests from you will be filtered according to your preferences. Not bad for a free service!
Yeah I've setup OpenDNS on my sisters computer to control my nephew. Very easy to sort and use.
Some netgear routers allow you to block sites in the configuration.
I use OpenDNS and DD-WRT at my parents house to filter my brothers. Works a dream, except when they press the reset button on the router, then it all goes pear shaped! But that can't be stopped...
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.
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