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guliaka

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Internal network control
« on: December 10, 2011, 06:05:22 am »
I think it is possibly desired by many who have kids. It would be very helpful to have parental control on LinuxMCE which is home network gateway, to filter out unwanted content and/or have control when/where your kids computer can go. On one hand I understand that Linux community stand on position of openness to the world, on the other hand my 10-years-old kid was telling me how he landed up on the web site where naked man was showing his d...k and to all of us who have kids it is a problem. I don't have dip pocket by I willing to put some money behind some parental control to be built in to LinuxMCE.
« Last Edit: December 11, 2011, 06:51:32 am by guliaka »
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Re: Internal network control
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2011, 01:04:29 pm »

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Re: Internal network control
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2011, 10:08:50 pm »
Hi,

I have this one on my to-try-list :
http://www.opendns.com/home-solutions/parental-controls#family

HTH,

regards,

Bulek.
Thanks in advance,

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Bulek.

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Re: Internal network control
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2011, 11:30:59 am »
To build on it, adding some basic ad-blocking features could be done in the same package. I've used a very simple approach on my laptop with a hosts file that short circuit a whole bunch of unwanted server (like http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.txt). That could server as a basis for the DNS server. (If there's time for it during the holidays, I'll take a look at this)

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Re: Internal network control
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2011, 03:07:10 pm »
your kids should probably not be allowed to use the net without supervision. You shouldn't delegate parental control to some software..
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Re: Internal network control
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2011, 03:26:16 pm »
your kids should probably not be allowed to use the net without supervision. You shouldn't delegate parental control to some software..

Exactly my opinion too. Ppl should educate their kids what internet is, what there is and what is ok and what´s not. Blacklisting and blocking "bad sites" won´t work in the long run.

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Re: Internal network control
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2011, 09:51:43 pm »
OK, now ad blocking is working in LMCE. Follow these instructions: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Squid_as_ad_blocker
And yes - as stated above, don't trust them too much!

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