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By walse001 ·
I need a program that will allow me to remotely track the internet sites visited by IP address. A student at my school wants his own personal laptop connected, but I need to know what internet sites he visits (For Duty of care). Is there a program I can use to track the websites visited by a specific IP?

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eBlaster

by robo_dev In reply to IP History

This software works very very well. Have used it extensively.

http://www.spectorsoft.com

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He'd have to covertly install it first ! That's almost ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to eBlaster

Certainly illegal!

The kid's not gonna openly allow the program to be installed on his own laptop.

If I caught someone doin' that to my laptop I'd ask them to "pick a window" ...coz they were leaving!

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No sneakiness required.

by robo_dev In reply to He'd have to covertly ins ...

The case here is that the admin has to be able to track what sites the user goes to. He can tell the user that he has to install software to do that.

Many organizations have a policy that all network and email usage is subject to monitoring, and make their users aware of the policy.

The more logical solution, obviously, is a to have a proxy server that restricts/logs all sites.

But the user asked a more general 'everything done on the laptop' question...therefore eblaster is the solution.

Technically, eblaster is very impressive. I might add that it should only be used for legal and legitimate purposes.

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But this is a kid's laptop in a school, so what happens ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to No sneakiness required.

When the school bell rings and the kids all go home?

Little Johnnie goes home with his laptop and everything he does on that laptop when he's NOT at school, including family use, siblings, friends, ALL come under the scrutiny of one teacher who just wants to 'have a look'?

I don't think so.

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I couldn't agree more.

by Bizzo In reply to But this is a kid's lapto ...

I think the only option open to the OP is to refuse to allow the kid to connect his laptop to the school network.

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Agreed, I retract my suggestion.

by robo_dev In reply to I couldn't agree more.

Maybe just give the user a green-screen dumb terminal?

Not much porn can be viewed with ASCII art.

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Only the best of it :) NT

by Dumphrey In reply to Agreed, I retract my sugg ...
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The C64 had 'Strip Poker' and the images were ASCII...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Agreed, I retract my sugg ...

Mind you, back in 1983 that was ground-breaking!

Ohhh... raster scans and parallax scrolling <shudders!!>

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I agree Bizo

by Dumphrey In reply to I couldn't agree more.

but only because I can se no way to cheaply and easily create an "unsafe" network for kids to use. It would have to be labeled as public, and filtered and logged at the gateway by a transparent proxy... at the minimum. But the teacher has no right to install anything on the laptop. Also, by allowing this one boy to attach his laptop, he will have to allow anyone else to as well, or else he is showing favoritism. And that means a whole new bag of security worms.
A school admin has a lot of pressure to filter content and track access for legal COA grounds for the school (and the admin). And on that ground alone I would refuse to allow private computers.

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It's just a computer

by PlipO In reply to He'd have to covertly ins ...

I am protective of my laptop as well but I would not go as far as homicide to protect it.
I'll search for a freeware app that can do the job.
I'm sure I've used a similar tooling the past with the express intention of education of course.

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