Question

Locked

program to web out xxx sites on home computer

By txhobo ·
I want a program to block all access to all nasty sites. I want the program to not ask a code to bypass it, i just want it to be unavailable period.

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

7 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Answers

Collapse -

"content filtering"

by Absolutely In reply to program to web out xxx si ...

"Complete" lists of "all nasty sites" do not exist because new nasty sites are set up all the time. But, if you search the web for "content filtering" you can find what options exist.

Collapse -

Not a realistic thing

by mjd420nova In reply to program to web out xxx si ...

If there was such a program, I'd pay for it. Too many variables involved in the web site names to really filter these sites out. Many are based on mis-spelled or corrupted wordings.

Collapse -

Not true

by Absolutely In reply to Not a realistic thing

It requires at least 2 programs: squid & squidGuard, or possibly dansguardian (which I haven't personally test-driven). I am completely unable to view Internet porn on my home network. Also, I cannot view "violence", "warez", nor several of cnet's advertisers.



There are not "too many variables". Only http://[www.]name.tld (*) is needed

("tld" stands for top level domain, and corresponds to *.com, *.gov, *.net, *.co.[2-letter foreign country abbreviation], etc.)

It's not an unrealistic thing. It takes two NICs, a crappy i386 computer(*), and whatever Linux distro you like.

* Good computers will also work, but are not generally necessary to run a minimal installation of Linux, and a home-sized Internet proxy server/firewall/content filter.

Collapse -

Internet Security programs will do the job

by squirrelonfire In reply to program to web out xxx si ...

Some titles are Norton 360, Norton Internet Security,
McAfee Security Plus, and more. You can configure the
parental rights on these programs to block out XXX rating
website. Of course, new sites are added daily, you should
use these programs w/ care.
Internet Explorer will do the job too, but with limited
functionality, by using the Content Tab in Internet
Explorer Options.
Remember one thing though, the rating restriction on the
website will work only if the website has issued such
rating. if a website is XXX rating but does not issue a
rating certificate, nether Internet security nor Internet
Explorer content advisor will work.

Collapse -

Those are some of the reasons I recommend proxying with squid ...

by Absolutely In reply to Internet Security program ...

then adding a content filter.

Remember one thing though, the rating restriction on the website will work only if the website has issued such rating.

In order to appeal to "everybody," the filtering software that runs in Windows, as far as I know, all depend on greylisting and/or voluntary rating systems. For parents and elementary schools, a default-deny policy, or whitelisting, might be more appropriate. Only specifically listed sites are allowed, but different IPs can be assigned different lists. I like squidguard so far because it can do exactly that, and because there are several free sites to download some very extensive blacklists, so parents or teachers can block the worst of the worst from every computer including our own, yet use less restrictive settings on our own computer to examine sites that may turn out to be educational or otherwise worthwhile for younguns. Dansguardian/Smoothwall (and others?) probably deserve a look too, I suppose, but they include greylisting, according to algorithms that probably work very well. I just prefer to work with lists and an appropriate default action for each network client. However, to be a good network admin, I should probably become familiar with the other content filters, so I can at least explain why my way is right.

Collapse -

Net Nanny anfd Cybersitter are 2 just to name a few

by ManiacMan In reply to program to web out xxx si ...

If you're a PC guru and don't mind setting up a web proxy server, you can setup your own content filter server and install CyberPatrol on it, which like an AntiVirus server, will download daily lists of blacklisted sites based on what you want to prevent access to. Microsoft ISA server can do this well, and there are also many 3rd party appliances out there than can do this as well, such as Bluecoat Secure Gateway, which all have a very intuitive web interface and WC3 and Squid logging.

Back to Software Forum
7 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums