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By R Lynch ·
Requirement: Need to secure one desktop machine running Windows 2000 Pro from all WWW traffic EXCEPT hotmail.com. Obviously this is for the purpose of allowing mail privilages but no random browsing. The machine has a 768 kbs SDSL connection and is part of a peer to peer internal LAN at a small college. The router is an Efficient 5800 series business class SDSL router. There is one other clent running Windows 2000, several running Win 98 and a few running Win 95. I could run a proxy through the other Windows 2000 client but is this the only way out?? If so, how to limit the traffic to just "hotmail.com"?? Doable???

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by James R Linn In reply to Securing WWW traffic

You could set up a proxy which would have an effect of speeding up the other clients as well.

In the setup of the proxy there are rules, and it wouldn't be too difficult to set up a rule for the one client to blcok everything except hotmail.com(this will block the banners on the hotmail pages but hey thats not so bad).

The other alternative is to check out Netscape client. I know in earlier versions there was a "kiosk mode" where you could lock down the browser, not allowing users to type in URLs etc. Not sure if its in the latest version, but its worth investigating.

James

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by R Lynch In reply to Securing WWW traffic

I appreciate the answer but I knew I COULD run a proxy server. I'm really trying to set up this machine without having to do that. Netscape isn't an option as standarization to IE is important to me.

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