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    Student Web Surfing

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    by lord_orochi ·

    This is the first time I’ve asked a question on here. Basically, the college I work at needs to track the viewing history of 50+ lab computers. The catch is that it must be free (IT is seen as a liability here, because we don’t bring in any money). We have a squid proxy that all of the labs go through but only two of our IT know it’s operation. So… we need a simple to read this ip looked at these sites. Thanks!

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    • #2914128

      Clarifications

      by lord_orochi ·

      In reply to Student Web Surfing

      Clarifications

    • #2914104

      Go here for more info…..

      by Anonymous ·

      In reply to Student Web Surfing

      http://monitor-computer-usage.qarchive.org/
      Some are freeware, some are not.

      Please post back if you have anymore problems or questions.

      • #2914090

        No luck

        by lord_orochi ·

        In reply to Go here for more info…..

        I looked around the site you suggested and tried some of the programs. However, they either didn’t work or didn’t do what we need. Thanks for your suggestion though. To be a bit more specific about what I need: a program that will gather the urls from lab machines that we can view easily from the IT dept.

    • #2926388

      If you are using IE try this

      by rob miners ·

      In reply to Student Web Surfing

      IEHistoryView v1.36 – View Visited Web Sites of Internet Explorer

      http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/iehv.html

    • #2925773

      Squid access.log

      by churdoo ·

      In reply to Student Web Surfing

      Seems to me, if you’re using Squid, that you already have a viable tool and you just need to learn how to use it. Further, if you have 2 on staff that know how to use it, you’re already better off than bringing in an brand new product that nobody knows.

      Maybe this link will help?
      http://wiki.squid-cache.org/SquidFaq/SquidLogs
      Looks like the access.log has what you’re looking for, so parsing the log shouldn’t be too big of a deal.

      • #2924918

        Always a Catch…

        by lord_orochi ·

        In reply to Squid access.log

        It would be an option… but our squid cache and the lab machines are separated by a router… So all requests show the router’s ip instead of the individual lab machines. I think that I will try to implement one of the tools from above to export a text with the index.dat data to the main lab server. Trying to decide whether to have it run as a logoff script or just have it run ever so often. I’m still open for suggestments. ^_^

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