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Easy 'Run From Server' Web Filter (and cheap)

Easy 'Run From Server' Web Filter (and cheap)

Postby rippinchikkin » Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:33 pm

I need some suggestions on a....

1. Inexpensive
2. Easy to use
3. (did I say CHEAP?)
4. Run from server

Web filtering system, we have a staff member who has become a problem, chatting on IM, and browsing junk all day instead of directing his attention to his class and students..

Anyone have good suggestions?

I have used Surf Patrol, but it is far more than I need. I dont need to set sites and get too detailed.
To be able to restrict users to time, and on or off for internet will be sufficient.
Not trying to block sites or get too granular. Just some simple blocking for specific machines.
Thanks
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Postby toxic chicken » Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:37 pm

my school set up a proxy server, whcih allows some computers to use it and some to not. pretty easy to get past but it worked for a while for them.
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Postby kd1966 » Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:25 pm

Can you block the MAC address of the target computer in the router?
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Postby rippinchikkin » Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:29 pm

yes and yes(er could on the router, but now have a new isp, upgraded to a full T1. Im using their router now, and they wont turn it over to me.. ) If I blocked the Mac addy, would that block his access to network resources?
Anyway think I found something that might work. Thanks guys.
*(and yes I have tried gpo's, that was a nightmare, also.)
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