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    Look! My Spine! RubenX's Avatar
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    Internet Filter Software for the kids

    I want to install some internet blocking on the home computers. I'm now looking at the reviews from this page:

    http://internet-filter-review.topten...S|p|9822760857

    It seems that "Net Nanny" is leading the pack and costs $28.99

    Any other recommendations before I pull the trigger on this? $30 bucks is kinda a lot for me right now... Specially since I need to install this on multiple computers.
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    Make sure it can filter out Foo. You don't want them accessing that.
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    I tried Net Nanny, and didn't care for it. It's pretty much bloatware, slowing down the system and acts a bit buggy.

    I am going with OpenDNS for now. It isn't nearly as comprehensive as net nanny, but does a good job filtering the obvious stuff.

    And, it starts at - free!

    http://www.opendns.com/home-solution...ntal-controls/

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    check out download.cnet.com. It's my go to place for free software

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    Web of trust is a good one to start with. I use it even with out kids, but you can set it up to be more restrictive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palesaint View Post
    I tried Net Nanny, and didn't care for it. It's pretty much bloatware, slowing down the system and acts a bit buggy.

    I am going with OpenDNS for now. It isn't nearly as comprehensive as net nanny, but does a good job filtering the obvious stuff.

    And, it starts at - free!

    http://www.opendns.com/home-solution...ntal-controls/
    Looks solid. I'm gonna try that one first... installing now.

    I see it is reccomended to change the DNS settings at the router level. But my ISP-provided router doesn't let me. I guess I can still change the DNS settings on each individual machine and have kinda the same effect... except when my son brings his PS3 from mamma's house and browses internet with that... oh well.... maybe I could install a cheapo router *before* the IPS's router...
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    A firewall on a unix box

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris..... View Post
    A firewall on a unix box
    I like the way you think there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    I like the way you think there.
    We used to have it setup that way here at work. They would create their own blacklist based on ip addresses. I think you can even download a list of them for free. Or just use a whitelist.

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