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Old 10-20-2003, 01:26 PM   #1
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Employee monitoring


Hi All,
My boss has asked me to setup web access monitoring for an employee at our buisness. We currently have a linux firewall that can be "tweaked" to do anything. I would like to setup a program to log all sites visited and times they were visited and obviously what internal ip has requested the page. I've seen a few packages that do this but am looking for a defacto standard that is tried and true. Any advice, comments welcome.

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Old 10-20-2003, 01:49 PM   #2
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does squid have them kind of logging facilities?
also, do you know C/C++?
you could make a libpcap based monitoring/logging app
 
Old 10-21-2003, 11:03 AM   #3
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Hi Randomblast,
Thank you for your help. I do know c but would rather not roll my own system at this time. I was curious to see if there is anything already on the market..

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Old 10-21-2003, 11:14 AM   #4
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You could do something as simple as force your users to use a proxy server such as squid for web access. You could just monitor the squid logs to see who goes where.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 11:59 AM   #5
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I would recommend squid, also webmin has some handy web based tools from which to manage squid and display the logs. I also use squidGuard in conjunction with squid for black listing. I use a shell script to scan the logs for questionable sites & use squidGuard to add those sites to the blacklist and e-mail an alert.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 12:01 PM   #6
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Squid with Squidguard is a wonderful way to control access to the web. Not too hard to set up either. The other advantage to using Squid is it is a caching proxy so you will save bandwidth as an added benefit.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 12:57 PM   #7
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Hi...

we use SurfControl (http://www.surfcontrol.com/) and it works fine. Maybe this can help you

Greets
 
Old 10-21-2003, 02:10 PM   #8
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Surfcontrol looks pretty cool. Does it run on Linux though?
 
Old 10-21-2003, 06:30 PM   #9
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Yeah there seems to be a linux version available.. check the website.
 
Old 02-01-2007, 03:36 AM   #10
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Employee Monitoring

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pcghost
Squid with Squidguard is a wonderful way to control access to the web. Not too hard to set up either. The other advantage to using Squid is it is a caching proxy so you will save bandwidth as an added benefit.

I am using a squid proxy. but how do I install/use squidgaurd? I haven't seen any tab in Webmin?
 
Old 02-01-2007, 03:49 AM   #11
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After checking with the law (in some countries, the administrator and the boss are liable if the person is not informed to be sure you know what you do:
http://main.linuxfocus.org/English/S...ticle346.shtml
 
Old 04-05-2007, 05:04 AM   #12
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This is exactly the sort of system I am setting up. We have it setup to block porn etc and also it redirects to a windows box that writes the violation into a SQL database. On top of that we run a realtime monitor for the squid cache and a reporting tool. If your internested I can give links / tips

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