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Old 12-15-2004, 01:50 PM   #1
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web filtering thorugh a proxy


hopefully someone will know this or at least point me in the right direction. this is what i want to do:

install zone alarm security suite on my winxp machine
install some type of proxy software
have all of my other home machines (2 laptops and my debian box) use the winxp proxy to access the internet but have all the content filtered by zone alarm

would this work or would i need to get additional copies of the security suite for the two laptops and something similar for my debian box and is there web filtering software for linux anyway?

thanks!
 
Old 12-15-2004, 07:17 PM   #2
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For a Linux based firewall / router I think you would look at Squid-guard or dans-guardian.
There is one for windows, but I dont know if it will work with a proxy, called "Parental Filter".

Personally I would install Firewalls, Antivirus and anti-spyware on all the machines using windows. Tiny Firewall, AVG Antivirus, Spybot S & D and Ad-aware are all freebies and work reasonably well. However I would recommend a Linux or BSD firewall / router such as Smoothwall, IP Cop or Monowall although there are plenty of others.

hope this helps
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Old 12-15-2004, 09:07 PM   #3
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well, yeah it does, but i knew that there are apps for linux that do all that, what i was looking for was a way to filter internet traffic, instant messaging, block websites, scan email from one pc for all machines on my network, kind of like at work. i dont think they have web filtering or anything like that although they could if they wanted to

anyway, the search goes on i guess. i know it would be better to use my linux box as the firewall/router. do the linux apps you mentioned have web filtering as well?
 
Old 12-16-2004, 12:04 AM   #4
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I believe the home pages of the respective packages might supply you the answers you seek. walk this way ...

for linux

http://dansguardian.org/

http://www.squidguard.org/

In fact for windows and linux,typing "Web content filter" into the google search engine bought up :-
Net nanny
we-blocker
surf-control
net-mop

9,700,000 pages in fact
hope this points you in the right direction

floppy
 
Old 12-16-2004, 10:07 AM   #5
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im sure i will find a solution, thanks for your time and input, appreciate it
 
  


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