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Old 09-22-2009, 03:00 PM   #1
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Need advice on net nanny similar programs.


I am brand new to Linux, my brother convinced me to give it a try. So far I love it. But here are the thing's I would like answered.

1) Is there something like windows vista net monitoring program made for Linux mint? I have an 8 year old daughter and I like to keep track of where she is going, what she is doing, and setting a time limit for her.

2) Do I have to create a separate user account like in windows? Or will the program limit my ability to use the net?

3) Any other programs that will improve my already great impression of mint?

Thanks ahead of time,

Tyler
 
Old 09-22-2009, 03:13 PM   #2
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I am brand new to Linux, my brother convinced me to give it a try. So far I love it. But here are the thing's I would like answered.

1) Is there something like windows vista net monitoring program made for Linux mint? I have an 8 year old daughter and I like to keep track of where she is going, what she is doing, and setting a time limit for her.

2) Do I have to create a separate user account like in windows? Or will the program limit my ability to use the net?

3) Any other programs that will improve my already great impression of mint?

Thanks ahead of time,

Tyler
1)I do not use windows so do not know what you mean ?
But firefox keeps history
And there is of course Mintnany if you wish to block sites.

2) In my opinion every user should have his or her own account

3) How can we answer this question without more details.
 
Old 09-22-2009, 03:23 PM   #3
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Answer 1 : i know nothing about vista, so i don't know the 'net monitor' thing, but there are apps available for your job

Answer 2 : It depends, you don't need administrator privileges to use internet though

Answer 3 : just look around the internet, there'll apps for everything, also look in the package manager for a list of installable softwares

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Old 09-22-2009, 07:13 PM   #4
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I recommend installing Squid and having it enforce a list of the sites she's allowed to use. It can also be configured to allow access to those sites based on what time/day it is. And yes, it can be made to restrict her account exclusively.
 
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