Parental control & whitelisting in a classroom

antonello facchetti antonello.facchetti at
Tue Mar 25 23:28:03 GMT 2008

Sergio Dicandia ha scritto:
> Hi,
> I'm starting an Edubuntu lab in a primary (K12) school in Italy, with 
> a P4/3Ghz server and ten PIII/800 thin clients.
> Kids just need - and teachers want - to access just a bunch of 
> controlled sites (less than 10, a sort of whitelist of allowed sites), 
> blocking all the rest of the Internet.
> It's a slightly restrictive approach, but at the moment that's what we 
> have to do.
> Is there a simple way to do it, without building a squid+dansguardian 
> box ?
> It would be also nice to allow teachers to access the whole Internet: 
> that should be depending on the users logging in (kids just use 10 
> different users, named after the PC they're working on).
> Thanks in advance,
> Sergio
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Hi Sergio,
I manage an edubuntu lab in my school (both fat and thin clents), and I 
set up a dedicated proxy server using censornet ( 
This distro offers an out-of-the-box solution for internet monitoring.
I think this would be the best solution.


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