[ubuntu-us-mi] Might switch; questions...

Matt Michielsen matt at michielsen.us
Wed Jan 14 21:10:40 GMT 2009

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 8:50 PM, Mark <mark.klug at ccagent.com> wrote:

> Larry David wrote:
> >
> > 3.  Is there a good web filter for Linux?  I use K-9 web protection
> > on my macs and it seems to work fine (but they don't seem to have a
> > Linux version, though it is freeware) - I like to have a filter to
> > help me and my kids avoid all the crap I don't want to run into on
> > the web...
> YES!!  Although not in the same vein as OSX & Windows.  In Linux, web
> filtering is done at the firewall and/or the browser level, not at the
> desktop level.  Personally, I use a combination of IPCOP (a specific
> firewall Linux distro) and Firefox with Adblock+, all of which are OS.
> There are email filters available.  I have IPCOP with Squid and URL
> filter installed on one of the Pentium II machines (with 168MB of
> memory, IIRC).  Works wonders, also relieves the desktops from the chore
> of filtering.
You might want to take a look at
I've never used it, but it looks like it might fit your needs.

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