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

Mark mark.klug at ccagent.com
Thu Jan 15 02:32:08 GMT 2009

DansGaurdian uses a predefined list with very little control on our end.
I use the Shalla Secure list, the admin can pick the categories to
filter and URL Filter allows both individual blacklisting and whitelisting.


Matt Michielsen wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 8:50 PM, Mark <mark.klug at ccagent.com
> <mailto: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 DansGuardian
> <http://dansguardian.org/?page=whatisdg>.  I've never used it, but it
> looks like it might fit your needs.
> -mm

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