Parental Controls

wcj9996 at frontier.com wcj9996 at frontier.com
Sun Jun 28 19:48:59 UTC 2015


Tony:

My Linksys EA3500 router has 'Parental Controls' built in.  I have never 
used it, but it might be worth investigating.  Other routers may also 
have some PC function.

   walt

On 06/27/2015 08:38 PM, agents4jesus at gmail.com wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> A while ago, I tried fiddling with Parental Controls for Ubuntu. As
> there are no native/preinstalled programs for that task, I
> looked online. DansGuardian came up in my search (you may be familiar
> with it), so I installed it and had it working, and it did it’s
> job fairly well.
>
> Until we found out that it didn’t block https.
>
> The reason is simple: https is secure and encrypted. Thus, once the
> computer has made a https request and is connected to the https server,
> the rest of the computer (so to speak) can’t mess with it, including
> DansGuardian. This is the way Ubuntu is set up, I think. Correct me if
> I’m wrong.
>
> I find this hard to believe. Windows and Mac have web filtering programs
> that are able to block /any/ website, and Android (with Linux and it’s
> core) can use NetNanny that can block https as well.
>
> Is there a way to fix this? A terminal command, or another piece of
> software entirely?
>
> And for Parental Controls in general, do any of you have any suggestions?
>
> Thanks a ton, everyone,
>
> Tony
>
>

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