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 Post subject: Internet Filter suggestion
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 7:52 am 
Sharptooth
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Hi all,

I was looking at installing Net Nanny on a few of my homes computers as well as my personal one. Naturally slowdown is expected with a filter, but do any of you have any suggestions for preventing some of this slowdown?

Or just a better filter in general?

Any suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Internet Filter suggestion
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 11:10 am 
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Open DNS. Free for home use. I just instituted it at work and it works like a charm.


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 Post subject: Re: Internet Filter suggestion
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 8:51 am 
Sharptooth
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I do not fully understand OpenDNS could you please explain it?

My computer is a government one and does not use a router so I don't know if OpenDNS is really the thing for me.

Is Net Nanny better than safeeeyes?


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 Post subject: Re: Internet Filter suggestion
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 9:04 am 
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Open DNS hosts their own DNS servers. They have filtering software installed and all requests for web pages are sent through the filter. You can restrict access to porn, P2P downloads, etc. All you need to do is create an account on their site, set the filter to weed out your undesirables, and set your home router (or individual PC's if necessary) to use their DNS. It also automatically blocks access to known sites of malware and botnets.

I replaced 3 Barracuda 310's with OpenDNS and I can say OpenDNS works as well if not better than the Barracuda's.


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 Post subject: Re: Internet Filter suggestion
PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:18 pm 
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Yeah Open DNS Is great, until a user finds out all they gotta do is change their dns server to bypass that.

You should combine url filtering with a solid blacklisting dns service.

I recommend http://www.squidblacklist.org for the worlds best blacklists tailored for Squid proxy, oh and btw, I am the publisher of that website :P


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