Sorry, forgot to add the list... Hi again,
On 01/06/07, RW <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Are you really sure you want to do that way?
I am sure about me wanting to use FreeBSD and i am sure about me liking IPFW. *I am not sure* if it is the best way of doing this, but i believe that if you know how to setup the system and IPFW appropriately, then it can be a very good firewall solution. I am also sure that if you setup sth like this from scratch and you are not an expert, it would need time before it becomes strong enough. I am not an expert and unfortunately my time is being shared between multiple things at the moment, even though I would like to concentrate only on this... Squid wont be able to
control access to https or ftp. And what about http on non-standard ports, e.g. http://easynews.com:81
These are consequent questions. What would you recommend on this? As i mentioned I sent this post quite in advance. Before i start setting up.
without setting this on each workstation? http://wiki.squid-cache.org/SquidFaq/ConfiguringBrowsers
has some options It is not for a home network. I wouldn't want to have to set each workstation' s browser settings. Especially since there is another way of doing this. On 02/06/07, Steve Bertrand <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> The people that are smart enough to get around this kind of a block > in an organization are generally not the problem. It is the morons that > have no concept of appropriate use of the Internet in the workplace > who are the problems, and they will be effectively stopped.
:o) I agree with Ted here. It's the innapropriate web surfers who are the
main problem, however, traffic filters will catch people using odd ports, and firewall rules are there to fix this.
I know from experience and is a fact, that traffic/packet filters can be used effectively to strengthen the firewall rules.
I use much the same setup for my 8 year old son. He only gets Internet > access to websites that we have approved and added to the squid list. May I make a recommendation for DansGuardian for home users. I have used it for a few years now, and instead of maintaining just a single list of allowed sites, it does a fantastic job of filtering the actual content, images, url's and a bunch of other things. Of course physical observance is the best approach, but the Squid/Dansguardian approach works exceptionally well when you have to walk away. (I have 4 kids ranging from 5 to 13).
Kids feel "at home" when they are at home. They wouldn't hesitate to type i.e sex.com or do anything else on *their* browser! Most employers (especially those morons that don't know what they do) would hesitate, for many obvious reasons that don't need to be mentioned here. ..I am not disregarding or commenting on Dansguardian here, which i haven't personally used. Spiros -- Spiros P. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"