Re: [WISPA] Content Filter Suggestion for School

2009-08-14 Thread Curtis Maurand
If you go to dansguardian.org, they have links to their commercial version. These folks are also the folks that produce the smoothwall firewall system and they have a setup called schoolguard as well as preconfigured appliances. --Curtis Israel Lopez-LISTS wrote: I have to agree. It seem

Re: [WISPA] On-line back-up

2009-08-14 Thread jp
Back in the day, we used to pay $1-12000 for VCR sized rackmount boxes to handle dialup users at $20/month. At $5/month, the economics are great for backup infrastructure, assuming a $1000 box of computer parts and hard drives can handle the same quantity of customers. It's the tech

Re: [WISPA] On-line back-up

2009-08-14 Thread RickG
Yes, those Livingston Portmasters? Expensive, but great boxes. -RickG On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 10:16 AM, jpj...@saucer.midcoast.com wrote: Back in the day, we used to pay $1-12000 for VCR sized rackmount boxes to handle dialup users at $20/month. At $5/month, the economics are great for

[WISPA] Muni Broadband - Was: On-line back-up

2009-08-14 Thread RickG
Your post reminded me of a current situation I have. Basically, I was slated to get the rights to a couple of water tanks in a nearby town. Recently, the major told me that he was going to provide FREE wireless access to his city (pop 1502). I told him it wont work unless he hit the lotto since

Re: [WISPA] Muni Broadband - Was: On-line back-up

2009-08-14 Thread Tom DeReggi
All I can say is, Bandwidth is cheap, labor and time aren't. The problem is cheap equipment is expensive to maintain, and expensive equipment is cheap to maintain. Again, if not in control of the installation, design, and equipment selection, is it worth teh liabilty to flat rate a cost, to

Re: [WISPA] 2.3GHz Hpol Sector?

2009-08-14 Thread ccrum
If you can't find one and REALLY have to have one, hit me offlist. Cameron Jayson Baker wrote: I know PacWireless has a 2.3GHz sector for Vpol, but we have an application where Hpol is required. Anyone aware of such a thing? Jayson

Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik Redirect

2009-08-14 Thread ccrum
Slander only applies if it is untrue. Stating a fact, regardless of how embarrassing it is would not be slander. When your bank places a foreclosure notice on your house because you haven't paid your mortgage you don't get to sue. As was stated earlier, dish network certainly doesn't have a

Re: [WISPA] Content Filter Suggestion for School

2009-08-14 Thread ccrum
OpenDNS is approved for this...best thing is it is free. Cameron Scott Carullo wrote: I need a web content filter for K-12 school. Paid Subscription ok. Please let me know what good products there are for this requirement. Need asap. Thanks... Scott Carullo Brevard Wireless

Re: [WISPA] Client Internet Filtering Upgrade - WAS: Content Filter Suggestion for School

2009-08-14 Thread Jason Hensley
On this same subject, anyone offering upgrades for filtered Internet service to their clients? Anyone using OpenDNS to do this? -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of ccrum Sent: Friday, August 14, 2009 1:29 PM To:

Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik Redirect

2009-08-14 Thread Dennis Burgess
We do this all of the time, and out of the hundreds of WISPs and ISPs I have never heard of anyone getting sued over it. --- Dennis Burgess, CCNA, A+, Mikrotik Certified Trainer WISPA Board Member - wispa.org Link Technologies, Inc --

Re: [WISPA] Client Internet Filtering Upgrade - WAS: Content Filter Suggestion for School

2009-08-14 Thread Josh Luthman
I just thought about how to get around this and I wanted to share my thoughts. If a location needs this filtering and you use opendns you'll want to drop all forwarded DNS traffic. Force everyone to use an internal DNS server which in turn looks up via OpenDNS. Josh Luthman Office: 937-552-2340

Re: [WISPA] Mikrotik Redirect

2009-08-14 Thread Chuck Bartosch
On Aug 14, 2009, at 2:27 PM, ccrum wrote: Slander only applies if it is untrue. Stating a fact, regardless of how embarrassing it is would not be slander. When your bank places a foreclosure notice on your house because you haven't paid your mortgage you don't get to sue. That isn't

Re: [WISPA] On-line back-up

2009-08-14 Thread Bob Elliott - RCS
Marlon, Are you actively marketing it? We have been contemplating a backup service as well. Bob Elliott Information Systems RCS Communications 502.587.7384 -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Marlon K. Schafer Sent:

Re: [WISPA] Client Internet Filtering Upgrade - WAS: Content Filter Suggestion for School

2009-08-14 Thread Israel Lopez-LISTS
FYI.. Not every site will want to have the same filter settings. Since you can define multiple networks in OpenDNS, the IP will have to originate from that network to get a specific set of content-filtering. If the request originates from the local DNS server, then you've just inadvertently

Re: [WISPA] Client Internet Filtering Upgrade - WAS: Content Filter Suggestion for School

2009-08-14 Thread Jason Hensley
Kinda what I was thinking was that if they wanted to utilize the filtering then we would assign them DNS servers specific for OpenDNS, otherwise, they would get normal service. This could easily be done at the CPE / Authentication level with PPPoE. Now, the issue would be like Josh mentioned,

Re: [WISPA] Client Internet Filtering Upgrade - WAS: Content FilterSuggestion for School

2009-08-14 Thread Jonathan Schmidt
...but, so many links are IP addresses instead of host name/header, I'm curious how a DNS involvement would do anything. . . . j o n a t h a n -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Josh Luthman Sent: Friday, August 14, 2009

Re: [WISPA] Client Internet Filtering Upgrade - WAS: Content Filter Suggestion for School

2009-08-14 Thread Scott Reed
I haven't used untangle. I think one way to do this is to redirect to the proper server based on customer IP, etc. Thinking Mikrotik, because that is what I use, redirecting all of a customer's DNS request to the proper internal server would be an easy firewall rule. The internal server, which

Re: [WISPA] Client Internet Filtering Upgrade - WAS: Content Filter Suggestion for School

2009-08-14 Thread Eje Gustafsson
I would think OpenDNS could serve different info based on source address. I never used OpenDNS but understand it's pretty powerful and flexible. With BIND which I used for many many years you can setup different service rules based on source address. This way you can for example prevent pollution

Re: [WISPA] Content Filter Suggestion for School

2009-08-14 Thread os10rules
But easily defeated. New proxies are popping up all the time. Kids can even set up their own at home for their own use. On Aug 14, 2009, at 1:59 PM, ccrum wrote: OpenDNS is approved for this...best thing is it is free. Cameron Scott Carullo wrote: I need a web content filter for K-12

Re: [WISPA] Muni Broadband - Was: On-line back-up

2009-08-14 Thread RickG
I knew I could count on Tom to reply with some good advise! I totally agree and fully intend on pushing in that direction. I'm just looking for alternative ideas in case I cant get the mayor to see things my way. Thanks! -RickG On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 11:55 AM, Tom

Re: [WISPA] Client Internet Filtering Upgrade - WAS: Content Filter Suggestion for School

2009-08-14 Thread RickG
I ran untangle on my test box for a few months. It was great except it kept locking up.Maybe they fixed that? Either way, Mikrotik kicks butt! -RickG On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 6:38 PM, Scott Reedscottr...@onlyinternet.net wrote: I haven't used untangle. I think one way to do this is to redirect