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From: Stroller <stroller@××××××××××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Office web filtering
Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2008 17:36:41
1 Hi there,
3 Anyone got any suggestions regarding web filtering for a small office
4 of a dozen employees?
6 I'd assume Squid + Google-it-you-lazy-git, but there are a couple of
7 requirements that make my request a little unusual.
9 Firstly, instead of simply blocking pr0n & allowing everything else,
10 the site primarily wants to block Hotmail & Facebook.
12 I assume that what this _really means_ is that they want to block
13 everything by default and add a whitelist of work-related sites (it's
14 an estate agent, so would be on the whitelist,
15 for instance).
17 Secondly, they want to perform the blocking for most of the day, but
18 relax the restrictions between 11am - 11:15am & 1pm - 2pm.
20 And thirdly, the bosses want to be excluded from the filtering. One
21 obvious way to do this is filtering by their MAC or IP address - none
22 of the staff are geek enough to get around this but nevertheless it's
23 a bit clumsy & requires maintenance if the boss gets a new laptop.
25 So what I'd prefer is really some kind of system that pops up a
26 message "this site cannot be displayed because it is in the filter
27 category [pr0n|frivolous]; if you would like to see it anyway, please
28 enter your username & password". I used to work at a place that
29 displayed a similar message & allowed with a single click a user to
30 submit to the admin websites that had been blacklisted in error; so I
31 am sure something like this is possible, I just don't know if it's
32 available in open-source.
34 Thanks in advance,
36 Stroller.


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Office web filtering Florian Philipp <lists@××××××××××××××××××.net>
Re: [gentoo-user] Office web filtering Amar Cosic <amar.cosic@×××××.com>
RE: [gentoo-user] Office web filtering Brett Freer <brett@××××××××××××.au>