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Family protection - proxy?
From: "Craig Wright" <cwright () bdosyd com au>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2006 08:18:45 +1100

Question, "What is the best way of stopping access to

Answer, disconnect from the Internet.

Another answer is monitor what they do. Log the sites they go to. Have a
separate home proxy and do not allow access - review the sites and let
them know that you do. Sit at the dinner table and say "Hey Johnny, why
did you go to 'Naked Co-Eds' last night when you promised that you where
going to study algebra".

Guilt works wonders. At least they will do their best to download other
than at home...


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Simons [mailto:Paul.Simons () reuters com]
Sent: 30 March 2006 8:36
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Spam: Family protection - proxy?

I am looking for advice on how I can best protect my family from the
'horrors' on the Internet.
We have a small ADSL/wireless network at home (with a firewall and AV on
all systems) on which my kids have their PCs/Macs. My wife and I use it
via our laptops.

What is the best way of stopping access to porn/violence/etc.?

I was looking at setting up a system with a proxy. Or maybe paying for
some sort of service?
I don't really want to have to install a package on every system
(expensive and unmanageable) Any other suggestions gratefully considered


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