[K12OSN] Squid / Socks

daniel.hunt at iibbank.ie daniel.hunt at iibbank.ie
Wed May 19 12:11:56 UTC 2004

-----Original Message-----
From: Josiah Ritchie
> > Ah .. I didnt know that ..
> > I thought I could just slap a redhat box between my lan and my router
> > squid and a socks5 server and it'd stop all those nasty mp3's being sent
> > my sister to her friends ;)
> :-) That's not an easy task at all. Even if you track down the port it
> works on, it's likely to change ports again each time you track it down.
> You could block all but valid ports (we're talking iptables now) and
> then it would take awhile until it found and operated on one of the open
> ports. Better, just block the IP address, but I don't want to start a
> family feud. :-)

You'll tell me what I WANT you to tell me :D

At the moment the only culprit is MSN - but that's not to say that she
hasn't tried Kazaa or anything.
I've had to reinstall windows on the family computer and force the household
to use a normal user account (I hold the only admin account) to try to stop
her from installing completely and utterly crap and usless software

I have yet to move the router onto my linux box's second NIC (and have yet
to put the second NIC _in_ the linux box :p) but I want to be sure that when
I do that it is going to work without any hiccups.

I want to disable all file transfers from the Lan -> net and vice versa
unless it's coming from a trusted ip (my own pc ... naturally :p )

As you can tell I'm sick of her sending her friend's MP3's .. I'm not in the
mood to get my machines confiscated if caught ;o) and she just plain doesnt
care. Also ... is there any way of having the linux box log all of this sort
of traffic?


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