[K12OSN] Firefox question
tim at litwiller.net
Wed Dec 7 16:39:58 UTC 2005
That is what this will provide - even if you don't setup the block list
- by setting up the proxy you will be making log files for everything
requested - so then sarg or some other log analyzer can give you reports
of what has been requested - you can load the blacklists but not have
the proxy do anything but log violations - then you will have a list of
sites accessed that it would have blocked. that is the list you submit
to the district.
I'd say it is worth the time setting it up just for that. 3-6 hr or less
getting it setup then a few minutes a week running the log analyzer and
submitting the sites you want blocked
no time up front but 3-4 hr a week looking thru firefox history files
for sites in a hard to read file - and if not properly locked down the
student can clear the history file.
jconlon1 at elp.rr.com wrote:
> I agree that these things would be helpful locally however in our
> district everything goes through a district server which has all kinds
> of blockers. What has happened is that a student found stuff that
> wasn't in the district blocked list deliberately which is why I was
> looking for an easy way to get the history from a given acount. We can
> send the history to the district and they will block thise sites.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Brad Thomas <bthomas at psysolutions.com>
> Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2005 7:40 am
> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Firefox question
>> I'd highly recommend looking into setting up a Proxy and WebFilter.
>> Squid is extremely easy to setup. For the WebFilter, I'd recommend
>> using squidGaurd. Again, that's very easy to setup. You can
>> an already premade "blacklist" that will block out the porn sites.
>> Also, you should setup Webmin and install SARG (Squid Access Report
>> Generator). This is also easy to setup. You can configure it to
>> automatically generates reports for you each night so you can
>> your blacklists appropriately. I am a novice at Linux, and was
>> able to
>> get that setup and going in just one day without any problems.
>> of documentation out there on it.
>> John P. Conlon wrote:
>>> At my school we have some ambitious and enterprising students who
>>> to find and look at nude pictures. Our district filter stops a
>>> deal of this but when a student succeeds we need to deal with the
>>> situation and also get the sites added to the block list. All of
>>> leads to my question;
>>> Is there a way to print the Firefox usage history for a specific
>>> either from the user's login or from ROOT? If there is how do I
>>> about doing it?
>>> Thanks in advance
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