[K12OSN] Filtering anyone?

Jim Hays haysja at sages.us
Sat Jun 4 00:38:15 UTC 2005

I echo Joe's sentiments.  There are several schools here in Illinois that are
using IPCop with Cop+ (Dan's Guardian).  It works well and is easy to manage.  I
use it in 5 schools in our district.

We used to use SME with squidguard and it worked well for us, but IPCop is much

Quoting Joe Guenther <jguenther at chinooksedge.ab.ca>:

> I use IPcop and DansGuardian.  It works very well for us. I use it in 3 
> schools, there are a few others in our division that also use it. I 
> tried it with SquidGuard, but prefer the Cop+ (DansGuardian) better.  It 
> uses a bit more horsepower, but does a better job.  I run it on a 
> PIII600/256MB RAM and serve a school of 350 students with about 1Gb of 
> data/day.  With 128Mb it would run for a few weeks and then start using 
> lots of swap.  With 256 it just runs and runs.
> I had also tried SME server with squid/squidGuard but never got that to 
> work properly.
> We also tried OpenBsd with privoxy and that would crash under heavy 
> load.  squid/DansGuardian works much better.
> my 2 bits worth
> Joe Guenther
> Jamie McParland wrote:
> >Summer is almost here and time for upgrades! Right now we are using squid
> >and squid guard for our porn filtering on our firewall.
> >
> >I would like to see what everyone else is using. I hear good things about
> >dans guardian. I've even seen a distro based on this. Is anyone using
> this?
> >
> >We need to be able to poke holes in our firewall for static maps to our
> >weather stations, webservers, etc.
> >
> >Thoughts? Comments?
> >
> >Jamie McParland
> >Newberg Public Schools.
> >
> >
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Jim Hays
Technology Director
Monticello CUSD#25
Monticello, IL  61856

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