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Re: [K12OSN] standalone spyware / content filter -- need suggestions



Thanks Petre.  

One more question.  How do IPCop and Dansguardian
differ from squidguard?  Looks like they might
actually use squidguard.  Do IPCop and Dansguardian
simplify the implementation?

Sorry for the dummy questions, but I'm googling as I'm
posting, and I'm trying to find a quick solution that
I can "just throw into the network" and a major
spyware problem.  This will be the first use of linux
for this particular company, and hopefully it will
help them "see the light".

-Rob

--- Petre Scheie <petre maltzen net> wrote:

> You can have two firewalls with no problems.  Matter
> of fact, it's recommended if you 
> have a publicly-accessible server (web, mail, etc.).
>  The 'space' between the two 
> firewalls is called a DMZ (De-Militarized Zone), and
> that's where you place your public, 
> internet-accessible servers.  The idea is that the
> first firewall blocks out anyone 
> trying to get in except for the traffic you want to
> allow, e.g., port 80 so people can 
> get to your webserver.  The second firewall, which
> presumably is set to block all 
> inbound traffic, separates the DMZ-with-webserver
> from your internal network.  That way, 
> if your webserver is compromised, it doesn't make
> the rest of your internal network 
> vulnerable.
> 
> With that in mind, I'd go with the IPCop and Cop+
> and just connect the red card to the 
> 'inside' port of your existing firewall, and the
> green card to your internal network.
> 
> HTH
> 
> Petre
> 
> Rob Owens wrote:
> > Thanks.
> > 
> > Per your suggestion, I read up a bit on IPCop.  It
> > looks like it is a complete distribution, is that
> > right?  So it does not have to be installed "on
> top
> > of" Fedora, or Debian, or whatever?
> > 
> > My immediate need is for filtering spyware on a
> > network that already has a firewall (and some
> custom
> > configuration has already been done to allow
> certain
> > services).  IPCop says it's a firewall, so I guess
> > I'll have to choose to use one or the other. 
> Since
> > this is the case, would I be better off running a
> > plain linux install with no firewall and run
> > Dansguardian?
> > 
> > -Rob
> > 
> > --- Jim Hays <haysja sages us> wrote:
> > 
> >>My suggestion would be IPCop and add Cop+. 
> Several
> >>schools that I know 
> >>of are using this and are very happy with it.  The
> >>Cop+ addon will add 
> >>DansGuardian.
> >>
> >>Easy to set up.  Easy to manage.  I rarely touch
> >>ours and it just plugs 
> >>away doing its job.
> >>
> >>ClarkConnect is another alternative. 
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>Rob Owens wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>>I've heard a few package names mentioned, like
> >>>Dansguardian, but I was wondering if somebody
> could
> >>>suggest the easiest one to use.  The goal is
> mostly
> >>
> >>to
> >>
> >>>stop spyware.  It will be a standalone box that
> >>>doesn't need to run any other apps.  Perhaps
> >>
> >>there's
> >>
> >>>even a distro out there that is specifically
> >>
> >>designed
> >>
> >>>for this kind of thing, I don't know.  Any help
> >>
> >>would
> >>
> >>>be appreciated.  I've never set one of these
> things
> >>>up, so I'd prefer something that is 90% effective
> >>
> >>but
> >>
> >>>intuitive to set up, over something that is 95%
> >>>effective but difficult to configure.
> >>>
> >>>Thanks
> >>>
> >>>-Rob
> >>>
> >>>
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