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

Huck dhuckaby at paasda.org
Wed May 11 18:00:27 UTC 2005

DansGuardian also has great power in weighted phrase lists...

so "dirty rotten sex" would be filtered but "sex education classes"
would likely pass if you have words weighted appropriately...mind-you
a fairly time-consuming task for the admin and takes a bit of tweaking
to get it just right...

We were having issues with kids playing internet games all the time and
hording the computers for such activities...so I blocked the word 'game'
and was the most hated person on the planet for a period of 3 months =)

Also blocking staff isn't a bad idea for those staff who allow students 
open access to their computers, that end up taking 20% of your support 
time because "something happened" and everytime they open up their 
browser it goes to a porn site...and "they didn't do anything"


george kocke wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-05-11 at 11:52, Rob Owens wrote:
>>One more question.  How do IPCop and Dansguardian
>>differ from squidguard? 
> I forgot to mention that DansGuardian also filters based on MIME type
> and file extensions. I use it to block students from downloading nearly
> everything.
> In addition, it can use IDENT to do interesting things such as logging
> and excluding teachers from blocks based on usernames.

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