[SPAM-Score-7.2] [K12OSN] differentiated internet filtering by grade level question
scott at remc1.org
Thu Jan 12 13:02:33 UTC 2006
Jesse McDonnell wrote:
> Any relaxing of the filtering that is implemented at school will have to be workable within our Windows and BESS environment.
Bess has the ability to have different rules depending on the machines
connecting. So it is possible to have your High School machines with a
different set of rules vs your Elementary School machines.
What you need to do though is have static IP's for each machine - High
School Computer #1 always has the same IP address. That's done with
reservations in your DHCP server. Then clump your High School machines
together have them in a contiguous range 192.168.0.10 -> 192.168.0.100
(If you have your own hosted Bess server ) Look at Bess' Control
Center. You need to make a new zone (under Delegate Tasks) that zone
will have the range of your High School machine IP addresses. You can
choose a differnet person to be the Adminsitrator if you want or
\local\root can be it too. Once you have a separate zone, you can set
different blocklists (or webmail allow in your case) for just that zone.
We do web filtering for 15+ school districts with Bess. Each district
has its' own list of filtering (one school wants to block games another
I think you what you want to do is technically possible, but will
require a bit of organization to pull it off.
(Who misses filtering with Squid and SquidGuard and is working on the
powers that be to switch ;-) )
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