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How To Filter Out Content From Wireless Access Point.


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#1 SpaCeTraNce

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 12:50 PM

What is the best way to restrict access to porn related sites for users using a wireless access point???

I know I can probably close down ports that are associated with p2p access, and I'm sure I can load a list of url's for known porn sites (maintaining this list would be a nightmare unless there was some type of dynamic/updatable list service) ... is there anything else I can do?


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Edited by SpaCeTraNce, 22 August 2008 - 12:51 PM.



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Posted 23 August 2008 - 04:27 PM

Filtering from ANY access point, depending upon whom you're trying to restrict can be creative to say the least. For my kids (6 and under at this point) I downloaded something called Glubble, which is a Firefox Addon. It has a list of approved websites for kids and also is fairly configurable. Parents can give access by request from their children and supervise what sites the kids are visiting. Any questionable sites would be strictly off limits as far as Glubble is concerned anyway.

Short of something so specific, firewalls have blocked sites areas which can be fed with domain names and/or key words which will restrict content. This depends on how sophisticated your firewall is. Good Luck!

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 09:02 PM

I downloaded something called Glubble, which is a Firefox Addon.


That won't work because it is a public access point.

I volunteer my technical skills (or lack therof :thumbsup: ) (which consists of home/small business (workgroups not domains) pc repair and maintence) at a ministry. Another local church wants me to help them secure their youth group's wireless access point to prevent access to questionable content.

I looked into IPCop and it runs on a Linux platform, which is all good but that would take way more research/effort/learning then I can commit to this project. I already have way to much on my plate.

Any other directions you could point me to???


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Posted 25 August 2008 - 09:23 PM

OpenDNS provides free adult site blocking.
Easy to set up...nothing to maintain.

Easy, with no software or hardware to install

Our simple web-based interface makes protecting your network as simple as checking a box.

http://www.opendns.com/features/adult/

Also you might consider replacing your current AP with one that has content filtering
such as the iBoss.
http://residential.iphantom.com/iBossHomeP...esidential.html

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 09:31 PM

raw,

OpenDNS looks like it would be exactly what I am looking for thank for the info. I like how it works by blocking the resolving of questionable domains.. good stuff...

thanx for the info

Edited by SpaCeTraNce, 25 August 2008 - 09:31 PM.



If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. -- C.S. Lewis

The more I study science, the more I believe in God. -- Albert Einstein

Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe. -- Galileo Galilei

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever. -- Thomas Jefferson




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