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Blocking a employee workstation from internet access


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#1 wilric

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 05:10 PM

Hello again,

Another problem has occurred. We thought we had many of our computers blocked from the internet. We have found out differently :thumbsup: . Is there a way to block internet access and or limit the access to a list of acceptable site needed for work, ie. Vendor sites. Additionally, do you have a good internet usage monitoring software you recommend.

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 05:58 PM

I have located this program which looks 'interesting' ,

http://www.toplang.com/internetlock.htm

but please bear in mind I have never ever used it; maybe someone who has user experiece with a program can advise further

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 09:29 AM

Can I offer the dumb answer - physically disconnect the computer from the source; unplug and remove the phone/ethernet cable. If need be, disable the jack in the wall.

This will surely disable internet from the computer.

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 11:11 AM

I think something similar to what you want might be found using the Content Advisor in IE 6:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie6/us...adv/config.mspx
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechn...k.mspx?mfr=true

Also, you could configure your trusted/restricted zones to allow certain websites:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie6/us...rity/setup.mspx

These might help if this is the browser your computers use.

Edited by HamSandwich, 15 October 2008 - 11:12 AM.


#5 wilric

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 01:51 PM

Can I offer the dumb answer - physically disconnect the computer from the source; unplug and remove the phone/ethernet cable. If need be, disable the jack in the wall.

This will surely disable internet from the computer.



Well that would work if it wasn't a networked computer that gets access from the server, and that we do still want to get to certain vendor sites.




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