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Restricting access to specifc websites only?


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#1 nkfro

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 11:36 AM

Is it possible to allow internet access for a particular user to only 2 websites? A notebook computer by the desk clerks and manager to check-in guests whose room charges are payed by a third party and I use the computer to place material orders, locating equipment troubleshooting information. Once the deskclerks have completed their work, they have been allowed to go online with the understanding that no peer-to-peer downloads are allowed and websites such as MySpace are strictly off limits but the priveledge has been abused by the deskclerks. The easiest solution would be to simply remove the computer from the front desk, but that is not practical. Therein lies my dilema.

Is here a way to limit online access for the deskclerks to two specific corporate websites used to check in the guest whose charges are being payed through a third party while leaving Internet access for myself (administrator)and the manager(limited) intact and unrestricted?

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 10:38 AM

Just to be clear, Content Advisor has been setup using a white list of the 2 websites the desk clerks need for day to day operations. This works well, but affects all desktops - not just the 'Desk Clerk' desktop. Our desire is to find a way that the 3 other desktops will be able to go online without hindrance. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated as I am the informal IT guy and realize each and every day how little I know! ;)

Just to be clear, Content Advisor has been setup using a white list of the 2 websites the desk clerks need for day to day operations. This works well, but affects all desktops - not just the 'Desk Clerk' desktop. Our desire is to find a way that the 3 other desktops will be able to go online without hindrance. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated as I am the informal IT guy and am realizing each and every day how little I know! ;)

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 02:36 PM

By other desktops, do you mean Accounts? Or other desktop computers?

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 10:34 PM

By other desktops, do you mean Accounts? Or other desktop computers?


Thanks for your response. I was refering to other accounts on this machine.

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 05:25 PM

There are many free "website blockers" but many of them are for the whole computer since many parents use them to block porn and other adult sites. I am at limited time at the moment so I can't go and pull up links, but you can download many types of blockers and just try them all out until you find one that works only on the one account.

Is there any way to configure Content Advisor to only be active on a single account? Can you disable it whenever you are on the other accounts?




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