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Can I set a firewall setting to just a specific account?


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#1 Cometflash

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 02:12 PM

I'm trying to run a setting to block any site except a few that I decide is ok to use, however I don't know if that can be accomplished in just the target account, or would it effect all accounts. I'm creating an account for a child, and to me this would be the less hustle and more secure way to prevent the child from getting to any unwanted site.

I know how to block them all, just need to know if can be done to just one account, if so how to proceed.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 03:00 PM

A much easier way would be to use http://www.opendns.com/home-solutions/parental-controls

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#3 Cometflash

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 03:15 PM

That would only block adult content, no? We want to block everything, except sites she likes to play in, that we feel its ok. Firewall will do that, but I don't know how to target a specific account, or know if there is even a way.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 05:45 PM

You might be better off using a service like Net Nanny which is designed to be set up for a child.





http://www.netnanny.com/

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 07:57 PM

Cometflash,

Have a look at K9 Web Protection, or you might find what you need in the link below.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic426028.html

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 11:41 PM

Firewalls work across all accounts and can't be set to individual accounts
what you need is some sort of parental control system that can be set to only work on specific accounts
something like Net Nanny.




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