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Posted on 2004-04-14
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Hi experts,

at my company on all the computers we have installed the Net Nanny, cause a lot of users were playing games on the internet or chatting etc...
My task is to maintain the network, and obviously also the Net Nanny.
In Net Nanny you can set it up so, that users can only visit certain websites that you can insert into the program.
My question is, how do I update the Net Nanny website list easier than logging in to every computer!
Is there maybe a file stored somewhere that holds this list of websites?

Thanks in advance for your efforts

p_sie
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by:cyrobinson
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With the version of netnanny I have these sites are saved in the registry.  Open regedit and search for the name of one of the sites that you know is in the block list.  Once you find the site you will know which reg key holds the data you are after.

Export the key and make it centrally available (e.g. you can run it in a login script as people login).

Also if you cannot fing the sites in the registry try using filemon (get it from www.sysinternals.com) to see if any other files are changed while sites are being added to the block list.  You may also need to copy these files to the other computers.

As far as I know there is no way to centralise the file
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by:p_sie
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Thanks for your response, I'll check it tomorrow!
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COuld not find anything in the registry, check filemon later
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Derek_Neuberger earned 125 total points
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I know this does not directly answer your question but it may help... Instead of installing NetNanny on each machine (not only putting extra strain on the individual desktops but this program is easily circumvented in the case of a more experienced user), you could filter the user's Internet by router, proxy or a network appliance:

***If your network is on the small side and the Internet is served via router, then filter it at the router. A lot of routers have built in filtering capabilities... If your router does not, they are relatively cheap.  The filtering is quite often more advanced…  You can filter particular site lists to particular users and times of the day.  

***If your network serves internet via proxy, then filter it there (software based, but only installed on the proxy server).  

***If your network is a little more sizable, then the best solution and, given, a much pricier solution (I do not know the exact prices and you, of course, would want to verify this, but expect to pay $5000+) is a hardware based appliance.  A couple popular ones that seem to rate well is Symantec's 5400 series and Iprism.

However, if you choose to stay with NetNanny, I agree with cyrobinson... The internet urls are probably in the registry or a config file... You said that you couldn't find them in the registry; if you do find them in a config file, you may find there is a registry key pointing to that file.  In this case, it might be possible to remotely locate the file.  But, as cyrobinson already suggested, it would probably be easier to update each individual file off a remote one using a logon script.

I hope this helps...

Derek
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by:p_sie
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Thanks Derek Neuberger for your thoughts,

but we don't have a centralized place where everyone goes onto the internet, we have a couple of shops and they
have their own internet-access. So NetNanny is easy, works good, only the update of the permitted list of websites
is kind of difficult, so I'm trying to find an easier way to accomplish that!

Have to look into the files later, cause there are more important things to do, but let you know if it is a file that
the websites are stored in.

Greetings,

p_sie

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by:p_sie
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Could the websites be stored in the data.mdb file that is installes in C:\Program Files\NetNanny\ ?
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Accepted your answers although I didn't found teh answer, but I don't want to spend more time to the netnanny.
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