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Restricting Website access

I'm a linux newbie, so i'm stifled by the simplest things.  I'm using fedora 2, and i need to know how to restrict website access from that computer, baised on the user logged in.  For example:

Kids: No porn; No Websites that i've specified
Me: Wide Open :)

so if the kids are logged on, they can only get to websites i specify, but when i logon, i have full access to browse any site.  Any Suggestions?
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Twisted_Mystic
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xDamoxCommented:
The bestthink to do is apply a proxy server and restrict sites squid is a well know proxy

http://www.squid-cache.org/

Within squid you can divide different groups and different lists of accessible domains. It has lots of other options to like limiting maximum size of downloadable files, etc.
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MysidiaCommented:
Check out this article:
http://software.newsforge.com/software/04/06/23/1521209.shtml


Use squid, but also use iptables rules to prevent restricted users from bypassing your proxy
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dutch7773Commented:
Although Squid could provide what you need I would also check out  DansGuardian http://dansguardian.org/ which will provide real content checking. The problem with using a proxy is that you have to allow/block addresses/sites. You don't control the content.

Dutch
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pjedmondCommented:
Depending on how important it is to get this 100% corect - eg for schools etc, you may wish to look at:

http://www.astaro.com/php/statics.php?action=surf&lang=gb

This uses cobion - www.cobion,com (who have just been bought by ISS):
http://www.iss.net/products_services/webfilter/

If you are jsut looking for a free solution, then the best place to start may be here, where there is a compiled list of filters for web and other applications:

http://www.ee.umd.edu/medlab/filter/software.html
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Twisted_MysticAuthor Commented:
Wow you guys all rock!  I've since re-installed windows on the kids computer, but i am going to set up a linux router (insted of using windows ICS).  So i'm going to use all of this information.  The problim i'm having here is who to give points too, you have all made excellent contributions.  Thankyou Very very much.  That is one thing i've always liked about the linux community, and thats the fact that theres always someone there to help.
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Twisted_MysticAuthor Commented:
I'm sorry, i wanted to distribute points amongst you guys. thats why i jacked up the point value
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pjedmondCommented:
Twisted_Mystic - Clearly the other answers also have merit - Especially squid and dansguardian. If you leave a message in the community support fiorum and ask them to redistribute the points I wouldn't object, and it's only fair that their contributions are recognised as well:)
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