I need help restricting access to a particular user on a multi user machine. More specifically, dealing with preventing internet access and internet chat services.
Posted on 2004-09-27
I Need Help
My daughter had lost her internet privileges due to misuse of chat rooms. We formatted her system and did not install internet explorer on her system. Her system is connected to the home network which has cable internet running through a D-link router. She after several weeks figured out that she could go into control panel and enter an internet address and it would load the page their by granting her internet access so she could continue to chat with out Internet Explorer 6 even being installed. WOW that’s quite a big hole I didn’t expect that.
So now she’s been found out and has lost her computer entirely.
The problem is that she does need the internet to do school research for class assignments. And for that she will now have to use my system. I had already password protected my system and have know created a new user for her to use.
I need to know how I can allow her to use the internet with out allowing access to all the instant messaging services out there.
Also she has a hotmail address and will need to check it from time to time, if I allow that will she be able to get some back door access to Msn IM that way.
This needs to be done at the user level because I use Msn IM and hotmail as well so removing them from the system is not an option.
Can anyone help me with this?