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Web Content Filtering for 1 User on Small Domain

Posted on 2011-03-11
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I'm looking for a solution to filter or limit internet access for 1 user. We have a small domain with 4 desktops with Windows XP Pro, and our Server is Windows Server 2008.

Although additional monitoring would be a great feature, what I'm primarily looking for is something that will let me block MOST websites, and allow only a few specific sites.


I've tried using Steadystate which is the perfect solution for standalone PCs, but this would not work for us in this particular situation (because Steadystate does not seem to work for domain accounts).

I'm looking for something relatively inexpensive or free if possible since I only need this for 1 user.

Thanks in advance for your time!
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try OpenDNS .. its great and  easy to manage.. and it will do exactly you need.. and its free
http://www.opendns.com/
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Thanks for the quick response. If the user was to enter in the IP address for any given website (such as Google) the site would display, right?
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yes as its based on DNS and if is there no DNS request nothing is being blocked
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Unfortunately, that wouldn't work for us. Do you know of anything else that could work for us?
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OpenDNS will still block the site if they enter the IP address.
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I ended up figuring this one out of my own. I installed CC Proxy and its working great!

Thanks everyone :-)
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I ended up figuring it out on my own.
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