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  1. #1
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    Blocking sites in office

    Hi,

    Ive been giving the task to provide a means to block certain sites across two offices around 20 computers

    Can anyone reccomend any software that would allow me to review sites and activities to allow or ban people from using this

    Simular to things like webmarshal but without the big price tag

    Regards

    Keith
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    Hey Keith

    Just need some more details. Do you have a domain, proxy router or local DNS server?

  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by pukkaspace View Post
    Hey Keith

    Just need some more details. Do you have a domain, proxy router or local DNS server?
    Hi,

    In the office there is just a business broadband router and computers are hooked up to this

    Cheers

    Keith
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    Can you check the manual of your broadband router if it offers such thing?
    Otherwise, have to do it per PC. Edit the hosts file of the machines - http://www.overclock.net/t/44143/how...tes-in-windows
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    Hi,

    Have you tried squid? http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/squid-p...sing-internet/



    Also, you can use a open service like OpenDNS on your router and block traffic like social media and porn on DNS level.

    http://www.opendns.com/
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    I suggest Opendns as well.

    You can block traffic, view reports of traffic, its an excellent service.

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    The easiest way will be on DNS level, as mentioned before. However, I'd prefer setting up a router with Untangle (http://www.untangle.com/untangle/features/) or similar. For 20+ office computers, it will be worth it.
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    I agree, untangle astaro or even pfsense. Run those with OpenDNS even. But you will need a dedicate PC to act as the router at each site for this.

    If that extra cost is an issue, then I suggest updating your current routers DNS to use opendns.com servers 208.67.222.222 & 208.67.220.220

    Then create an account, and you can start to manage everything.

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