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Re: [suse-security] How to block MSN using SuSEfirewall2?
  • From: Ray Leach <raymondl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 09:12:59 +0200
  • Message-id: <1077261179.25166.5.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, 2004-02-20 at 08:47, Joel Luth wrote:
> I imagine you could cron an iptables command (well two, one to accept
> and then one to deny an hour later). I'm not familiar with
> SuSEfirewall2, not sure if raw iptables commands are compatible with it.
>
Currently I use a similar setup to allow ftp after hours.

If you're interested, I can send you the script, crontab entries and
config files.

Hey, I can even customise them for MSN messenger.

> Joel
>
> Michael James wrote:
>
> > My teenage daughter spends all her time at home chatting on MSN.
> > It distracts her completely from being civil to her family
> > and actually concentrating on her homework.
> >
> > It's hard to ration because she does (sometimes)
> > use her computer for study.
> > If I just turn off her access to the internet
> > she will appear with some reason she needs to connect.
> >
> > How can I turn on a block on MSN
> > so there is only 1 hour a day it works?
> >
> > The house server (Suse8.2 soon to be 9.0)
> > has the ADSL connection
> > and runs SuSEfirewall2, NAT, squid, DNS, etc.
> >
> > Thanks for any pointers,
> > michaelj
> >
> > PS: The solution need not be very watertight,
> > I would be delighted if she learned enough
> > about networks to circumvent it.
> >
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