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Re: [SLE] How to do Interenet access restriction?
  • From: Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2006 09:54:48 -0700
  • Message-id: <200604080954.48644.rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
Ronald,

On Saturday 08 April 2006 09:04, Patrick Shanahan wrote:
> * Ronald Wiplinger <ronald@xxxxxxxxx> [04-08-06 11:47]:
> > My son, 13 years old, likes to play on-line game. For the sake of
> > the school, I have to limit it. If I just ask him to turn off the
> > computer, he will certainly tell me that he needs the computer for
> > school.
> >
> > ...
>
> I believe that you are looking in the wrong area. As I understand
> and employ, dynamic dns means that the ip number of your
> computer/connection is not static, does not stay the same. It
> changes as your provider directs. dns in this case is to identify
> *your* computer.
>
> You might be more interested in utilizing a proxy such as snort to
> controll access to particular sites. Whether you can do this by the
> clock time, I do not know.

I recently added a wireless networking setup at home and for a wireless
access point / router / firewall I chose the Linksys WRT54GC. It turns
out that it has a very sophisticated model for restricting access to
certain sites including schedule-based restrictions. I have no use for
these things and have not explored them, but clearly this option is
available in at least one product.

This device is quite nice. It's very small (it's the "compact" version
of the WRT54G) and affordable ($60 at the local Fry's) and has
performed very well for me. For very small installations (hotel rooms
or one- or two-room apartments), it has a built-in antenna. To cover
more area there's a connector for an external antenna.


> --
> Patrick Shanahan


Randall Schulz

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