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[openFATE 307418] Parental control module
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  • Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 08:17:03 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <feature-307418-17@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature changed by: Glenn Doig (doiggl)
Feature #307418, revision 17
Title: Parental control module

openSUSE-11.2: Unconfirmed
Requester: Important

openSUSE-11.3: Unconfirmed
Requester: Important

Requested by: Jean Cayron (jeancayron)

It would be fine to have a GUI in YaST similar with Mandriva's Parental
Control "Drakguard".
Parental control is something more en more important for safety with
computing in family and Linux can't avoid to be distributed into the

#1: John Shand (jshand2008) (2009-08-16 11:09:09)
This is a sound idea.  i back you all the way.

#2: J Thimm (thimm) (2009-09-08 09:35:38)
very useful
should be in every distro --

#3: Mircea Kitsune (mirceakitsune) (2009-09-16 18:30:41)
I am against this idea. I don't believe Linux should include and
promote censorship systems based on personal beliefs of what's right or
wrong to see. If someone is of the belief that seeing certain content
can harm children, there are external tools that can be found and
installed for that purpose.

#4: Oliver Schmidt (spiollinux) (2009-10-03 14:14:44)
It sholud be optional

#5: Malvern Star (solaris444) (2009-10-06 18:22:35)
Supervising the child instead of attempting to implement an impossible
piece of software would be a better solution.  The Australian
Government poured over 100 million US dollars into developing a child-
safe filter that was bypassed in 30 minutes by a kid of 14.  And by
bypassed I mean disabled and the main password for the parental control
system retreived.  Pointless feature.

#6: Peter Tselios (tpe) (2009-12-08 11:18:56)
It is a disarabe system. When you are a parent, you can understand why
you do need it. Not all childs are hackers and it is impossible to
supervise childs 24/7. So, even as a 1st line of defence, such control
should exists in openSUSE. If Mandriva did it, openSUSE can do it too.

#7: Todd R (theblackcat) (2009-12-09 00:55:46)
At least in KDE can the Kiosk tool be used to handle this, or improved
easily so it can?

#8: Jan-Olof Eriksson (owdy) (2010-01-16 00:09:01)
I support this request. It would be handy to parents! Optional package
of cource,

#9: Axel Braun (docb) (2010-02-08 17:09:12)
I support this idea as well. It goes even deeper: How do you control a
remote PC (running maybe a different operating system than openSUSE)?
At least for me it would be sufficient to have an easy control over the
network data that runs over my (openSUSE) server...

+ #10: Glenn Doig (doiggl) (2010-03-19 08:16:18)
+ I actually use opendns to do what is being described above, see  -
+ [from url]
+ OpenDNS is the leading provider of free security and infrastructure
+ services that make the Internet safer through integrated Web content
+ filtering, anti-phishing and DNS. OpenDNS services enable consumers and
+ network administrators to secure their networks from online threats,
+ reduce costs and enforce Internet-use policies. OpenDNS is used today
+ by millions of users and organizations around the world.
+ What it provides see ->
+ I guess provide an option to use it could be  made  available.

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