Network Control

Grant Shipley gshipley at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 12:29:23 MST 2010


On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 11:24 AM, Scott Jones <sanchiro at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have a small home network with three young male users, ages 10 to 14, and
> two adults.
>
> It's becoming increasingly necessary for me to implement some type of
> network access control, based on merit, behavior, homework, etc. I need to
> be able to prescribe time controls as well as allow and revoke network
> logon
> and internet access privileges when local or remote. Moreover, the server
> runs ubuntu, while the three end user machines for these three gentlemen
> run
> windows XP pro. I'd like to have all their logons and time logged in
> loggable and controlable.
>
> Am I dreaming here, or are solutions possible to allow management of this?
>


Call me old fashion but .... what about just trusting them to follow the
rules?  If they break the rules, just take the computer away for a period of
time?

Please don't take that as me trying to give you advice on how to be a
Father, cause it's not intended as thatl.  I just think because we are
*linux geeks*, that when we want to impose some restrictions on people, the
first thing we think of is --- there has to a open source solution for this.

--
grant



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