Network Control

Stephen Shaw sshaw at
Thu Jan 7 09:50:09 MST 2010

On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 09:29, Jonathan Duncan
<jonathan at> wrote:
> On 07 Jan 2010, at 09:24, Scott Jones 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?
> I am interested in this also.  I have my two boys on a Mac which has some excellent parental controls, but there are some glitches that make it annoying at times.  Plus, if they use a different computer they have full access.

Check out clearOS.  It has some access controls in including domain
membership and group policies.  Its based on centos.  Tons of logging


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