Network Control

Joel Finlinson joel at
Fri Jan 8 15:03:40 MST 2010

On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 9:57 AM, Joe C <v2joecr at> wrote:

> Well since no one has mentioned this yet & most of the computers are
> Windows XP, I have a random idea. The Windows Live Essentials" over at
> has a Family Safety part that you can
> install on the Windows XP computers. If they are not allowed onto the
> Linux box that could cover the network. I haven't used it personally,
> I just know it exists because I saw what I could install when I
> installed "Windows Live Writer" to make blogging easier for me.
> <snip>

Since the clients are all Windows (or Macs), you can use a free filtering
client from (by BlueCoat Systems) on each machine.

We also have a device similar to Bob, but we only use it on the TV.  It's
called TV Allowance. ( )

It's pricey at $99/unit so I've never put one on a computer.

I'm thinking if it was put on a monitor, a kid would easily just get a
different monitor.....or for that matter, a kid could easily boot up any
CDROM based Linux version and bypass getk9 (or any other client-based
filtering product too.  I've also used DansGuardian in the past which worked
pretty well.


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