[CentOS] Filter web content in a LAN ?

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Tue Mar 9 17:49:33 UTC 2010


> m.roth at 5-cent.us a écrit :
>>
>> Satanism? What, you're going to filter all religion?
>
> Let's say www.rotten.com is still a favourite among the local
> youngsters. Not exactly family-friendly. (When I was that age, long
> before the Internet became popular, we only had "Faces Of Death" on VHS
> :oD)

True. But then, here in the US, varieties of Paganism are equated with
Satanism by the extremist fundamentalist Christians, and they'd want them
blocked (and before you think I'm exaggerating, let me note that a month
or so ago, the US Air Force Academy dedicated a small ring on its grounds
for Pagans... and within a couple of days, it was vandalized by "good
Christians". So, being from France, I'd expect you to understand
anti-clericalism. <g>
>
>> For that matter, is this *only* for children? If not, then the mayor is
>> depriving the adult users of their rights of free speech (assuming this
>> is in the US).
>
> No, I'm in South France, and the only people complaining about free
> speech are the odd negationists, skinheads and other various nazi folks.

*sigh* Yeah. They pull that here, too, and then complain if the other side
gets a word in.
>
> The computer room is a public commodity for everyone. So even if an
> adult person is using the computer to peruse www.cumshotfiesta.com or
> the likes, this would probably incommodate other town hall visitors with
> children.

I can see that. That kind of filtering is pretty standard in US libraries;
unfortunately, they're almost exclusively Windows....
>
> But I've done some research on my own in the meanwhile, I already have
> Squid running on one of my test boxes, and I think Squidguard will do
> the job.

Good deal.
>
> Cheers from the snowy South of France,

Back at you from sunny Washington, DC, USA

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