[CentOS] pointers for using CentOS box as filter for children

Steven Vishoot sir_funzone at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 11 18:07:16 UTC 2005

--- Robert <roberth at abbacomm.net> wrote:

> greetings
> has anyone here setup a CentOS box to use as a home
> or business gateway for
> children through young adults or otherwise?
> i realize this is a generalized question and that
> iptables and many other
> things exist that could be implemented.
> im looking for a way to give the youngster the
> benefit of the doubt and
> allow them to "obey God/parents" first before they
> have to be totally
> restricted after having been disobedient.
> specifically we could do it two ways.
> one is, that which is not expressly permitted is
> denied... and i would
> prefer not to have to do it that way. it is too easy
> and may not allow for
> the child to choose to be obedient to God/parents.
> the other seems like it might be better, that which
> is not expressly denied
> is permitted... YET
> i want to make sure of only a few things if
> possible...
> how can i keep the youngster from using an IM
> program and how to make sure
> they are not transferring files larger that say
> 100k, ie no large music
> files etc? only small pics or homework things etc.
> can one hit a moving IM program protocol port target
> that recognizes the
> packets and shut it down?
> also, what packages out there are people using that
> have time based
> restrictions, like until 11pm or other configs?
> thanks
>  - rh
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> Robert Hanson - Abba Communications
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I thought IM uses a specific port and you would be
able to block that port. I know certain ones like mirc
uses port 6667 if i am remembering correctly. Anyone
can correct me if i am totally wrong. 


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