[CentOS] Web Filter

Andrew Hull list at racc2000.com
Fri Dec 5 19:53:16 UTC 2008

Joseph L. Casale wrote:
> I have a location using a CentOS 5 server that's multihomed running Asterisk and iptables for internal web access.
> Recently some sales people got busted surfing some explicit content so the owner wants something in there to block this.
> I had heard of Dans Guardian and am reading about what's involved here but just wanted an opinion on what's the best solution for this. NTLM silent auth would be an asset, but the lan is simple and the owner doesn't need granular control if it would be complicated.
> What are you guys using with good results?/
> Thanks?
> jlc
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Opendns, as Lanny suggested, works as they advertise. Its not very 
granular though.

I've also been using Untangle (untangle.com) and just love it. Its FLOSS 
with commercial add-ons; but I think the straight FLOSS capabilities are 
great without the fee-based extras.

Its a linux-based router distro. Capable of full NAT routing or as a 
transparent bridge, you just build up a beige box with 2 NICs and put 
this baby in between the PCs and the internet.

Its got a great UI, and is really flexible.

Depending on what you were hoping for/envisioning it could be a great fit.


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