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OpenDNS
^ That.
OpenDNS has a filtering mode where you can choose what type of content to block.

'High' blocks most time wasting sites such as facebook.

Beauty of it is you just change the DNS server IP information given out from the DHCP server. No end user configuration required.

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Or just make sure everybody knows that wasting time on the web is a fireable offense.
That typically gets peoples attention.
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Or just make sure everybody knows that wasting time on the web is a fireable offense.
That typically gets peoples attention.
It's mostly the shift supervisors that are doing this so there's no way they'll be fired. The GM asked me to set something up for her.

How much is DNS? I don't see pricing for it anywhere.
    
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Anywhere from free to a fee per year.
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No program you use, that is made to block websites, will work. Someone will always find a way around it.
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I take its a business?

How many computers are we talking about here?
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Most routers have a parental control feature.

I would do this
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Do you live in the United States? If so, threaten them by gunpoint

OT: My uncle runs a small business and he had the same exact problem last year. He found a program which helped him a lot. I will ask him and PM you tomorrow.
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by beers View Post
^ That.
OpenDNS has a filtering mode where you can choose what type of content to block.

'High' blocks most time wasting sites such as facebook.

Beauty of it is you just change the DNS server IP information given out from the DHCP server. No end user configuration required.

Edit:
Or just make sure everybody knows that wasting time on the web is a fireable offense.
That typically gets peoples attention.
most filter evading programs make use of socks proxies where the name resolution gets done on the server so OPENDNS will not work.
Websense is 1 programs to start with and if the company has a lot of pcs use a hardware firewall that supports ssl bridging. Normally you have to lay low monitor the logs and activity for a couple of months to see what everyone is doing and what methods they use or what they browse with.
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most filter evading programs make use of socks proxies where the name resolution gets done on the server so OPENDNS will not work.
Websense is 1 programs to start with and if the company has a lot of pcs use a hardware firewall that supports ssl bridging. Normally you have to lay low monitor the logs and activity for a couple of months to see what everyone is doing and what methods they use or what they browse with.
Given the fact that the vast majority of people aren't going to recon IP addresses ahead of time, not to mention have absolutely no idea how to set up a proxy (even though it's quite simple), OpenDNS is a viable solution. With the specified filtering mode it also blocks the vast majority of proxy sites. It should be 'good enough' for all intended purposes. Keep in mind an environment using a consumer grade Belkin router isn't going to be vast in the least.

Also, 'laying low for a few months' really isn't an option when they're looking to implement a solution now.
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Things are getting a little out of control at work with people using the server for internet entertainment. What is the easiest/fastest way to block most websites? We need to be connected to the internet since it's a server, but we really don't use any web browsers for work related purposes.

Our ISP is Verizon and we use a Belkin modem. The OS is Windows XP.
If a program/software is required to do this then it must run on few resources since the computer is older. Also, free would be the best. If we have to purchase software it would have to be as cheap as possible.

We attempted to block out websites using the content advisor but someone keeps deleting the settings and erasing the passwords.

Thanks for your help,

Matt
If you really want to continue allowing them use of the internet at all... then Whitelist the sites you want them to be able to see..... or black list the ones you dont want them to see. very simple really.......... or do it the right way and proxy..... sending them to the EULA of your company when they have attempted to access a site that is not allowed. Question is do the employees NEED internet access to do their job? I am not sure why your server is on the net.... but at any rate thats your companies business as to why they dont keep it offline. Having a server like you speak of online is like shutting your front door, but leaving it unlocked.
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