John Kreno on 1 Mar 2015 20:50:09 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Child Proofing my Home Network


 I think you or someone else had mentioned something like openDNS earlier in the thread. Maybe a router that has DDwrt and support for OpenDNS would be a better fit for your particular application. I don't know what your current internet speeds are, and I can't predict what they will be next year or the following year, but one important thing to keep in mind about the RasPi is that the on board Network is usb based, and then you either have to vlan your traffic into that one interface for public/private or you have to add a second interface either wired or wireless that will also be usb based on the same bus. Just some things to think about, maybe someone on the list already covered. I have only been following this on and off. Are you set on the Pi as the hardware end of the solution?


On Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 2:20 PM, john boris <> wrote:
No problem thanks

On Saturday, February 28, 2015, Carl Johnson <> wrote:
I've not seen Smoothwall on ARM either. I wasn't trying to push you one way or the other. Just mentioning another way to do it is all.

On February 28, 2015 1:54:37 PM EST, john boris <> wrote:
Yes but I haven't seen it on th Pi

On Saturday, February 28, 2015, Carl Johnson <> wrote:
It's not only for Arduino's. I have it running, in one example, on a newer Dell R210 II.

On February 28, 2015 12:49:26 PM EST, john boris <> wrote:
Yes. Pfsense runs on Arduinoni I think and isn't an option I have thought about 

On Saturday, February 28, 2015, Carl Johnson <> wrote:
In addition to Smoothwall, pfSense has a bunch of add on modules that can be plugged in too. pfBlocker is one, forexample. Pfsense has a somewhat steeper learning curve though.

On February 27, 2015 4:09:34 PM EST, john boris <> wrote:
Smoothwall was mentioned off line and I will investigate it as I investigate e2guardian 

On Friday, February 27, 2015, Rich Freeman <> wrote:
On Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 12:31 PM, john boris <> wrote:
> When i first got involved with the Internet in the early 80's I could be 99%
> sure the person on the other end of the bbs or the email was who they said
> they were. Today you almost need a dna test to make sure the person on the
> other end of the wire is a real person.

I tend to agree.  My personal sensibilities are to be fairly liberal
on this stuff.  However, from experience I can say that kids can end
up doing things that are really dumb, and this puts at risk their own
safety, or the security of the family.

Maybe the kid wants to download free movies online because that is
what all the other kids are doing.  Then the parent ends up being hit
with pay-up-or-be-sued letters to the tune of thousands of dollars.
The kid in elementary school obviously has no sense of what $10k is.
Maybe the kid runs into this really friendly but persuasive other kid
online who isn't a kid at all.  Kids can sometimes be very quick to
trust strangers while assuming the worst of their own parents.  I
remember my stepdaughter as a kid describing some guys her age as
creepy and others as nice, and I got the sense that the distinction
was in how nice-looking or charming they were.

All of these are teachable moments of course.  The problem is that
there are some kinds of situations that are irreparable.  I believe in
letting kids make mistakes so that they can learn from them.  If that
means a burnt finger or a broken $10 toy, it is a learning experience.
It becomes a problem when the costs start getting serious or the
injuries becoming life-changing.

Parenting is often a lot harder than it might seem...

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