Bill East on 4 May 2017 12:57:18 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Network Content Filtering

To me, something like OpenDNS is a good baseline. It doesn't stop people determined to download the bad stuff but it takes care of the first 90% of the problem at a low cost. 

Transparent proxies are common now but keep in mind that without a client install you'll almost have to implement SSL MITM so that you can filter HTTPS. 

On May 4, 2017 3:32 PM, "Casey Bralla" <> wrote:
I've got to set up a simple content filtering system for a SOHO network, and
could use some basic advice.   I'm exclusively worried about adult content,
but would appreciate any addition protections from malware, etc.

All my clients run linux workstations.

I assume I'll use a proxy server and something associated with squid, but
won't this mean I'll have to reset everyone's web browser to use the proxy?
Is there are (relatively simple) way to insert a proxy without having to
individually adjust each client?

Any other way to add content filtering?

I welcome suggestions, links to tutorials, etc.


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