[TriLUG] I want to build an HTTP Proxy for Home
rwshep2000 at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 2 10:52:51 EDT 2004
I've considered using a proxy to help make the web "kid-safe" for all PCs in
the household, without having to install host-PC applications like
"Net-Nanny" and the like. However, a friend has tried this using a whitelist
approach, to disastrous results. It turns out almost all the sites have so
much included content from other foreign URLs that it made the whitelist
approach generally unmanageable. I'm wondering if anyone has had success
with a proxy used for kid-safe content filtering?
On Monday 02 August 2004 10:42 am, Dan Monjar wrote:
> --On Sunday, August 01, 2004 01:56:15 PM -0400 Roy Vestal
> <rvestal at trilug.org> wrote:
> > I want to build an HTTP Proxy for my home network. I'd like to use an
> > old notebook I have lying around. It's a P-90, 40MB RAM, 2GB HDD. Not
> > much of a machine, but for my use it should be plenty. I'm planning on
> > using Debian stable on it simply because FC1/2 and WBEL are just too
> > dang big and the notebook doesn't meet the requirements.
> > Anyway, I was thinking of using Squid. Didn't know if anyone else had
> > suggestions or experience that they'd like to share. Anyone know of
> > howto's? I haven't check TLDP yet.
> Educate me please, how would having a proxy on that size machine for just a
> few users help you? I've always viewed proxies as helping when you have
> lots of memory for the cache and lots of users to take advantage of it.
> Not flammage, just an honest question.
> That said, I, too, have used Squid for quite a few years, inside the
> business, with great success.
> Dan Monjar
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