I have a laptop that I am running Ubuntu 10.04 on. My wife and I would like to setup some kind of content filtering software on it so that we can keep track of, and limit the kinds of websites our children can visit, etc. Currently I also have a Windows 7 pc running a program called Safe Eyes, which I have found to be wonderful software. Unfortunately, Safe Eyes is not available for Ubuntu.

We both really like Ubuntu, but from what I have been able to discover, there isn't any real content filtering software out there for it. Does anyone know of something that will solve this problem. I am fairly new to Linux, but I have a knack for computers, so even if the software is a little bit difficult to configure, I'm game especially if it has decent documentation.


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(20 Apr '11, 13:57) rfelsburg ♦

You might take a look at http://www.opendns.com/

They have free DNS service (as well as paid upgrade services). By setting up a free account and configuring your machine(s) or to use their servers, you can set categories that you want blocked and they wont allow access to those sites. Below is a list of the categories available for blocking in the basic free service. Their servers also respond significantly faster than my ISP's DNS servers.

Academic Fraud, Adult Themes, Adware, Alcohol, Auctions, Automotive, Blogs, Business Services, Chat, Classifieds, Dating, Drugs, Ecommerce/Shopping, Educational Institutions, File storage, Financial institutions, Forums/Message boards, Gambling, Games, Government, Hate/Discrimination, Health, Humor, Instant messaging, Jobs/Employment, Lingerie/Bikini, Movies, Music, News/Media, Non-profits, Nudity, P2P/File sharing, Parked Domains, Photo sharing, Podcasts, Politics, Pornography, Portals, Proxy/Anonymizer, Radio, Religious, Research/Reference, Search engines, Sexuality, Social networking, Software/Technology, Sports, Tasteless, Television, Tobacco, Travel, Video sharing, Visual search engines, Weapons, Webmail


answered 06 May '10, 21:45

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I believe what you are looking for is in this thread.



answered 04 May '10, 02:59

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No problem! You'll find this is the case with a lot of software for internet purposes: it's not installed separately, it's a plugin. This applies especially for proxies.


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