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Re: Internet filters
« Reply #45 on: December 13, 2011, 02:47:00 PM »
I tried the IP and was blocked as well
Very odd... How do you setup the OpenDNS blocking?

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Re: Internet filters
« Reply #46 on: December 13, 2011, 03:38:34 PM »
Very odd... How do you setup the OpenDNS blocking?
I'm pretty sure standard browsers lookup IPs as well. I did a standard router DNS setting.
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Re: Re: Internet filters
« Reply #47 on: December 13, 2011, 04:05:44 PM »
I'm pretty sure standard browsers lookup IPs as well. I did a standard router DNS setting.
Not sure what you mean by lookup an IP. What is it looking up?

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Re: Internet filters
« Reply #48 on: December 13, 2011, 04:13:23 PM »
I'm pretty sure standard browsers lookup IPs as well. I did a standard router DNS setting.

Browser don't need to look up IPs because thats the servers address. It called OpenDNS (Domain Name System) for a reason. Domain names are tied to IP using DNS. Youtube might not work because Google uses round-robin DNS and they have redirects for content delivery.

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Re: Internet filters
« Reply #49 on: December 13, 2011, 06:44:50 PM »
how about filternet
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Re: Internet filters
« Reply #50 on: December 13, 2011, 10:29:33 PM »
"The Filter Net" is very good. You get to choose exactly which sites you want open and which sites you want closed. You can log on at any computer when you're not home and see if anyone is online and which sites they are on. You also get to see the history of exactly which sites were visited.

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Re: Internet filters
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Re: Internet filters
« Reply #52 on: December 15, 2011, 02:35:57 AM »
see my thread here: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=3985.msg43356#msg43356

Good list HSS.

Would you mind copying and pasting in a new post here with any updated comments?

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #53 on: December 15, 2011, 02:44:23 AM »
Good list HSS.

Would you mind copying and pasting in a new post here with any updated comments?

Okay. Dan just merged it. (Thanks Dan).

If you could just update it that would be great. At some point soon I would like to create a summary post of peoples experiences, reviews, ratings, etc. on each filter.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #54 on: December 15, 2011, 02:45:39 AM »
Gonna try something called PureSight - It's an Israeli company - could be wrong but I seem to remember that Phil Rosenthal recommended it as an up and coming filter...

http://www.puresight.com/

Will report back.

Okay. Back with my report...

In a nutshell: FAIL!

Some nice features but I always get the feeling that foreign companies lose key things in translation.

Main gripe is that they don't tell you why a site is blocked (at least not on the webpage itself - there may be a log somewhere). How the heck am I supposed to tweak it if I don't know why you blocked the site?

Also seemed to be getting some false positives on harmless sites.

I imagine if they polished their product it would work well and I am sure it suits the purposes of some but my vote is nay!

p.s. I feel that on every blocked page there should be buttons that say:  "login to allow this site" and "email request to administrator for this site" etc. - You gotta make it easy to adjust and work with ... people don't have patience for this nonsense. (at least I don't)

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #55 on: December 18, 2011, 02:12:09 AM »
K9 can be disabled easily by young children, and apparently only works well for english.

Rimon provider dependent) is wow!

Apparently, something called "chavrusa", not sure how spelled, is very good.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #56 on: December 18, 2011, 08:02:30 PM »
K9 can be disabled easily by young children, and apparently only works well for english.

Rimon provider dependent) is wow!

Apparently, something called "chavrusa", not sure how spelled, is very good.

I think you're talking about ChaverWeb which is a rebranded version of Covenant Eyes. Its very hard to disable but as mentioned earlier in this thread,  it embeds itself into the OS so it can cause problems with other programs trying to access the internet.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #57 on: December 19, 2011, 12:20:41 AM »
K9 can be disabled easily by young children, and apparently only works well for english.
I have not heard of K9 being easy to disable. Source?
Rimon provider dependent) is wow!
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Apparently, something called "chavrusa", not sure how spelled, is very good.
WebChaver is reporting only IIRC. Good for the yetzer hara aspect not good for accidentally taking a wrong turn etc.

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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #58 on: December 19, 2011, 09:32:01 AM »
WebChaver is reporting only IIRC. Good for the yetzer hara aspect not good for accidentally taking a wrong turn etc.


If somebody has admin access to PC it very easy to disable any filter/program (delete/disable service files.)

http://www.webchaver.org/filtering.php
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Re: Internet Filters
« Reply #59 on: December 19, 2011, 11:09:47 AM »
I have not heard of K9 being easy to disable. Source??

my younger brother, mid teen.