Thursday June 15th, 2000

Doug Turner writes, "I am on my paternity leave and I get this idea. I want a way that I can set my son down in front of Mozilla (when he is old enough), and make sure that he can not go to any site that I think are not for him.

"I know that there are a bunch of programs that do this like 'cyber-babysitter' or whatever, but they have two problems: (a) they are doing the rating instead of me, and (b) domains pop up faster than these pieces of software can keep up with.

"So the idea is to have a button on Mozilla that will lock the navigator to a paticular domain/website. I have a proof of concept working now. It is missing a few things but it is a start. Check it out... (requires Mozilla)"

#14 Here is how you do it...

by phitaly <>

Sunday June 18th, 2000 3:05 PM

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Obviously, the people that responded above did not understant what you are trying to do... You wan't to allow access to ONLY CERTAIN (pre-determined by yourself) sites and block the rest. We have something like that in our classroom environment. When a user goes to or and other Unix/Linux sites ... it will let them through based on address. If they go to something else, or go through a search engine and click on a disallowed site ... they get re-directed to our school home page instead.

The only way for the kid to get around that is to break the firewall. Your kid is not in the business of breaking firewalls ... is he?