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Whitelist tutorial

Postby heiowge » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:41 am

As a follow up to the kids-friendly OS article, is there any chance of an article on Parental controls, specifically things like setting up a whitelist for browsers, or using Gnome Nanny or similar?

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Postby M-Saunders » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:17 am

Hi Heiowge,

By spooky coincidence (or perhaps I can read your mind) I just finished a feature on parental controls for LXF 166, mostly focusing on DansGuardian. It explains how to set up web filtering by page content and URL, and also whitelists.

I wanted to include Gnome Nanny as well, but it appears to be dead now and doesn't work on Gnome 3 distros...

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Postby heiowge » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:54 am

Fair enough. Thanks.

As it happens though, they're doing a Gnome 2 based distro atm (Mint 11) :lol: But as I am considering switching to Mint 13 with MATE on them, do you know if Nanny works there?
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Postby Ram » Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:04 pm

haha, just read that in the 'Next months' of the issue (lxf165) that popped through the letter box this morning.

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