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Postby heiowge » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:31 am

A couple of months back I caught my daughter googling naughty things so I pulled her internet.

She has finally earned it back (albeit with a few filters in place). What I want to know is... is there any way to get her computer to email me her history every time she logs on? That way I can keep an eye without her knowing. 8) Her google search requests would be nice to know (as it's how I caught her last time).
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Postby nelz » Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:48 pm

You could set up a script, called from ~/.profile or the desktop's autostart feature, that emailed you the history files for whatever browsers she uses.

You'd also need to find a way to disable any private browsing features in those browsers.

Or you could set up a proxy server on your computer, which means all her activity would be logged there, even in private mode.
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Postby heiowge » Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:40 am

Good advice. Just one question... what's a script? :lol:

Seriously though, all that is far beyond me. I was hoping there was a program or setting already out there that could do it. :?
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Postby nelz » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:44 am

There is, a proxy server :)
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Postby Ram » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:41 pm

nelz wrote:There is, a proxy server :)


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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:21 pm

Dnasguardian is pretty good, we use it as part of our endian firewall
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Postby nelz » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:46 pm

Isn't DansGuardian just a filter? I thought you needed a separate proxy server for it. If you want to monitor web requests, I'd use something small like TinyProxy which is a non-caching proxy, it passes the request through but also logs them.
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:57 pm

Dansguardian does need a proxy, yes.
You can run Squid with it, and you can run them on the local machine
http://chris.olstrom.com/howto/setup-co ... sguardian/
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