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heiowge
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:31 pm    Post subject: checking history remotely Reply with quote

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. Cool Her google search requests would be nice to know (as it's how I caught her last time).
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

Seriously though, all that is far beyond me. I was hoping there was a program or setting already out there that could do it. Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is, a proxy server Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
There is, a proxy server Smile


You need 1slipperyfish (troll) friend sqid.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dnasguardian is pretty good, we use it as part of our endian firewall
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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-content-filtering-with-dansguardian/
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