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NewsForge: A Parent's Guide to Linux Web Filtering

Jul 01, 2004, 22:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Bolin)

"Having converted quite a few people to the world of GNU/Linux, I am often asked by parents, 'Can I set up parental Web filters for my children using Linux?' The answer is yes, and here's how.

"A Web filter is a software that can filter the type of content a Web browser displays. The filter checks the content of a Web page against a set of rules and replaces any unwanted content with an alternative Web page, usually an 'Access Denied' page. The type of content to be filtered is usually controlled by a systems administrator or a parent..."

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