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hackergal

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Here is my dilemma:

I have a client with 7 pc's on a network and they are getting dsl soon. She wants each person to have his own pop3 mailbox (I have already done this) and everyone is to collect and send their own mail all the time but, only certain users are to be allowed to browse the internet. So, I am going to set up ICS on the accountant's pc but how can I allow everyone permanent access for email but limit their browsing capability? If there is 3rd party software needed, can anyone suggest a decent one which is not too difficult to administrate. Client will be happy to pay for 3rd party software if it works and she is happy with it. I am sure there has to be a cheaper way of doing it, using her Windows XP. She has Pro and the users have home.
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I don't know how to do it but i've seen it done before
Try setting a password that each user needs to access the internet. That way the clients can access the internet and in the future, if needs be, the other 'banned' clients can also access the internet.
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OK that makes good sense but where do you set a p/w for this???
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I am not sure what you mean by limit? do you want to prevent some users from accessing the internet? then you can probably block port 80 on your firewall for that machine but allow pop3 (pop3 work on a different port)
if you are trying to minit the users to only visit certain sites then you can use Content Advisor within IE options and that will still allow pop3 through. As long as you don't temper with the network settings on the local machine pop3 and http work independently.
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Thanks a million - so I can do this without having a server - where exactly do I look to block port 80? I am a hardware tech with only limited n/w experience!!!
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there are all kinds of parental monitoring software out there that can do this.

you could also use gpedit on the local system to prevent IE from being run. This can be defeated unless you remove admin rights away from the local users.
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Thank you - I had a look around group policies and I have to say I wouldn't know where to look but thanks anyway!
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I'm one a Linksys router and it allows you to limit access and even sets download speed limits, so take a look at your router setup.
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Thanks Tyger but our Teleco only supplies their nasty one - unless of course you take a connection that costs three times the price.
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