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brown705

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Hello All:

I'd like to get a recommendation for software, either free or very cheap, that will block all HTTP browsing other than the sites listed in a whitelist that I create. This computer is going to be for the kids at a day care, and I'd like to protect our youth from corrupting their little minds. :tazz:

Does anyone have any ideas or currently implement this? If there isn't a software solution, then I guess I'd go for a cheap hardware firewall solution.

Thanks,

Michael
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Nevermind, I just found my own answer (FREE):
http://support.micro...om/?kbid=267930

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One of the most unreliable methods I've ever known.

Mainly because 97% of websites don't use that technology, plus four versions of Internet Explorer later it still doesn't work properly and is well known to block everything.
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Neil,

I'm not sure if you read the Microsoft article closely enough. I agree with you that very few sites use the content filtering system employed by Internet Explorer.

The method listed in the article disables the rating system altogether and relies completely on the list of approved sites that must be manually entered. In other words, ALL web sites will be rejected unless the site is entered into the "Approved Sites" list, which is exactly the solution I was seeking.

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