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KaIIen

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I gave to my 8yo daughter my old custom built PC. It's now running Edubuntu 10.10. What I need to do is blacklist the entire internet, but have a whitelist of sites that are like children's educational games and her site for her school. Under parental controls (Nanny I think) I have options to control time of day or time of usage. There is a web filter that has a blacklist page and an allow page. How do I set this to ONLY allow what is on the allowed page??? I realize my router can blacklist certain words or what not, but I want to simply block everything.

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That's a good start I think!
Have you installed the separate Nanny Blacklist shown under "Requirements"?

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@1002richards - Yes, I have Blacklist. But What I want is to have just a whitelist. NOTHING but the sites I allow.

@arochester - Not sure I totally understand...tihs service looks like it controls all computers. In my case, I want to leave the other devices on my network alone and just have a whitelist for her single system.
 

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Hi Kallen,
I can't find much documentation for "gnome Nanny and I've spent an hour just now doing a good old Google search - sorry 'bout that but let's see if anyone else can help ....

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Thanks for the info.! But here's where my problem is. I have it checked for web filtering, and I have entered my list of sites I want her to have access to. But even so, it still allows access to any site I enter, not just the allowed. I understand about downloading a pre-made list of blacklisted sites...but I want to block everything. Period. no black list, just the allowed whitelisted sites. My understanding was that by entering the allowed sites, anything that wasn't in the allowed list would be blocked, but it's not.
 
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what seems to work for me is to make a forbidden site with an url of just one dot. the allowed sites list will override this. it also seems that i have to use sudo /etc/init.d/nanny restart after making changes before they take effect. im using ubuntu 10.10
 

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what seems to work for me is to make a forbidden site with an url of just one dot. the allowed sites list will override this. it also seems that i have to use sudo /etc/init.d/nanny restart after making changes before they take effect. im using ubuntu 10.10
Thanks, that's exactly what I want to do. However... the Allowed list will not override the forbidden "." url. When I try to open an allowed site, it just has in large letter "Nanny Parental Controls".
 

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Hi,
In the Ubuntu Forum there's this thread called Kid Safe that I've just found. I wonder if there are any alternatives there you might consider?

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1679995

Richard
Thanks for thinking of me a few weeks later! :) You know, I never even thought about FF add-ons! I was focusing on stand alone programs! I am looking through the list of add-ons now for one that will do what I am looking for...block EVERYTHING except what's on my allowed list. Thanks!
 
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