Parental Control

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Summary help replacing me
Some tools and methods for parental control, protecting and limiting children's activity on the computer.




This program will control the computer usage of your user accounts. You can limit their daily usage based on a timed access duration and configure periods of day when they can log in. The program consist of a daemon which supervises the time allowed for any user, and a client in the traybar, that warns the users about their time running out. Administration is done in a graphical GTK GUI.

Whitelist with Tinyproxy and Firehol

The following description will enable you to filter any user's access to the internet with a whitelist of url-s using Firehol and Tinyproxy. For this, the tinyproxy-git package will be used, because the community package was compiled without transparent-proxy mode.

The tinyproxy-git AUR package:

Firehol is in the community repo.

/etc/tinyproxy/tinyproxy.conf consists of the following changes:

FilterURLs On
FilterDefaultDeny Yes
Filter "/etc/tinyproxy/whitelist"

/etc/tinyproxy/whitelist should hold the url-s that will be only allowed accessed by selected users. A silly example:


/etc/firehol/firehol.conf should contain the following line:

transparent_proxy "80 443" 8888 "nobody root bin myaccount"

where myaccount is my account that should no be filtered by Tinyproxy.