restricted users

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Fri Sep 12 16:21:36 UTC 2008

On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 01:19:46AM -0500, Don Wilde wrote:

> Greetings, All -
> I want to set up an account for my boy that he can use freely with the
> exception that I can turn off his Internet access at will from my
> root-privilege account. It would be nice if I could also set up a
> limited-access constraint that would allow him some domains with a
> white-list file.
> I'm using KDE4 on 7-STABLE. I need the rest of the accounts to remain
> connected, so a simple ifconfig is not appropriate. He's not experienced
> enough (yet :) to be able to reconfigure things for himself, so if there's a
> KDE config that I can use that'll be fine.
> Thanks in advance for your suggestions! Please reply including my direct
> address as I am not on the list subscription.

Sounds like you are looking for a proxy server.   Check out Squid.
There are others as well as commercial proxy services. 
You may also want to run it in a jail, though I don't know if
that will work, never used jails other than casual tinkering.

> -- Don Wilde
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