OS X Server - Restricting Outgoing Website Access

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by jpierre, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I have an OS X server 10.4, and I would like to restrict / disable outgoing http access to certain websites. I have been searching but no luck. Does anyone have an idea on what or how to do it?

    THANKS!
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  2. macrumors 6502

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    Checkout Workgroup Manager under Preferences > Parental Controls. Just set as "Always" and add the sites you want to deny access to. You can base these preferences under User, Group, Computer, or even Computer Groups.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope. Couldn't find it. There are no Parental Controls in Preferences.

    Are you sure about that? Just for the record, I'm Tiger Server.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Parental Controls were added to the Workgroup Manager in 10.5.0. If you have the Leopard Workgroup manager it seems you can apply those settings to a Tiger OpenDirectory.

    Personally my solution would be installing a Proxy Server.
     
  5. macrumors G4

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    A agree about the proxy server. It's the best way plus then you get to filter out pop-ups and ads too.

    But if you only want to block a few web sites then you can do it with some fire wall rules

    If you users are at all sophisticated you are going to have to go the proxy/firewall method.
     

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