OS X Server - Restricting Outgoing Website Access

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

  1. jpierre macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2008
    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?

  2. fall3n macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2006
    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. jpierre thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2008
    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. 0racle macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2007
    North Carolina
    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. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    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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