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resticting web site access

By camused
Mar 19, 2007
  1. can someone please tell me how to set up a computer to be able to only
    access 1 to 3 websites. all other sites need to be blocked.
    my system has the following;
    xp pro, i.e 7, enabled default guest account which i plan to use for the
    access of the 1 to 3 sites.
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,450   +324

    clarify please; websites are ON your system to be accessed by the GUEST account OR
    Your Guest account is allowed to only access three specific websites and
    deny all other sites.

    Also, Are other logins to be allowed to access any website (key issue).

    Edited by Moderator: Removed quote. There`s no need to quote the post directly above your own, unless you`re only replying to a specific section, in which case you would only quote that section. ;)
     
  3. camused

    camused TS Rookie Topic Starter

    reply

    i would like to limit the quest account to only 3 websites. the other two
    accounts i have set up are both admin accounts and would have full
    internet access.
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,450   +324

    Restricting URLs or IP addresses on a per-user basis is at least difficult and
    to my knowlege, no one has a technology for that.

    The usual filtering (ie restrictions) are implemented at a gateway firewall
    or at a specific system's firewall -- this is reasonably easy to do.

    If you had a second machine for GUEST users (whom I would guess are your children), then
    you create four rules in the firewall, in this order
    allow tcp outbound dest ip xxx1 port 80
    allow tcp outbound dest ip xxx2 port 80
    allow tcp outbound dest ip xxx3 port 80
    deny tcp outbound all dest​
    you find the xxx1,2,3 ip addresses by using
    nslookup www.whatever.com
    for each of the three urls (but leave off the http://)
     
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