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Tomato and Access Restrictions for kids under 8 yrs

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by unixfool, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. unixfool

    unixfool LI Guru Member

    I'm running v1.07 of Tomato.

    I've 2 kids that are of the age that they want access to the internet. Their ages are 6 and 8.

    Looking at the Access Restrictions page, it doesn't appear that I can allow access to a group of web pages (disney.com, noggin.com, nickjr.com, megaman.com...) but deny anything else.

    So, I want them to be able to access specified kid pages but deny anything outside of the defined group of web pages.

    Can I do this? If so, how?

    TIA
     
  2. roadkill

    roadkill Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    you can use OpenDNS to only allow certain pages.
     
  3. unixfool

    unixfool LI Guru Member

    Looking at their pages now...

    Thanks for the tip!
     
  4. roadkill

    roadkill Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    your welcome
    :grin:
     
  5. Macskeeball

    Macskeeball LI Guru Member

    I assume you don't want these restrictions affecting your entire network. If you want it to only affect a specific computer, you'll want to change the DNS servers just on that one computer, NOT on your router. You'd have to not use OpenDNS on the other computer(s), and thus would miss out on the anti-phishing benefit of OpenDNS on those.

    If you share a computer with the kids and only want the restrictions applying to your account, you'll have to use software running on that computer in their account as the solution. If you use a Mac, Safari has the ability to only allow sites that you have put in the bookmark bar, and this would be account-specific. Safari is coming to Windows, but it's in beta right now and from what I've heard it has a lot of problems. Firefox and (shudder) IE probably also have ways to this sort of thing, though you may have to use additional software.
     

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