need to log internet sites

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by haeffnkr, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. haeffnkr

    haeffnkr LI Guru Member

    I have a teenager and he knows how to clear the history on the browser, so I need to log the internet sites he goes to. I would like to do this off the router, but If need to install something on the PC, so be it.
    I would have thought this could be done inside Tomato but I can not find anything. I have searched all around today for anything to do this.

    I have a linksys G router and just upgraded to 1.13, If it matters.

    thanks Kevin
  2. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa LI Guru Member

    How about using OpenDNS? It won't separate reports to individual PCs, but rather group you all together.
  3. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    Have a look at It has to be installed onto the PC, it monitors where they go and keeps a log of all sites visited, date and time. I used it and it worked quite well.

    Best of all it's free
  4. Macskeeball

    Macskeeball LI Guru Member

    Software running on a given system can be bypassed by other software running on the same system, and the OS itself can be easily bypassed with a LiveCD. Then again, doing it on the router still has it's own weaknesses: he could use another nearby wireless network if one is available (undetectable) or even reset the router (detectable). Obviously, these security holes would require a certain amount of tech-savvy that your son may or may not have.

    A benefit of doing it on the router with OpenDNS is that it applies to the entire network. Another benefit of the OpenDNS method is that they also provide anti-phishing.
  5. FRiC

    FRiC LI Guru Member

    If you want to do website logging, the router probably needs to run a proxy. Tomato can show the sites being visited in one of the QoS screens, but only as the IP address, not the URL.
  6. madsul

    madsul Network Guru Member

    you could try Wallwatcher it will monitor the router, It runs as a service so you don't need to be logged in and it will resolve ip addresses
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