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Program to remotely block websites

I am trying to remotely block websites on my ubuntu computer to help with procrastination. So something like a program I can install on ubuntu and on a smartphone (or a secondary windows PC) and when ...
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Does Ubuntu offer any client-side methods of limiting access to a server?

I have a home-media fileserver, to which I have connected a new user on Ubuntu 20.04 (via Samba). The file-server is a micro-PC doing the job of a NAS. The new user is aged 9 and would like read ...
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Is there a way to monitor or document screen time?

We just got our 11yo set up with Minecraft Java Edition on Ubuntu 20.04 and he's thrilled, but we had gotten used to the screen time monitoring we had available on his iPad, when that was his only ...
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Locking certain applications

In my family, I'm the computer guy (17yo btw). My brother got a laptop for christmas, and now, not even a month later, he managed to already mess it up (will freeze after a few mins of use and ...
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How to block torrents (GUFW) and secure the block

The question is related to the aggressive-materials free machine. Currently, I am secured by pluckeye software but struggling with access to torrents. I would like to block all torrent traffic, secure ...
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Advice on setting up parental controls/times for my son

I'm new to using linux, but I'm really happy so far as I've managed to repurpose my old laptop from 2010 for my 9 year old so he can do his homeschooling. It had got painfully slow on windows and is ...
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How do I restrict my kids' computing time (application based)?

I came from this similar question: How do I restrict my kids' computing time? But I want to define a weekly computing time (e.g. 3 hours) for a specific application and the days when it's allowed ...
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Parental Control

I have young children who are discovering the wonderful world of the internet, but as it is known it is also dangerous. Some help they recommend to install firewall and parental controls, preferably ...
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Unbypassable way to block all distracting sites / content on Ubuntu?

I struggle with really low productivity due to having ADHD and spending a lot of time on social media. I’ve tried installing extensions to block them but I end up just uninstalling the extensions (...
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disable the use of ubuntu at night with an password

Is it possible to have a similar function as the IOS screen time limitation? For example, for certain time during the day, one could not use the system?
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How to blacklist apps for some users

I'm setting up a computer with Ubuntu 16.04 and I have two users. One called admin with administrator rights, and the other called kids without administrator rights. I want to have the admin user be ...
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Parental Controls on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am wondering how I would set up parental controls on my personal computer. This should allow blocking of all adult websites and should enforce safe search. I am aware DansGuardian and Squid but will ...
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Parental Control on wifi

I'm providing a wifi signal inside my house for my children. Is there a way of filtering the sites they can visit ? or... Is there a way I can watch the sites they are visiting ? I don't have a ...
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Parental control but not restriction [closed]

I would like to have a way to measure the spent time in the computer in each application. In the case of my son, he has an account in the desk computer, he use it for play a game and also to watch ...
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How to require password to edit the file?

(fresh linux user) Can I restrict all users (sudo as well) to enter password to edit the file? I have /etc/dnsmasq.conf file where is websites whitelist specified. I want to set password to allow to ...
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Is there any software that blocks porn on all browsers that I can install?

I have to find a way to block porn sites on all browsers through something system-wide like iptables (just an idea)... Is there any way that I can do that.
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Block social media websites

Several apps have been designed to help people stay away from distracting websites. However, none of the ones I've identified meets my specific needs, which are to block the websites I choose on all ...
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Pre-scheduled daily lock-out periods [duplicate]

I'm looking for an automatic way to lock out our home computer during certain pre-scheduled times of the day. Rather than rolling my own script for doing this, is there some off-the-shelf software ...
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Wireless Parental Computer Control

I have recently convinced my brother to join the Linux side. He has 4 kids and wants to me to connect his desktop with their systems for monitoring purposes. What would be the best way for him to find ...
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Gnome Nanny Questions and some support

Okay, So I know this is floating out there for a very long time, and I know this application is still functional. Before I hear any comments of "set up the computer in an area you can monitor your ...
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How do I set up parental controls on Tahr? [duplicate]

Keep in mind that this question is not asking for merely a time limiter! Please read the full question and see that I also want to limit application and internet access. The solution doesn't have to ...
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Software to block specific internet web pages [duplicate]

I am looking to download some software on an old laptop that runs the Ubuntu Operating System on it. The software that I am interested in is something that will allow me to block specific internet ...
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Can you set up parental controls? [duplicate]

I know this is a rlly dumb question (sorry) but is there a way to set up parental controls on my ubuntu 14.04 computer? Thanks in advance
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How do I block everything on a user account, except Firefox?

I'm trying out Ubuntu on some work PCs, but I'd like everything to be blocked on the users account, except Firefox and Flash Player. Essentially a parental controls application, but for the system/...
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Parental Controls

Just updated my son's PC with saucy & wondered if there is a simple way of adding parental controls to it. I looked into DansGuardian but I don't have a server, and I'm not well versed in ...
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Is there any parental block feature on Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Is there any program that is similar to Window's parental control, which allows site blockage and download blockage?
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Is there anything like Nanny that's still being developed? [duplicate]

Just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for my kids to use. I am concerned about how long they use the PC each day. Is anyone aware of any parental time-limit apps, like Gnome Nanny or timekpr, that are ...
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Set time limits for specific applications (such as games)

I'd like to set time limits for some specific applications (such as games) on Ubuntu. There are various Windows applications that can do this, including HomeGuard Program Blocker, which can limit the ...
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How can I monitor Windows XP internet history over a network? (Im ubuntu 12.04)

I believe my daughter is visiting websites that she shouldn't be on. She does that from a desktop with Windows XP. Is there a program that will let me view what websites she visits over a network ...
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What is the best way to restrict access to adult content?

I bought my kids a PC and installed 12.04 (Unity) on it. The bottom line is, I want my children to use the computer unsupervised while I have confidence they cannot access anything inappropriate. ...
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How do I create a kiosk-mode where only one application runs, no games, etc.?

I want to create a Point-of-Sale (PoS) system with Ubuntu. (i.e. cash register). The system should start with the PoS application, and shutdown when the PoS app is closed. It must be locked down, and ...
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how to check how long a program/application has been running or has run?

Is it possible to set a timer for a running application and save that data somewhere global? I am doing some volunteer work in an internet cafe where kids are the main users and we would like to get ...
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How do I restrict my kids' computing time?

Access to our computer (not only to the internet) needs to be restricted for the accounts of my kids (7, 8) until they are old enough to manage this by themselves. Until then we need to be able to ...
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How do I allow a user to login only every other day? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Parental controls with different settings for different users I would like to allow a user to login every other day, but how would I go about doing that? I would like it to ...
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SelfControl-like filtering

Is there a way to filter site categories for Ubuntu 11.04 just like SelfControl so that I won't be able to pass them i.e, gain access to them by turning something off (for unlimited time)?
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Where's the Gnome Nanny blacklist repo?

I have been looking over the Internet for the Gnome Nanny blacklist repo, and I am not able to find it. In the Help for the application there's a repo called Nanny Central DansGuardian Clone but the ...
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K9-like program that blocks websites?

In windows there is a very good program which block inappropriate sites called K9 web protection I was wondering is there a program like that or a good option to block inappropriate sites?
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How can I set computer usage time limits? [duplicate]

I've got an old computer that I put Ubuntu on for my kids (11, 9, and 7). They're always fighting for who can get on the computer and I'm sick of trying to figure out who has had enough time. Anyway, ...
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Child-proofing an account

I'd like to make an account for my daughter in which: Only the Applications menu is shown. Maybe Places. Definitely no System. The Applications menu only shows the applications I choose for her (...
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Parental controls with different settings for different users

Does anyone know of a good way to set up some sort of parental controls so that one user account is subject to them, but not another? A couple of friends of mine use Ubuntu and have kids (7 to 10 ...