Restrict Internet Usage



Anthony May
07-09-2005, 11:51 PM
Here's my deal. I have a laptop that needs to access only one site on the
Internet and block everything else. It will be a public computer so we don't
want people mucking around on the Internet. This computer is separate from
the company's domain and gets its Internet access through a wireless AP. So
basically I want to configure the computer in a way that I'd be able to only
access like say http://www.google.com and nothing else. I'm not sure if this
can be done out of the box or with 3rd-Party software. Any suggestions?

P.S. The Wireless AP does block sites, but the are exceptions, I want the
reverse where the allowed sites are the exceptions.

Thanks,

Anthony

Mike Fields
07-09-2005, 11:52 PM
"Anthony May" <AnthonyMay@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:40E39666-5332-4A2B-A060-8F893E2A4F5F@microsoft.com...
> Here's my deal. I have a laptop that needs to access only one site on the
> Internet and block everything else. It will be a public computer so we
don't
> want people mucking around on the Internet. This computer is separate
from
> the company's domain and gets its Internet access through a wireless AP.
So
> basically I want to configure the computer in a way that I'd be able to
only
> access like say http://www.google.com and nothing else. I'm not sure if
this
> can be done out of the box or with 3rd-Party software. Any suggestions?
>
> P.S. The Wireless AP does block sites, but the are exceptions, I want the
> reverse where the allowed sites are the exceptions.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Anthony

Well, the first idea that comes to mind is to use a static IP address, set
the
DNS server to 127.0.0.1 (local host - goes no where) and put one entry
in the host file for the site you want to go to with the ip address filled
in.
(of course if they change the IP of the site, it breaks). Well, it is
simple
anyway. Only way that comes to mind to let it only resolve one name.
I guess they could still type in an IP address and bypass the name
resolution
though if they knew it. I'm sure others will have a better solution, but
it's a start.

mikey


Restrict Internet Usage