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    monitoring web use (6.0)

    Can anyone recommend a simple software program that would monitor what websites my 14-year-old son has gone to when he's online? He knows how to delete websites from the history pane of IE. I've googled monitoring software, and everything I've found is way too severe! I don't need to see every one of his keystrokes or know what his email says. I just want to know what websites he's visited. Is there maybe some tool for doing this already inside IE that he wouldn't know about? (Yeah, right...)
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    Re: monitoring web use (6.0)

    The volume of data's hideous, but if you buy a hardware "appliance" firewall, it can log the sources and destinations of the packets coming in and going out. I've only had experience with an old SonicWall, which you point at a computer running a syslog daemon, and it captures the complete host names (e.g., www.wopr.com), and most of the URLs (really long ones are truncated), to a mammoth text file.

    It might be easier to buy some spyware that runs on the PC itself in an unobtrusive way.

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    Re: monitoring web use (6.0)

    Charlie--
    Using terms like "kids safe browse/search"/or "monitor kids surfing" will bring up many of these using google, msn, lycos, hotbot, ect. One free one you can try is Web Spy/I Spy and Google Safe Search Filtering might help.

    SMBP

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    Re: monitoring web use (6.0)

    What type of internet connection do you use? I ask because something like the LinkSys Cable/DSL router has a limited ability to log web sites visited, and you can password protect access to the router's web pages.

    HTH

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