Simple Web filtering

Subscriber "Bernie" writes, "Gizmo I’m the network manager in a school and as such I have the onerous task of having to filter internet content for students. The best way I’ve found so far for doing this is a service called OpenDNS. OpenDNS simply gives you two replacement DNS servers to put into your router and then all requests go through them. They have made a great addition to this by allowing you to filter by category." Thanks Bernie. OpenDNS is great for simple filtering but it also has some other useful features such as preventing access to phishing sites and even correcting your spelling. On the other hand, expect to see advertisements every time you connect to a dead site, and you may also find performance issues. There have also been problems with some VPNs.

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