[PLUG] Simple & inexpensive proxy server for community PCs?

Thomas Groman tgrom.automail at nuegia.net
Sun Jun 10 09:15:17 PDT 2018


On Sat, 9 Jun 2018 23:10:04 -0700
Russell Senior <russell at personaltelco.net> wrote:

> Our Personal Telco firmware (based on OpenWrt/LEDE) has a dumb
> bittorrent blocker, and we include iftop and tcpdump as management
> tools.  If you know someone is doing something they shouldn't be, it
> isn't very difficult to figure out which client is responsible, and
> then you can black-hole them and wait until they come to you and you
> can have a gentle conversation with them about appropriate and
> inappropriate usage.  If it's an internal network, it should be even
> easier to have that conversation.
> 
> On Sat, Jun 9, 2018 at 10:04 AM, Bill Barry <bill at billbarry.org>
> wrote:
> 
> > On Sat, Jun 9, 2018 at 3:20 PM Mike C. <mconnors1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >  
> > > I'm doing some volunteer IT work for a small, local non-profit
> > > that has a few Free Geek Linux Mint computers connected to a
> > > Zyxel modem w. 10 mb/s CenturyLink internet connection.
> > >
> > > In the past they've had the typical problems of inappropriate
> > > content and piracy and have received the cease & desist letters
> > > from CenturyLink.
> > >
> > > The Zyxel modem doesn't have much in the way of features &
> > > functionality for content filtering and service or web site
> > > blocking.
> > >
> > > Just using your current setup you can get some content filtering
> > > using  
> > DNS. Opendns provides a free service to do that.
> > https://www.opendns.com/home-internet-security/
> >
> > I don't know if  that will help with the piracy usage though.
> >
> > Bill
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Lots of people use the BitTorrent protocol for legitimate uses too.

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