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[seul-edu] Fw: Re: CIPA filtering

On Mon, 14 May 2001, owner-seul-edu@seul.org wrote:

> To: seul-edu@seul.org
> From: Robert Rickenbrode II <rkr_ii@yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: CIPA filtering
> I do some consulting work for a DC charter school and
> implemented a Squid 
> based proxy/filtering solution earlier this year.  It works
> great.
> I'm just beginning to look in to the exact requirements under
> CIPA, so I'm 
> not certain that Squid can address them all (for example, I
> know I can 
> limit HTTP POST methods via Squid, but I am not certain how to
> differentiate between user information being posted and a
> Yahoo search) but 
> it does do many of them extremely well:
> 1. We can limit and filter access based on a huge number of
> techniques 
> (regular expression searches on the URL, destination domain,
> user name, 
> etc.) and there are freely available lists or plug-ins to help
> with this;
> 2. We can differentiate between students and teachers (Squid
> authenticates 
> each to the Samba server); and,
> 3. We can turn access on/off based on machine IP.
> There is much more to Squid.  These are just some of the
> capabilities we 
> use frequently.
> I highly recommend it.
> Robert K. Rickenbrode II
> rkr_ii@yahoo.com
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