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Are there alternative applications for K9 content filtering for ubuntu?

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Have a look at Dan's guardian (available as a package in ubuntu repositories).

Dan's guardian may be installed as a server or on a single machine. Many tutorials are available on how to configure it.

If you are searching for easier to configure, but less secure solutions as they will only filter firefox content, you might want to check these extensions:

Another way to filter content would be to configure SquidGuard to blacklist addresses.

Finally the best content filtering policy I know is to place the child computer in the living room and interact with the child during his/her browsing experience.

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+1 for that last statement. best policy, hands down. –  quack quixote Nov 3 '09 at 7:54

An OS independent solution is OpenDNS.

You set OpenDNS as your DNS provider and then can configure it so that it won't return results for certain categories of sites. I use it and it works well.

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Your link is expired –  ali786 Sep 24 at 8:24

OpenDNS is great, but the IP address is not automatically updated and so you have to check it every day or two. There is software available to do this for Windows and Apple, but not Linux. I tried all the tweaks (scripts) but couldn't get them working.

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See support.opendns.com/entries/23554765 –  nafg Jul 8 at 23:13

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