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Parental Control

We know what this is so lets skip the introduction. You need to have squid 3 installed.

How to Set up Parental Control.

Still using our squid proxy server, download dansguardian. In ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install dansguardian

After installing

gksudo mousepad /etc/dansguardian/dansguardian.conf

look for “UNCONFIGURED” and remove it, save the file then restart dansguardian.

sudo /etc/init.d/dansguardian restart

Porn materials are now blocked. Try it out.

To apply your proxy settings to a home network, configure the browsers to use your proxy server using the IP address of the server machine still using port 8080.


Say Goodbye to Internet Ads

To all you surfers out there. would it be nice not to be bothered (for once) by annoying Ads. Like when you visit say or, you will see a lot of ads on the side of that page which eats up a about 30% of your bandwidth. On top of that, it slows your system down and it is annoying as well. Oh I hate them so much that I wish i could scrape them off my screen.

Heres the trick. In Firefox, there is an add-on called Adblock plus. That does the trick but only if your using Firefox. But what about Opera, Safari, IE and the others. Adblock obviously wont work.

In order to do that, you need to install a proxy server and adzapper to filter out the ads using any browser.

The following intructions applies to Ubuntu Jaunty

Squid 3 and Adzapper Installation

  1. Open Synaptic Package Manager
  2. Search for “squid3 and adzapper” and mark for installation,
  3. Apply
  4. Then your done with the installation

Configuring Squid Proxy 3 and Ad-zapper

  1. On the terminal type “gksudo mousepad /etc/squid3/squid.conf” (less the quotes),
  2. This pulls up the squid3 configuration file. Now at the very top, type “redirect_program /usr/bin/adzapper.wrapper” (less the quotes), and on the bottom type “cache deny all”
  3. Save the file and restart squid3:  “sudo /etc/init.d/squid restart”
  4. thats about all you need to do with squid and adzapper.
  5. Now you need to configure your browser to point to your proxy server.
  6. In Opera its Tools->Preferences->Advanced->Net Works->Proxy Servers
  7. Assign proxy settings using as the address and 8080 as the port,
  8. Visit several sites and you will notice adz being filtered out. Have fun


  1. Configuring Squid and AdZapper to filter ads