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 From:  Don Munyak <don dot munyak at gmail dot com>
 To:  Brandon Kahler <bkahler at techline dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Web Filtering using Websense/N2H2 integration?
 Date:  Mon, 11 Apr 2005 16:53:00 -0400
Slightly off topic, but have you considered http://www.censornet.com/

I believe It's free open-source.

-Don

On Apr 9, 2005 12:21 PM, Brandon Kahler <bkahler at techline dot com> wrote:
> Searching the mailing list archive turned up no results for Websense or
> N2H2.  The only relevant topics to URL filtering involved proxies such as
> Squid.
> 
> In the FAQ the author makes note of wanting to replicate commercial SOHO
> device functionality.
> http://m0n0.ch/wall/docbook/faq-goals.html
> I think this is wonderful.  I work in K-12 education in Washington State
> supporting mostly rural school districts.  M0n0wall has proved to be a
> wonderful alternative for quite a few small to medium districts looking to
> reducing costs.
> 
> A feature that I would love to see incorporated into m0n0wall is
> Websense/N2H2 integration.  I'm not sure if there are licensing issues with
> implementing/developing such support.
> 
> Here is the Websense link for configuring integration on a PIX:
> http://ww2.websense.com/global/en/SupportAndKB/SearchKB/Display.php?faq=336&
> plat=all&key=&lang=English
> 
> Here is the list of companies that provide integration on their devices:
> http://ww2.websense.com/global/en/ProductsServices/PartnerIntegrations/Firew
> allSolutions.php
> 
> The functionality works something like this:
> 
> The client requests a website on port 80
> The firewall takes this request, forwards the URL to the specified content
> filter server (Websense, N2H2, etc.)
> The server compares the URL with its database and rule set (time based
> rules, authentication, etc.)
> The server then sends back to the firewall instructions to either allow or
> deny the requested page.
> 
> Unfortunately I don't much about the inner workings of the exchange between
> the firewall and the content filter.
> Websense works very well in schools and having transparent integration with
> the firewall/boarder device makes it easy to deploy.
> 
> Thank you,
> Brandon Kahler
> 
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