OFF TOPIC - Blocking Internet Activity

Thanks for all your help guys - I really appreciate it!





Michelle Von Bokern

Office Manager

Advance Engineering Co.

PH: 630-628-3445

FAX: 630-628-3449

mvonbokern@... <mailto:mvonbokern@...>

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From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Butch Menge
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 9:25 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Vantage] OFF TOPIC - Blocking Internet Activity



Go into IE and tell it you have a proxy server and put in a bogus
address. Select the bypass proxy for local addresses and enter in the
address of the mmorpg and any other addresses you want the person to
have access to.

Butch
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From: vantage@yahoogroups.com <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> ] On
Behalf
Of Michelle VonBokern
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 6:49 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Vantage] OFF TOPIC - Blocking Internet Activity

One of my friends yesterday was asking me if there was a way to block
all internet activity on a computer for her daughter *with the
exception* of an online mmorpg (massive multiplayer online role playing
game) game the family plays together. This mmorpg (Final Fantasy XI) has
its own browser window.

I originally told her I could find out how we could do a batch file to
have FFXI automatically load on boot up. However, she wants her daughter
to have access to the rest of the computer, just no other internet
access at all besides this one game.

Any suggestions?

Michelle Von Bokern

Office Manager

Advance Engineering Co.

PH: 630-628-3445

FAX: 630-628-3449

mvonbokern@... <mailto:mvonbokern%40advengcorp.net>
<mailto:mvonbokern%40advengcorp.net>
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<mailto:mvonbokern%40advengcorp.net> >

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One of my friends yesterday was asking me if there was a way to block
all internet activity on a computer for her daughter *with the
exception* of an online mmorpg (massive multiplayer online role playing
game) game the family plays together. This mmorpg (Final Fantasy XI) has
its own browser window.

I originally told her I could find out how we could do a batch file to
have FFXI automatically load on boot up. However, she wants her daughter
to have access to the rest of the computer, just no other internet
access at all besides this one game.

Any suggestions?







Michelle Von Bokern

Office Manager

Advance Engineering Co.

PH: 630-628-3445

FAX: 630-628-3449

mvonbokern@... <mailto:mvonbokern@...>





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A simple software based firewall (Zonealarm? Not sure what is good
consumer-wise these days) should be able to block all ports except for
the ones that the game is using. Find out which ports it uses and block
all others, password protect firewall.



There are probably other ways, but this seems easiest.



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From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Michelle VonBokern
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 9:49 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] OFF TOPIC - Blocking Internet Activity



One of my friends yesterday was asking me if there was a way to block
all internet activity on a computer for her daughter *with the
exception* of an online mmorpg (massive multiplayer online role playing
game) game the family plays together. This mmorpg (Final Fantasy XI) has
its own browser window.

I originally told her I could find out how we could do a batch file to
have FFXI automatically load on boot up. However, she wants her daughter
to have access to the rest of the computer, just no other internet
access at all besides this one game.

Any suggestions?

Michelle Von Bokern

Office Manager

Advance Engineering Co.

PH: 630-628-3445

FAX: 630-628-3449

mvonbokern@... <mailto:mvonbokern%40advengcorp.net>
<mailto:mvonbokern@... <mailto:mvonbokern%40advengcorp.net> >


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Thanks Brian :-)





Michelle Von Bokern

Office Manager

Advance Engineering Co.

PH: 630-628-3445

FAX: 630-628-3449

mvonbokern@... <mailto:mvonbokern@...>

________________________________

From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Brian Bricker
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 8:50 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Vantage] OFF TOPIC - Blocking Internet Activity



A simple software based firewall (Zonealarm? Not sure what is good
consumer-wise these days) should be able to block all ports except for
the ones that the game is using. Find out which ports it uses and block
all others, password protect firewall.

There are probably other ways, but this seems easiest.

________________________________

From: vantage@yahoogroups.com <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> ] On
Behalf
Of Michelle VonBokern
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 9:49 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Vantage] OFF TOPIC - Blocking Internet Activity

One of my friends yesterday was asking me if there was a way to block
all internet activity on a computer for her daughter *with the
exception* of an online mmorpg (massive multiplayer online role playing
game) game the family plays together. This mmorpg (Final Fantasy XI) has
its own browser window.

I originally told her I could find out how we could do a batch file to
have FFXI automatically load on boot up. However, she wants her daughter
to have access to the rest of the computer, just no other internet
access at all besides this one game.

Any suggestions?

Michelle Von Bokern

Office Manager

Advance Engineering Co.

PH: 630-628-3445

FAX: 630-628-3449

mvonbokern@... <mailto:mvonbokern%40advengcorp.net>
<mailto:mvonbokern%40advengcorp.net>
<mailto:mvonbokern@... <mailto:mvonbokern%40advengcorp.net>
<mailto:mvonbokern%40advengcorp.net> >

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Many ISP's now offer security suites for free. I have Charter Broadband
and they offer a suite that allows this. Maybe check your ISP website to
see if they offer something similar.

Todd

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From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Brian Bricker
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 9:50 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Vantage] OFF TOPIC - Blocking Internet Activity



A simple software based firewall (Zonealarm? Not sure what is good
consumer-wise these days) should be able to block all ports except for
the ones that the game is using. Find out which ports it uses and block
all others, password protect firewall.

There are probably other ways, but this seems easiest.

________________________________

From: vantage@yahoogroups.com <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> ] On
Behalf
Of Michelle VonBokern
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 9:49 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Vantage] OFF TOPIC - Blocking Internet Activity

One of my friends yesterday was asking me if there was a way to block
all internet activity on a computer for her daughter *with the
exception* of an online mmorpg (massive multiplayer online role playing
game) game the family plays together. This mmorpg (Final Fantasy XI) has
its own browser window.

I originally told her I could find out how we could do a batch file to
have FFXI automatically load on boot up. However, she wants her daughter
to have access to the rest of the computer, just no other internet
access at all besides this one game.

Any suggestions?

Michelle Von Bokern

Office Manager

Advance Engineering Co.

PH: 630-628-3445

FAX: 630-628-3449

mvonbokern@... <mailto:mvonbokern%40advengcorp.net>
<mailto:mvonbokern%40advengcorp.net>
<mailto:mvonbokern@... <mailto:mvonbokern%40advengcorp.net>
<mailto:mvonbokern%40advengcorp.net> >

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Go into IE and tell it you have a proxy server and put in a bogus
address. Select the bypass proxy for local addresses and enter in the
address of the mmorpg and any other addresses you want the person to
have access to.

Butch
________________________________

From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Michelle VonBokern
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 6:49 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] OFF TOPIC - Blocking Internet Activity



One of my friends yesterday was asking me if there was a way to block
all internet activity on a computer for her daughter *with the
exception* of an online mmorpg (massive multiplayer online role playing
game) game the family plays together. This mmorpg (Final Fantasy XI) has
its own browser window.

I originally told her I could find out how we could do a batch file to
have FFXI automatically load on boot up. However, she wants her daughter
to have access to the rest of the computer, just no other internet
access at all besides this one game.

Any suggestions?

Michelle Von Bokern

Office Manager

Advance Engineering Co.

PH: 630-628-3445

FAX: 630-628-3449

mvonbokern@... <mailto:mvonbokern%40advengcorp.net>
<mailto:mvonbokern@... <mailto:mvonbokern%40advengcorp.net> >


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