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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:59
Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:19
I want to know if there is a way i can monitor my LAN network. I want to keep an eye on my 12 year old cousin, and dont want him to browse some random weird suff on internet. He is too much into warez and vulnerable online gaming sites. This puts the him at risk at too young age. Obviously i dont want to crackdown on him at random but quietly monitor so that i can guide him through.
Is there a way i can monitor and if required block certain sites/ URL's ( no windows used its a live user for an ubuntu distro), i am looking for something at the network level (on router level).
I have a beetle 450TC1 wifi router with one wired desktop and two laptops:
One is my own (dual boot win7 and ubuntu distro) - running on wifi
My cousin's (for safety i gave him a live user bootable linux distro - bootable from USB stick) - no installed OS - running on wifi same network
Is there a program i can deploy on admin level of router or on LAN to monitor my traffic. May be if possible this would also serve as a bandwidth monitor and give me an estimate of my monthly usage.
Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:59
Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:08
Posted 12 November 2012 - 13:14
Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:42
-- All my clients get the dns servers that i list here. i.e OpenDNS and not my ISP DNS.
Use discovered only sounds like it will be using your ISP dns? Does it hand that out to your dhcp clients, or hand out the 2 you have listed there - opendns?
/etc/ddclient.conf: daemon=300 syslog=yes mail=root mail-failure=root pid=/var/run/ddclient.pid ssl=yes use=web, web=myip.dnsomatic.com protocol=dyndns2 server=updates.opendns.com login=your_email_address_registered_with_OpenDNS password=your_OpenDNS_password Your_OpenDNS_network_label /etc/default/ddclient: run_ipup="false" run_daemon="true" daemon_interval="300"
Posted 13 November 2012 - 13:38
Posted 13 November 2012 - 16:00
- did not change this value for ip renewal, just copied it for testing.
Thats right, and they suggest using ddclient for linux platforms.
You can have any client on your network keep your dynamic IP updated with opendns using their client software if your router does not support it.
Yes i have two machine running windows, but i want to monitor a linux based machine that my brother uses. Once i test it on my linux machine, i'll configure his too to use ddclient (i have a dual boot), which is y m stuck with ddclient.
Do you not have Any windows clients or mac clients somewhere on your network??
Posted 13 November 2012 - 16:08
Posted 13 November 2012 - 16:56
Posted 13 November 2012 - 17:20
Posted 14 November 2012 - 13:31
oh my bad, I read ddclient as dhclient
Sure you can use ddclient on a linux box on your network to update opendns. But why not just use one of your windows box - much simpler!!
Are you currentlly using dnsomatic? I believe you can use that to update opendns, so you would not need ddclient running on a linux box on your network.
Like I said lets get it working - then you can worry about updating your dynamic IP.. Just refrain from rebooting your router for a few minutes so your IP doesn't change
You can always update your IP via their website on opendns if need be.
If your router supports dnsomatic, or you update it with ddclient or windows client, script, etc.. It can auto update opendns for you - no need to point ddclient to opendns, or run opendns client on windows box in your network, etc
If you are using windows, OpenDNS offers a program for those who have dynamic IP address's, you can download it here
Posted 14 November 2012 - 14:26
Posted 14 November 2012 - 15:50
Edited by Koshur, 14 November 2012 - 15:57.