Content filtering in a home network

With two young children starting to make increasing use of the Internet, my attention has turned in recent times to the thorny subject of Content Filtering. This posting is actually going to look at a technical approach I settled upon, however one cannot help mentioning, at least in passing, some of the wider issues involved.


IPv6 – Proxy the neighbors (or come back ARP – we loved you really)

After three articles, where am I with my venture in to IPv6? What have we really achieved so far? Well, in functional terms, not so very much yet!!

To recap:

Here I covered a lot of ground, getting basic IPv6 running on a Linux gateway box connected to an ISP providing native IPv6, while […]

IPv6 – logging and shorewall6

Following on from my early success at get IPv6 running, I soon hit a significant issue: firewall logging.


Now this need not be a “blocker” for everyone, but I take my firewall logging duties quite seriously…!

shorewall IPv4 logging

Currently I have IPv4 shorewall configured to log not using the standard syslog mechanism, but […]

IPv6 at home – a guide to getting started

With IPv6 slowly becoming more visible, it was time to get to grips with it. While absolutely not essential (yet!) it seemed like a fun idea: my ADSL provider offers native IPv6 in parallel with IPv4, and my hosting provider is running an IPv6 beta. So I can do native IPv6 end to end […]