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I just want some advice for the implementation of a web filter for a school network. Just want to block some contents and url. A free tool should be fine I guess. Any recommendations? Thanks!

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We're going to need a LOT more information. Size, throughput, do you want to host the filter or use an offsite service? Is this to a server that blocks traffic, or something to install on individual computers? –  schroeder Apr 30 '12 at 15:32
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Squid/Squidguard is kind of the de facto standard for this kind of thing. It's free and runs on Linux. This can work if your intent is to filter all traffic on the border of your network instead of installing a filter on each machine.

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