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I want to set up a proxy server for a school to prevent users to log-in to site like Facebook, Youtube, etc.

I have no idea how to do this, so I´d really appreciate your help.

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    Google for "phpproxy", and then never ask anything like this on security.se again. I am voting to close this question. – rook Jun 20 '12 at 0:01
  • @ION Are you asking how to set up a proxy in order to block Facebook, or do you want to get past a block on Facebook at school? – schroeder Jun 20 '12 at 15:13
  • @schroeder Yeah, i just want the proxy for block pages like that. – ION Jun 21 '12 at 7:36
  • @Rook excuse the inconvenience. – ION Jun 21 '12 at 7:39
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It may be easier for you all to use a DNS service such as OpenDNS where you can block based on hostnames and/or web categories. This will be a lot easier to setup and maintain if you are not very familiar with IT. Here is the direct link to their web content filtering - https://www.opendns.com/web-filtering

  • +1 This is the right answer for 'rookies' who want to set up a proxy to block certain types of sites. I have clients who use this service. – schroeder Jun 20 '12 at 15:14
  • tyvm guys.. i´ll be working on it =) – ION Jun 21 '12 at 7:40
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You'll probably want to look into a proxy like Squid which can do what you're describing with relatively little set up.

Squid is well documented and heavily used, so it would be a good solution for anybody in either a development phase or in a production environment.

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I would suggest using something like untangle It will give you what you are looking for, and there are a bunch of bolt on features that you can use in addition to web content filtering (which is one of the things you are trying to do).

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