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Porn Blocker - Linux computer - Help!

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I’ve had a very specific question about what porn blocking software will work for the following system:
 
 
LINUX UBUNTU 14.4 or later Computer
 
 
Can anyone help please?

 

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Hello,

Apologies for taking so long to reply. I hope you're still there and reading this.

Try: https://netresponsibility.com/

I think it's in the main repository (sudo apt-get install netresponsibility) and runs an installer script which you need to configure with an account (add one first on the Website). If it's not in the main repo these days then certainly there'll be a PPA somewhere.

Net Responsibility is technically quite sound and difficult to circumvent once installed but it's not that fine-grained in what it reports and it's only tied to that one machine/account. So, if you're sharing different logins with family members it might be tricky (I don't). Ideally, someone (me) needs to reverse engineer and port over Covenant Eyes which is the Gold Standard but sadly no Linux support.

Generally, if you run Linux you're likely tech-savvy which means you know your way around things or other backdoors. I won't list details here. But suffice to say, a layered defence is the best approach. So I'd recommend also:

1) Enable parental controls and adult content filtering on your ISP for your home broadband connection and all mobile devices you have access to.

2) Configure OpenDNS Family Shield filtering on your home router. This is very good and easy to setup and stops a LOT (including indirect routes like proxies/anonymisers): https://support.opendns.com/entries/46060260-FamilyShield-Router-Configuration-Instructions

3) Enable "Safe Search" by default in your Google profile and on your mobile devices. (Annoyingly they seem to occassionally revert this when it's updated on Android from time-to-time so check it's enabled periodically in the settings).

4) Restrict Android Play Store to PEGI7 or PEGI3 (Child Safe) so you don't download any applications which can be used as a substitute or give other paths for acting out. Set a random PIN that you won't remember.

This way, you have to disable several safeguards to get to porn and hopefully if you find yourself going down that path then you can check yourself before it becomes full blown. That is, the best course of action is simply to switch off your computer and walk away for 20+ minutes (RUN) and do something else until you don't feel triggered anymore.

There are obviously other physical things you can do too like placing your computer in a family-public location. I know also indirectly of one guy who put his PC by the window with no blind/curtains deliberately.

Ultimately, none of these is going to be 100% foolproof in stopping access to sexual content - that's down to you. But they can help you.

Also consider changing your browser homepage or bookmarking: https://emergency.nofap.com/

 

 

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Thanks Rob, much appreciated! Sorry, just thought I'd check the forum and found you'd replied!!!

 

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