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Mark Knecht
Hi,
   My wife is asking if there is an easy way to keep a list of all web
sites visited on a specific computer in the house. I don't know about
such stuff. Is there any way to do that for either Mozilla or Firefox?

Thanks,
Mark

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Re: Visited web sites

C. Beamer
Mark Knecht wrote:

>Hi,
>   My wife is asking if there is an easy way to keep a list of all web
>sites visited on a specific computer in the house. I don't know about
>such stuff. Is there any way to do that for either Mozilla or Firefox?
>  
>
In Firefox:  Edit --> Preferences -->  Select the "Privancy Icon" and
then click the + sign beside History.  You can enter the number of days
that you want to retain history for sites visited.  Enter a number of
days that you think is appropriate.

Regards,

Colleen
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Mark Knecht wrote:

>Hi,
> My wife is asking if there is an easy way to keep a list of all web
>sites visited on a specific computer in the house. I don't know about
>such stuff. Is there any way to do that for either Mozilla or Firefox?
>
>Thanks,
>Mark
>
It would depend on how your home network is set up.  A squid proxy
could work for you.  What are you trying to accomplish?

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Re: Visited web sites

Mark Knecht
On 11/5/05, gentuxx <[hidden email]> wrote:

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> Mark Knecht wrote:
>
> >Hi,
> > My wife is asking if there is an easy way to keep a list of all web
> >sites visited on a specific computer in the house. I don't know about
> >such stuff. Is there any way to do that for either Mozilla or Firefox?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Mark
> >
> It would depend on how your home network is set up.  A squid proxy
> could work for you.  What are you trying to accomplish?
>
Thanks. I'll look into squid. I guess with squid all of that machine's
requests go to this machine and then it forwards stuff on, keeping a
record? Is that the basic idea?

If so, does that mean that all traffic for the machine in question
actually does through the squid machine? If so that might mean too
much wireless traffic the way we are set up.

Or is it just the addresses that are proxied?

As for purpose, as I said earlier my wife wants to know all web sites
that a certain computer on our network visits over time.

Thanks,
Mark

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Re: Visited web sites

Nick Rout
On Sat, 5 Nov 2005 19:48:04 -0800
Mark Knecht <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On 11/5/05, gentuxx <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> > Mark Knecht wrote:
> >
> > >Hi,
> > > My wife is asking if there is an easy way to keep a list of all web
> > >sites visited on a specific computer in the house. I don't know about
> > >such stuff. Is there any way to do that for either Mozilla or Firefox?
> > >
> > >Thanks,
> > >Mark
> > >
> > It would depend on how your home network is set up.  A squid proxy
> > could work for you.  What are you trying to accomplish?
> >
> Thanks. I'll look into squid. I guess with squid all of that machine's
> requests go to this machine and then it forwards stuff on, keeping a
> record? Is that the basic idea?
>
> If so, does that mean that all traffic for the machine in question
> actually does through the squid machine? If so that might mean too
> much wireless traffic the way we are set up.

yes thats the point of squid it is a proxy.



>
> Or is it just the addresses that are proxied?
>
> As for purpose, as I said earlier my wife wants to know all web sites
> that a certain computer on our network visits over time.

trouble with the kids?

>
> Thanks,
> Mark
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Mark Knecht
On 11/5/05, Nick Rout <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Sat, 5 Nov 2005 19:48:04 -0800
> Mark Knecht <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > On 11/5/05, gentuxx <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> > > Mark Knecht wrote:
> > >
> > > >Hi,
> > > > My wife is asking if there is an easy way to keep a list of all web
> > > >sites visited on a specific computer in the house. I don't know about
> > > >such stuff. Is there any way to do that for either Mozilla or Firefox?
> > > >
> > > >Thanks,
> > > >Mark
> > > >
> > > It would depend on how your home network is set up.  A squid proxy
> > > could work for you.  What are you trying to accomplish?
> > >
> > Thanks. I'll look into squid. I guess with squid all of that machine's
> > requests go to this machine and then it forwards stuff on, keeping a
> > record? Is that the basic idea?
> >
> > If so, does that mean that all traffic for the machine in question
> > actually does through the squid machine? If so that might mean too
> > much wireless traffic the way we are set up.
>
> yes thats the point of squid it is a proxy.

OK, but that's like using the word in the definition to a guy who's
never used a proxy. ;-)

I'm still unclear though, and I'm sure I'll find this out either
through reading or use. do all packets for the machine using the proxy
go through the proxy? Or is it more like a DNS server where just the
URL's go through the proxy to figure out what to do?

Right now the machine under observation is on one wireless leg. The
one machine that's on all the time is on anothe wireless leg. Neither
is directly tied to the cable modem. If the traffic pattern looks like

M_OBSERVE -> router -> M_SQUID -> router -> Internet -> router ->
M_SQUID -> router -> M_OBSERVE

The I created a lot of extra wireless traffic, especially since the
machine being observed seems to like to watch a lot of gaming videos.
If it's just addresses, then no big deal. If it's the whole data
stream then it's not going to work well.

On the other hand I have a MythTV frontend that is not always turned
on but could be, I suppose, which is on the router, as are a few of my
audio machines. I'm loath to start putting this stuff on machines in
my studio....


>
>
> >
> > Or is it just the addresses that are proxied?
> >
> > As for purpose, as I said earlier my wife wants to know all web sites
> > that a certain computer on our network visits over time.
>
> trouble with the kids?

:-)

Thanks,
Mark

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Re: Visited web sites

Hans-Werner Hilse-2
Hi,

On Sat, 5 Nov 2005 20:40:02 -0800
Mark Knecht <[hidden email]> wrote:

> > yes thats the point of squid it is a proxy.
>
> OK, but that's like using the word in the definition to a guy who's
> never used a proxy. ;-)
>
> I'm still unclear though, and I'm sure I'll find this out either
> through reading or use. do all packets for the machine using the proxy
> go through the proxy? Or is it more like a DNS server where just the
> URL's go through the proxy to figure out what to do?

No, it forwards all traffic. And there's another thing: You'd have to
configure it at the target computer. That is, one can deconfigure it...
but read below, there's an option...

> The I created a lot of extra wireless traffic, especially since the
> machine being observed seems to like to watch a lot of gaming videos.
> If it's just addresses, then no big deal. If it's the whole data
> stream then it's not going to work well.

Well, in order to log the traffic, you'll have to intercept it.

Probably, a text filtering firewall looking for --dport 80 and
"HTTP/1." at the start of the packet would suffice. You can even use a
firewall to make your proxy into a transparent proxy - i.e., all
traffic is intercepted at network level and redirected through the
proxy. This only works if the firewalling computer is at router level.

Maybe another idea would be to just sniff the WLAN in monitor mode and
use a packet filter to match TCP:80/"HTTP" packets.


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Nick Rout
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On Sat, 5 Nov 2005 20:40:02 -0800
Mark Knecht <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On 11/5/05, Nick Rout <[hidden email]> wrote:
> > On Sat, 5 Nov 2005 19:48:04 -0800
> > Mark Knecht <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >
> > > On 11/5/05, gentuxx <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> > > >
> > > > Mark Knecht wrote:
> > > >
> > > > >Hi,
> > > > > My wife is asking if there is an easy way to keep a list of all web
> > > > >sites visited on a specific computer in the house. I don't know about
> > > > >such stuff. Is there any way to do that for either Mozilla or Firefox?
> > > > >
> > > > >Thanks,
> > > > >Mark
> > > > >
> > > > It would depend on how your home network is set up.  A squid proxy
> > > > could work for you.  What are you trying to accomplish?
> > > >
> > > Thanks. I'll look into squid. I guess with squid all of that machine's
> > > requests go to this machine and then it forwards stuff on, keeping a
> > > record? Is that the basic idea?
> > >
> > > If so, does that mean that all traffic for the machine in question
> > > actually does through the squid machine? If so that might mean too
> > > much wireless traffic the way we are set up.
> >
> > yes thats the point of squid it is a proxy.
>
> OK, but that's like using the word in the definition to a guy who's
> never used a proxy. ;-)
>
> I'm still unclear though, and I'm sure I'll find this out either
> through reading or use. do all packets for the machine using the proxy
> go through the proxy? Or is it more like a DNS server where just the
> URL's go through the proxy to figure out what to do?
>
> Right now the machine under observation is on one wireless leg. The
> one machine that's on all the time is on anothe wireless leg. Neither
> is directly tied to the cable modem. If the traffic pattern looks like
>
> M_OBSERVE -> router -> M_SQUID -> router -> Internet -> router ->
> M_SQUID -> router -> M_OBSERVE

I use ipcop as my internet gateway/router, so all traffic goes through
it, and thats where I run squid. ipcop does it all for you, and you
might be interested in the copplus addon or the squidguard addon from
http://firewalladdons.sourceforge.net/

>
> The I created a lot of extra wireless traffic, especially since the
> machine being observed seems to like to watch a lot of gaming videos.
> If it's just addresses, then no big deal. If it's the whole data
> stream then it's not going to work well.
>
> On the other hand I have a MythTV frontend that is not always turned
> on but could be, I suppose, which is on the router, as are a few of my
> audio machines. I'm loath to start putting this stuff on machines in
> my studio....
>
>
> >
> >
> > >
> > > Or is it just the addresses that are proxied?
> > >
> > > As for purpose, as I said earlier my wife wants to know all web sites
> > > that a certain computer on our network visits over time.
> >
> > trouble with the kids?
>
> :-)
>
> Thanks,
> Mark
>
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