I ran across a great site today for people with kids or just want to filter traffic on their network. I have 3 kids and I just bought my 5 and 3 year old a macbook to share. When I ran across http://OpenDNS.org I thought wow this would be a great time to do some filtering to keep them from coming across something they shouldn’t.
It’s very simple to create an account and set it up since it is based on DNS. Since it is based on DNS it is easy to work around, but I figure it will be a few years before my kids get to that point.
One issue I ran into though is their documentation for the Mac is based on a wired ethernet connection. Who uses patch cables at home anymore? Luckily I found a link to a site that shows how to get around this on the Mac. You can read about hit here: http://qmail.jms1.net/djbdns/osx.shtml#dhcp-nameserver