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Ramona Andreea
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
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Hi,

I want to create a java application that blocks the browser to open a list of urls and pornographic sites. I don't know where to start. Can anyone help me with some advices?

Thanks,
Ramona
Joe Ess
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If this is for your own use, the $40 for Net Nanny or similar software would probably be worth it. $40 wouldn't pay for an hour of my time, and this project is non-trivial.
If this is for an academic exercise, you should start with understanding how networking works in Java.


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Ulf Dittmer
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If you want to do some programming yourself, start with Muffin HTTP proxy and add whatever additional features you can think of.


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Ben Power
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Ulf Dittmer wrote:start with Muffin


This looks interesting to me as well, but the link to the zip file is dead. I checked sourceforge, and the latest package is ten years old. Is there a more up-to-date repository out there? Or did I miss something?

Ben


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Ulf Dittmer
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No, it really is that old. I wouldn't necessarily recommend that for everyday use -although it probably still works as well as it did back then- but for someone who wants to do some programming in this area it might be a good start.
Ramona Andreea
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Thanks Ulf,

I found the Muffin and I found anoher one PAW, but I want to start with some theory for understanding the process and then to develop one or to use an open source.

Ramona
 
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