Can I restrict network access instead of terminal session?

Asked by Jim Rowland

I'd like to set my kids' computers up so that their network access is restricted, not necessarily their ability to use the computer. I'd like to allow them to use their computers for their homework, games, music, etc., whenever they want. But I'd also like to limit their online time to 2-hrs per day between the hours of 5pm and 9pm on weekdays and 3-hrs per day between noon and midnight on weekends.

Can I use (or tweak) timekpr to do this?

Computer setup is Ubuntu 10.04, with a "parents" admin account and a "Kids" user account.

I'm not a very technical user yet, so if this /is/ possible, I would need some hand-holding.


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Best Even Nedberg (nedberg) said :

No, timekpr is not intended for this use. I don't think you could tweak it to have this ability either.

I know some routers have this built in. I would look into that if I were you!

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Jim Rowland (jim-jimandheather) said :

Ok, thanks. I appreciate the response. I was hoping that I could have it execute some sort of "disable network interface" instead of execute the "logout" stuff. I've got the router setup to turn off their connection, but the idiot neighbors (3 of them) have unsecured WAPs.

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Jim Rowland (jim-jimandheather) said :

Thanks Even Nedberg, that solved my question.