[Wolves] gnome nanny

Barry W baza41 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 1 18:15:15 UTC 2014

I was thinking along those lines myself, using script to deny access.
Problem is this is beyond my skill level with linux :) So any pointers on
how to do this very welcome.


On 1 February 2014 17:45, Simon Burke <simonb at fatsportsman.eu> wrote:

> On 1 Feb 2014 14:47, "Barry W" <baza41 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > A friend of mine is using a Debian laptop and wants to be able to limit
> the times users can have access to the internet. (no net after 11pm til 9am)
> >
> > I know a bit more about Linux than them so they asked me to sort it. I
> had a quick Google and Gnome Nanny seemed like the  ideal fix. Alas, I was
> unable to find a .deb of this package and attempts to compile keep failing.
> >
> > So my question. Is there somewhere I can get the .deb?
> > Is there any other way to time restrict access to the internet?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Barry.
> >
> I know this might not be the kind of answer you may want,  but would doing
> something with cron at those times not be the easiest option?
> For instance schedule a script to run at 11pm that takes the default
> gateway out and schedule another to put it back in when you want to enable
> net access again.  Maybe running ever so often to check its still gone to
> persist Reboots.
> I'm assuming that the user's do not have root access as installing a
> package could easily be circumvented of they had anyway.
> Thanks,
> Simon
> Ps,
> Excuse my brevity as I am typing this on my phone.
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