Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Networking | DNS
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-19-2005, 02:02 PM   #1
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1
Default monitoring the internet in a LAN

Recently my parents had me network our whole house, and I don't know if it matters but i'll describe the layout.

internet > modem > router > three computers on the router and an 8 port switch > four computers and a wireless router > two laptops on the wireless

My parents are always suspicious of what my brother does on the internet but he always manages to hide it. They aren't as good with computers, so they asked me if there was anyway to log any internet activity. Does anyone know of a program that will monitor and log any websites visited through your internet connection?
__________________

__________________
kenny8318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2005, 04:01 PM   #2
Daemon Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 825
Default Re: monitoring the internet in a LAN

did a google and found several ... here's an example: 1spysoftware.com
__________________

__________________
CrossCech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2005, 02:19 AM   #3
Solid State Member
 
-Duck-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 11
Default Re: monitoring the internet in a LAN

watch your language.
__________________
-Duck- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2005, 02:40 AM   #4
BSOD
 
BobTheLOL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,074
Send a message via AIM to BobTheLOL
Default Re: monitoring the internet in a LAN

Quote:
Originally Posted by -Duck-
u dick, dont rat on your brother, just tell your parents there isnt a way. the worst your brother does is look at porn, which is normal man, let him be.
right on!
__________________
BobTheLOL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2005, 06:01 PM   #5
Daemon Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: US
Posts: 676
Default Re: monitoring the internet in a LAN

As an older brother and an adult I have seen what kind of trouble younger bro's and sis's can get into on the net..

I have installed a monitoring software on my litter sisters computer and monitor her activities.

Actmon
http://www.actmon.com/
You have to install it on his computer but the logs can be transfered by network, email or stay on his computer..

Not to worry you can install it in total stealth and he wont know it's there. He wont be able to shut it down or remove it. But you will need his computer to install it on..
__________________
"The Crazy American says.."
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,
the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
BuzzStPoint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2005, 11:06 AM   #6
Baseband Member
 
todd333's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 56
Default Re: monitoring the internet in a LAN

I agree with Duck, dont be a snitch, if your brother is doing stuff he shouldnt be, talk to him yourself and keep your parents out of it. thats what brothers are for. A little porn is healthy

would you like it if someone was spying on you??
__________________
mike
todd333 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2005, 05:25 PM   #7
Daemon Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: US
Posts: 676
Default

But than you can get into my other Neice got into..

Cell bill skyrockets, someone in Ohio has there phone number, address and pictures of my niece.. She gave them all to this guy.. He claims he is 16, maybe so.. But shes 14 and doesn't need to be sending there address on to other people she don't really know...


Parents Monitoring their children should be done more often.. It can be a valuble tool.. And children today wont tell you when they relize they went too far and now trouble is starting..
Next thing you know, your cell bill is high, some guy is calling your phone constintaly , IMs and emails in bad nature and your ISP is mailing you a letter because the IRAA sent them a letter because your IP has downloaded 4000 songs illegaly.

All because you didn't want your parents "Spy" on your little brother. if they aren't doing anything wrong, then they wont get into any trouble.
__________________
"The Crazy American says.."
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,
the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
BuzzStPoint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2005, 08:04 PM   #8
Fully Optimized
 
Dishdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,801
Default Re: monitoring the internet in a LAN

To the ppl that are saying don't spy on him: who do you think you guys are? as BuzzStPoint has pointed out there is a lot of things kid do that they arn't susposed to do on the net. Parents should be keeping track of what you do online at all times. thats y there are so many screwed up kids today because they have parents that don't keep track of what they watch on TV and movies and don't keep track of what they do online. i'm not saying that everybody that isn't supervised is going to end up screwed up but it increases the chances hugely.

kenny8318 tell your parents good job for them to be keeping track of there kid.
__________________
CPU-Intel Pentium 4 630 3.0Ghz / 2MB Cache ~~OS Windows XP SP2
MOBO-Gigabyte 8I915P Duo Pro Intel Socket 775 (PCI-E)~~HDD-Western Digital 160GB(SATA)
PSU-Aspire 500W ATX~~RAM-1GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (512x2 Dual Channel)
GPU-MSI GeForce 6600 GT(PCI Express)~~Monitor Viewsonic VA902B 19" 8ms~~ ATI TV Wonder Pro (TV Tuner)
~~Still to come~~: eVGA e-GeForce 7800 GT
Dishdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2005, 09:32 PM   #9
Fully Optimized
 
Dishdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,801
Default Re: monitoring the internet in a LAN

Quote:
Originally Posted by BuzzStPoint
As an older brother and an adult I have seen what kind of trouble younger bro's and sis's can get into on the net..

I have installed a monitoring software on my litter sisters computer and monitor her activities.

Actmon
http://www.actmon.com/
You have to install it on his computer but the logs can be transfered by network, email or stay on his computer..

Not to worry you can install it in total stealth and he wont know it's there. He wont be able to shut it down or remove it. But you will need his computer to install it on..

Are you using the free one or did you buy it?
__________________
CPU-Intel Pentium 4 630 3.0Ghz / 2MB Cache ~~OS Windows XP SP2
MOBO-Gigabyte 8I915P Duo Pro Intel Socket 775 (PCI-E)~~HDD-Western Digital 160GB(SATA)
PSU-Aspire 500W ATX~~RAM-1GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (512x2 Dual Channel)
GPU-MSI GeForce 6600 GT(PCI Express)~~Monitor Viewsonic VA902B 19" 8ms~~ ATI TV Wonder Pro (TV Tuner)
~~Still to come~~: eVGA e-GeForce 7800 GT
Dishdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2005, 10:06 PM   #10
Daemon Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: US
Posts: 676
Default Re: monitoring the internet in a LAN

I purchased it for my parents.. The "Demo" pops up every half hour notifying of the user..

Even in the Full version, you have have that pop up display any message at any time interval.. Small pop up in the lower right about 2" x 2" . Should also state that you can turn the popup off if you want to run in total stealth.

It logs tons of stuff.. Not as pretty as Spybuddy, But I didn't like the features of spybuddy.. Couldn't send large emails, nor transfer the logs through the network.
__________________
"The Crazy American says.."
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,
the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
BuzzStPoint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2005, 01:56 AM   #11
Golden Master
 
jac006's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 5,810
Send a message via AIM to jac006
Default Re: monitoring the internet in a LAN

A keylogger would work.
__________________
Macbook Pro and Logitech z5500s. All you really need.
jac006 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2005, 03:50 AM   #12
Golden Master
 
Brookfield's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 10,056
Default Re: monitoring the internet in a LAN

Quote:
Originally Posted by -Duck-
u dick, dont rat on your brother, just tell your parents there isnt a way. the worst your brother does is look at porn, which is normal man, let him be.
You're the dik, what's "normal" about watching porn, it rots their brains, & a lot of times can lead to bad behaviour later on in life, get real!! "Duck"
__________________
Brookfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2005, 05:36 AM   #13
Site Team
 
root's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 8,107
Default Re: monitoring the internet in a LAN

I'm agreeing with Duck here, a little oprn is healthy!!! but I also agree with maurice, a lot does rot your brain and could lead to some social problems...

Anyway, the question at hand... I suggest that you set up a computer as a gateway machine and put a proxy server (such as privoxy www.privoxy.org) on it, that way your parents can see where everyone is going and filter whatever sites they don't want yuor little brother to see...

So far as going behind your parents back to decide what to do, I don't really think thats such a great idea, in this case it should really depend on how old your brother is, but also you should respect your parents wishes.
__________________
I didn’t fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian…
Im sick of people saying 'dont waste paper'. If trees wanted to live, they'd all carry guns.
"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; The inherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries."
root is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2005, 11:59 AM   #14
Golden Master
 
jac006's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 5,810
Send a message via AIM to jac006
Default Re: monitoring the internet in a LAN

It's too bad getting addicted to porn is worse than cocaine...
__________________
Macbook Pro and Logitech z5500s. All you really need.
jac006 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2005, 12:30 PM   #15
Golden Master
 
Brookfield's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 10,056
Default Re: monitoring the internet in a LAN

It seems that about two-thirds are against porn, it could be better, but not bad, at least it didn't go the other way.
No more comments on this please, I feel we're close to getting this thread locked for going off the subject, thanks.

Maurice
__________________
Brookfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2005, 01:07 PM   #16
Daemon Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: US
Posts: 676
Default

People seem to stray from the topic at hand and come to assumptions..
In the case of my niece.. She was in chat rooms and has multiple blogs all over plus downloaded untill I came and set things up.

So yes It is important for parents to monitor this.. Some things shouldn't be said for the whole world to see.. I remember as a child we couldn't even talk on the phone unless my parents answered it and knew who it was.. Too many strangers could call.. And when we were left at home, my parents would call to make sure we wouldn't answer the phone.

Its simple to monitor.. And the child shouldn't have any problem with it unless he/she is doing wrong.. If he has the problem... Take the internet away.. At my mothers house I have blocked certain websites and keywords from the router so my niece can't use... simple things like the p2p programs, and download sites.. All this is in protective measures..

In six years she will be an adult and can do what ever she likes...
Parents need to take responsibility for their childrens actions. Simple as that.
__________________
"The Crazy American says.."
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,
the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
BuzzStPoint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2005, 03:02 PM   #17
Golden Master
 
Brookfield's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 10,056
Default Re: monitoring the internet in a LAN

Quote:
Originally Posted by BobTheLOL
right on!
So, another dik like Duk!, I take it by your comments, that you haven't got young brothers, sisters or young children yourself, if you have, god help them, I have a friend who rues the day that he didn't notice that his eleven year old son, was d/loading porn, by the time he was thirteen, he was using chat rooms, which led to him being raped by a known sex offender aged 66, my friend went to pieces, & became an alcoholic, that was three years ago, he is dry now, after six months in rehab, so, yes, it is very important to protect vulnerable young children, not something to mock or take lightly,
__________________
Brookfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2005, 08:40 PM   #18
In Runtime
 
x0r515t's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 236
Default

If you want to monitor all network traffic for all nodes inside your own LAN, you could perform a man in the middle attack on your own router. You can then run a packet sniffer to capture all packets sent to and from your own router. This will reveal all network traffic directed to your router from all nodes on the network. Alternatively, you can just intercept the packets directed to your brothers PC only.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_in_the_middle_attack

Also you could setup a vnc server on his machine, to monitor activities.

http://www.realvnc.com/
__________________
*Join Today*
https://www.computer-forums.net
x0r515t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2005, 01:46 PM   #19
Baseband Member
 
todd333's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 56
Default Re: monitoring the internet in a LAN

I agree with Root as well, it depends on the kids age. If hes old/intelligent enough to outsmart the parents then hes probably old/intelligent enough to grasp what hes doing. as far as porn goes, are there guys here who claim they werent interested in looking at porn when they were boys?? If its porn then the parents could easily block him from looking at porn sites without monitoring his activities.
If the parents are concerned then they should speak to him and try to educate him about things and not be sneaky and spy on him and try to catch him doing something, why not get everything out in the open?
__________________

__________________
mike
todd333 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
×