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  • DNS reports / statistics ?

    Hi guys,

    A customer is wanting to keep an eye on employees' internet usage, is there a way of logging / reporting or getting statistics from SBS DNS? Or a reporting plugin perhaps??

    Many thanks

    Dave

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    Re: DNS reports / statistics ?

    Nothing built into Windows. If tracking internet usage is important, you may consider implementing a proxy solution. The information collected by the proxy server will be much more accurate than trying to derive that information from DNS queries.

    There are a lot of proxy solutions available both in software that you can load on a the individual workstations (such as Blue Coat's K9 client), to loading a proxy app on a server, to dedicated appliances. In addition, for small networks, you may look into replacing the edge internet router with one that has URL filtering built into it so that it can track internet usage.
    JM @ IT Training & Consulting
    http://www.itgeared.com

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    • #3
      Re: DNS reports / statistics ?

      Thats what I thought but thanks for clarifying. Yeah I was looking at using pfsence with the squid plugin but will look into your suggestions before making any decisions.

      Many thanks

      Dave

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