Is this a job for FreeRadius?

Alan Buxey alan.buxey at
Tue Sep 25 11:36:25 CEST 2018

The also skip the technical stuff (which would be proxy based with
authentication) and just go directly to parenting. Have some chats, agree
on some ground rules etc :)


On Tue, 25 Sep 2018, 08:08 Hans-Christian Esperer, <hc at> wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 05:19:00PM -0400, Bret Schuhmacher wrote:
> > Can I use FreeRadius to limit their access to the Internet to exclude a
> > list of blacklisted sites until they prove their homework is done and I
> > flip some bits to make policy changes **PER USER** and allow one child
> > access to youtube without allowing the other child access?
> Well, you could configure freeradius to tell your NAS to put each user in a
> different VLAN, and then since each user has their own VLAN, you could
> implement and dynamically change some policies on the router per vlan. So
> the
> task of freeradius is limited to assigning the VLAN per user, the rest
> needs to
> be done elsewhere, as others have already pointed out.
> But, I know this is a bit off-topic maybe, why would you even want to
> implement
> a complicated technical solution for this? Isn't that time lost spending
> with
> and talking to your kids? As a kid, I would have felt very bad if my
> parents
> had distrusted me so much that they felt the need to implement some digital
> restrictions...
> Cheers
>  HC
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