Hello, my name is Manny and I felt the urge of trying to get this information to whoever wants or needs Kosher internet without paying for services that offer just that. When I mean kosher Internet, I mean an Internet connection with a restriction to adult websites. So if you are looking for a solution to get your PC or MAC “Kosher” this is a good start.
Ok, lets start shall we. So, there are many services out there like “NetNanny” and “KosherNet” etc.. etc.. these services are all ok BUT they cost money. I am not here to tell you not to spend money on such a service however, I am here to tell you that you can get the same service (or even better.. you decide) for free. So how do we get a free kosher internet connection you ask? Good question with 2 simple answers: To those who prefer downloading a family filter software which is pretty good I must say there is a company called “Bluecoat”. They developed a free software called “K9 Web Protection” and it’s FREE. Just insert your email and you’ll receive a free license code to your email.
For those of you who don’t like installing software and still want strong protection and want to block out all adult websites – well the good news is that there is a service called ” OpenDNS FamilyShield the service is pre-configured to block adult websites across your Internet connection. Just turn it on and go. The filter is always up-to-date, adding new sites 24/7.Instantly blocks access to adult websites. No complicated configuration.
But how do you use it you ask? Good question. For those of you who know how to change the DNS settings in Windows you can simply change the DNS to OpenDNS’s DNS IP addresses which are:
OpenDNS: FamilyShield’s IPs are:
How does it work? Well, I’ll try to explain it as simple as possible. Every internet connection goes through a “DNS which stands for “Domain Name System” so once you add your own DNS server your browser will check if the website you are trying to reach is in the “BLACK LIST” of adult, spyware and generally bad websites. If the website is “Kosher” then it will automatically let you in the website (without any speed issues). If the website isn’t kosher – It will show a “blocked” themed page and will dissallow the entrance to that website.
How to change to OpenDNS IPs in Windows:
I developed a very small tool that will change your DNS settings in a heartbeat. All you have to do is click here to download and run the .exe file – this will automatically change the DNS on your computer without having to do anything. Once opened, your computer should be 100% setup to the OpenDNS Family filter for free.
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