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My wife's boss asked me today if there's a way they can set up a computer with a web browser that can only browse their business site and nothing outside of it. Something similar to a Kiosk system. Anyone know how to do it? Was thinking of using Fedora Linux for it.

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My wife's boss asked me today if there's a way they can set up a computer with a web browser that can only browse their business site and nothing outside of it. Something similar to a Kiosk system. Anyone know how to do it? Was thinking of using Fedora Linux for it.

The proper way to do this would be to use a proxy server to ensure that traffic is only going to there site. However, you can just use iptables to disallow all traffic not to or from the ip address that hosts the web site. An easier hack would be to make /etc/resolve.conf read only to every one (including root) and not include any DNS servers and just have the name of the site resolve to the IP address in /etc/resolve.conf.

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I just checked their site, and I'd have to allow it to link to roughly 120 other sites that they work with. This is a problem for a kiosk as it would have to allow other pages to be opened and closed. Any ideas?

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You'll have to selectively allow all the domains and/or IP address the computer needs access to. You could use kiosk software and hope that the site doesn't have any links to (say) google, but that's not some thing you could count on.

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If it is Windows cant you goto your Hosts file or something and block all the sites except for the ones you want to allow? or create some kind of intranet? or you could program a web browser that only goes to those sites.. those are just ideas i dont know if they will work though, im pretty much a noobie

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