Net Nanny Alternatives for Linux

    Net Nanny is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is DansGuardian, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Net Nanny and five of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Net Nanny are Pluckeye (Free Personal), NxFilter (Free), GateSentry (Free Personal) and Truple (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 24, 2021

    1. DansGuardian is an award winning Open Source web content filter which currently runs on Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Mac OS X, HP-UX, and Solaris. It filters the actual content of pages based on many methods including phrase matching, PICS filtering and URL filtering.

      Discontinued

      Latest update in 2012: https://sourceforge.net/projects/dansguardian/files/

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    2. Pluckeye is a filter designed with compulsive users of porn in mind. When Pluckeye is first installed, all images on the Internet are blocked.
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    3. NxFilter is a freeware web filtering software controlling user activity on Internet. You can monitor Internet usage in your network and block user request for websites with NxFilter.
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Banana Pi
      • FreeBSD
      • Raspberry Pi
      GateSentry is a cross-platform proxy server with content filtering capabilities, user authentication system and data consumption statistics. It's built with Golang and free to use.

      Discontinued

      The developers have not updated GateSentry for three years.
      http://gatesentryfilter.abdullahirfan.com/

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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • Kindle Fire
      Truple is an alternative to traditional accountability and parental control software. It works by randomly capturing and sharing screenshots with your accountability partner.
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