Add a "day based" filtering feature.

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    rotblitz

    Yes, but this feature exists. No need to request it. It is a Netgear router with OpenDNS LPC enabled: http://www.opendns.com/support/article/125

    Scheduling and user based profiles cannot be done online only, because an online service doesn't get the needed information. This must be supported locally by e.g. a router, as you have seen with your D-Link device before.

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    blackboat58

    What about the 100,000's of users that don't have/don't want/can't use that specific router?

    Seems like it should be quite a simple to implement and very powerful feature. e.g. move from "Low" filter to "Custom" during work hours to block YouTube and FaceBook. (Try blocking these with normal router based domain name blocking! - if you can block either on all platforms please please post your method here)

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    rotblitz

    "Seems like it should be quite a simple to implement"

    Why are you so sure? Then come up with your detailed technical proposals.

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    blackboat58

    OK - so from my skill level of "knows enough to really screw things up" I wasn't taking into consideration the local DNS cache on each machine. Am I right in thinking that once a machine has accessed Facebook.com it no longer needs to check OpenDNS to resolve that address each time, so while it is technically possible - its also totally pointless!

    Next I will go looking for common IP ranges and domains that I can add to my routers 'time of day' restrictions.

    One step closer to "knows enough to tell other people how to screw things up"!

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    rotblitz

    "Am I right in thinking that once a machine has accessed Facebook.com it no longer needs to check OpenDNS to resolve that address each time, so while it is technically possible - its also totally pointless!"

    Yep, you fully got it!  There had to run local programs on each machine synchronously purging the caches (both, local resolver and browser) in parallel to the OpenDNS scheduling.  With many efforts this could be done by e.g. the OpenDNS Updater too, but would be far over the head of most users.  Most users would do it wrong and cried for support...

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    Brian Hartvigsen

    As this has already been requested before I am closing this for comments.  While you may add your vote to Domain blocking at certain times of day, at this time we believe the Netgear Live Parental Controls integration offers this functionality to end users.

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