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is it possible to filter additional sites?

Postby jglanfield » Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:33 pm

We have members accessing NetFlix (not that we didn't see this coming) and have been told it's not possible to block it. Are there any workarounds that would make this possible?

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Re: is it possible to filter additional sites?

Postby russellhltn » Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:47 pm

"accessing NetFlix" how? From thier home, next door? During church meetings?

I'm not sure what is available, but my first thought is to disable the network when it's not needed for chuch use.
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Re: is it possible to filter additional sites?

Postby russellhltn » Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:49 pm

You might also talk to GSD and see if they can add NetFlix to the built-in filter. I'm not seeing a good chuch use for that site.
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Re: is it possible to filter additional sites?

Postby jglanfield » Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:52 pm

russellhltn wrote:"accessing NetFlix" how? From thier home, next door? During church meetings?

I'm not sure what is available, but my first thought is to disable the network when it's not needed for chuch use.


I did post this in the meetinghouse internet forum, I think? Not sure why I'd be concerned with someone accessing NetFlix from home ;)

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Re: is it possible to filter additional sites?

Postby jglanfield » Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:53 pm

russellhltn wrote:You might also talk to GSD and see if they can add NetFlix to the built-in filter. I'm not seeing a good chuch use for that site.


We've called them. Will call back and see how they respond to the request to add it. We only asked them if it were possible for us to block it locally.

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Re: is it possible to filter additional sites?

Postby jglanfield » Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:54 pm

jglanfield wrote:
russellhltn wrote:"accessing NetFlix" how? From thier home, next door? During church meetings?

I'm not sure what is available, but my first thought is to disable the network when it's not needed for chuch use.


I did post this in the meetinghouse internet forum, I think? Not sure why I'd be concerned with someone accessing NetFlix from home ;)


Maybe I misunderstood your question... ahem.

Yes, during church meetings.

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Re: is it possible to filter additional sites?

Postby mcallaghan » Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:23 am

It's been a few months, but I'm going to chime in here. Someone suggested above "I'm not seeing a good church use for that site." Our Venture Crew President just asked if he could show an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation for an upcoming meeting. He wants to watch the episode, which consists of some ethical issues, and then discuss it as part of their ethical controversy forum. NetFlix has it available instantly, which will be easier than trying to find it on DVD. I do agree that great care needs to be exercised over the general use of NetFlix in the building, though.

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Re: is it possible to filter additional sites?

Postby russellhltn » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:02 am

mcallaghan wrote:Our Venture Crew President just asked if he could show an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation for an upcoming meeting. He wants to watch the episode,

That can have issues with Copyright restrictions.
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