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We want to implement quota based internet surfing at our place. Say one should allowed to surf particular site for defined time period only. I am looking for open source solution. Please suggest if any open source solution is available to implement same at small level say 20-30 Desktops.

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Set up a squid proxy server and configure your clients use it. This can be configured to give you fine grained control over how and when your users access the internet.

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@Iain would be very gratefull to you if you can point me to configuration of squid that will assist me todo so – DipakChaudhari Mar 15 '12 at 8:50… – Iain Mar 15 '12 at 9:31

Squid as mentioned by @lain, is an excellent proxy server. There's also SquidGuard plugin for Squid making using the features @DipakChaudhari needs easier, but I'm not exactly sure if SquidGuard is actively maintained or not. Still, take a look at it.

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