I was thinking about deploying pfSense but then I realized there isn't a solid content filtering option with it. I know there are some squid addons but they seem cumbersome and not fully matured. Being able to filter based on categories is a big plus. Reading around it seems that untangle would be my best bet but the lite (free) version does not have AD integration. Not having it is not a deal breaking but again it would be nice. The content filter would be placed between the firewall and a router so thous features would not be needed.

I have a dedicated server I can run the software on.


Most Firewall distributions include squidGuard as content-filtering solution. An alternative approach could be some dns-side content-filtering, like OpenDNS.


Zeroshell is a Linux distribution for servers and embedded devices aimed at providing the main network services a LAN requires. There is integrated Proxy and AD integration.

  • thanks for the suggestion but I really just need content filtering. Like I said I have a firewall and router in front of and behind this device. – evolvd Dec 10 '11 at 16:08

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