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Smarter Parental Controls

If you've been using the parental controls options in Mac OS X to lock your child out of using a particular computer late at night, but would like to employ a more clever technique to limit Internet access, turn to MAC address filtering on an Apple base station.

To do this, launch AirPort Utility, select your base station, and click Manual Setup. In the Access Control view, choose Time Access to turn on MAC filtering. You'll need to enter the MAC address of the particular computer, which (in 10.5 Leopard and 10.6 Snow Leopard) you can find in the Network System Preferences pane: click AirPort in the adapter list, and click Advanced. The AirPort ID is the MAC address.

 
 

Internet arachnids

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Internet arachnids will want to check out the public beta release of a new World-Wide Web browser from Mosaic Communications <info@mcom.com>, the company formed from a number of the original developers of Mosaic. I've used their program, Mosaic NetScape, for about a week now, and I'm impressed with its speed, features, and reliability. It comes in versions for Macintosh, Windows, and several flavors of Unix. [ACE]

http://mosaic.mcom.com/
ftp://ftp.digital.com/pub/net/infosys/Mosaic- Comm/Netscape/mac/

 

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