How you check websites that people have been on?

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  1. driftwell

    driftwell New Member

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    My boss just asked me to check a computer on our network to see what sites they've been on... how can i check this besides checking the history?

    is there any way to scan cookies or temp internet files?
     
  2. Little Spunky $#!T

    Little Spunky $#!T :cool:

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    Is there not a server that has software on it inclined to do that?

    If not, just simply check the history.
     
  3. driftwell

    driftwell New Member

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    yea... i've done that already... but i wanted something for "technical" or "professional"

    can anyone recommend software that i can install on our servers?
     
  4. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    tell your boss that to keep users from doing things and then covering them up you should have a proxy server between all corporate pc's and the internet connection that logs their use
     
  5. Scoob_13

    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    Or a web filtering device, such as Websense or iPrism.
     
  6. Scoob_13

    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    Or you could spend a fuckton of money and implement MS's solution :o
     
  7. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    You can also look in the cookies folder and see where the user has cookies from.
     
  8. R-Type

    R-Type The Bydo Empire must die!

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    squid proxy on linux or freebsd works well too.
     
  9. driftwell

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    wow.... thanks for the suggestions guys...

    few quick questions... i'm familiar with setting up a proxy but am unsure exactly how I'd be able to track internet usage with a proxy server.

    I checked the cookies... and there wasn't much useful info... it was a lot of nonsense and nothing distinguishable such as www.bangbus.com
     
  10. R-Type

    R-Type The Bydo Empire must die!

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    btw, have you tried looking in:

    c:\documents and settings\<user>\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5

    This directory is hidden and explorer won't even let you view it normally. I usually just go to a command prompt and cd to it, then type 'start .' to open a window there.. if you copy and then open index.dat, you should find a list of visited urls in there as well, amongst all the binary data.

    c:\documents and settings\<user>\local settings\history

    there is also
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/TypedURLs/
    which contain the typed urls of the logged in user assuming he isn't using tweakui or some other app to clear it at shutdown/startup.

    Good luck man..
     

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