My child has been issued a laptop owned by the school district. The computer security settings are hidden, but it appears to have web access limitations using a Barracuda solution.
The computer works fine if I set up a completely open profile for the computer using the pcWRT settings.
I want to set up calendar restrictions for the computer, but it won’t work. To enable a calendar I must select “Enable Parental Control” in the profile, but as soon as I Enable Parental Control (even with everything else open), the computer can’t open any websites any more. I tried changing the DNS settings in the profile (including System Default), but it doesn’t matter.
Is it possible to enable calendar restrictions in a profile without any other limitations?
So, if you enable parental control for the router, create a profile with parental control off, then put the laptop in that profile, it works. But as soon as you enable parental control for that profile, with all other options (safe search, block VPN etc.) off, and with no calendars created, you cannot see any web sites. Right? What’s displayed in the web page?
Also, do you know what Barracuda technology it’s using? I guess there’s a Barracuda Web Security Agent (WSA) installed on the laptop. Is it using the Web Security Gateway or Web Security Service?
Yes. You described it exactly.
I don’t know what Barracuda technology they are using.
The browser displays the following error page (note that the error message refers to a URL that seems to be only a forward slash):
(The top left of the window has the Barracuda logo) ERROR
The requested URL could not be retrieved
The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve the URL: / Invalid URL
Some aspect of the requested URL is incorrect.
Some possible problems are:
– Missing or incorrect access protocol (should be “http://” or similar)
– Missing hostname
– Illegal double-escape in the URL-Path
– Illegal character in hostname; underscores on not allowed.
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