Restrict users from browsing my computer

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Browser security
Network security
User Permissions
User restrictions
hi can any one of tell how can i restrict the users to browse from my computer, but they should be abile to view my home pages
ASKED: February 9, 2009  10:46 AM
UPDATED: February 24, 2009  2:41 PM

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If you are providing web services to other computers, you should use a firewall on the machine limiting inbound connections to port 80 (http) only. All other inbound connections should be dropped. There is also the issue of the web server being secure enough that visitors could not traverse the directories of the system to gain access to other content on the host.

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  • mshen
    When you use browse, do you mean RPC into your computer and see your files or open internet explorer and browse other sites?
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  • SbElectric
    In line with Mshen’s comment ” When you use browse, do you mean RPC into your computer and see your files or open internet explorer and browse other sites?” - are you thinking about restricting guest users to view your file and folders? This can be done on Windows XP environment. You may set up a Guest account with limited access privileges. Then the people signing on as Guest will not be able to “browse” your files and folders under "My Document". But they will be able to browse Internet. If this is not possible then consider “encrypting” the files or at least password-protect them. Microsoft provides easy way to encrypt or password protect files created by major software – Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint. I realize this may not be your ideal choice – but may provide a quick solution.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    I'm not real clear on your question but it sounds like you're just trying to limit the sites that users can go to. If so, you can specify sites in in this manner in Internet Explorer 7 under Tools/Internet Options/Content/Content Advisor.
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