Adding the ability to backup ones own settings and to be able to share it with other families to create a strong list that every one has worked on.
After K9 is installed on several devices (computers, smartphones etc.) the settings should be synchronized for all devices.
that people do not want to type in themselves for fear of what people might say. Certain sinister words relating to pornography, sexual deviancy, perverted fantasies, bizarre and dangerous fetishes and underage sex sites and so on. This would mean that they would be blocked automatically without someone having to add them, saving fear and embarrassment but covering all users at the same time, and it would also save people having to think of huge numbers of unpleasant things to add as well.
you should also add a "allow word list"
Backup setting is very important
I want to replace my computer and take with me all what i configured in my k9. Or just copy all configuration of my k9 from one computer to another.
Categories, Expations, Time, Words,.. ect.
My kids do online school through k12, and it is a pain to find and allow all the sites needed for everything they need to access, as they use a few different urls for different things they are working on. it could be cool to have a list of all the allows needed for this, could be "allow" packets to download, and could be for different reasons other than k12. thank you for an awesome service.
(kind of goes with the save/restore/share settings post)
We have many keywords blocked in K9; I have a list in a word file. It takes a long time to type them or copy-paste them one by one. It also takes longer for an admin when they periodically go in for changes with a bunch to add.
What if a list or bunch of keywords could be entered with one copy-paste! I say this idea because it seems relatively easy to execute; it would just need to recognize a type of separator (comma, return, semicolon etc..).
Over the last couple years I've setup K9 a few times including my work computer; it's a big task, namely because of the keywords.
There's always a way to work past even the best filters for internet saavy addicts..including sadly this one. The only way out I can see is to block all categories and allow only specified websites... however manually entering each website is painstakingly long especially when you work at 4 different computers. I have a master list of all websites I need (about 150) & need a way to upload multiple websites at one time.. this would make this program perfect. Thank you so much - 1 John 5:19
Would love to be able to move all the settings/customisations to an additional or new computer in the household. Surely not too hard to be able to export and load the settings?
Dear Sirs, I like very much this web filter but often this is not very effective against the immoral contents, above all using the search for images (like "Google images") and about personal announcements. I did provide Your filter with a very long list of words related with the contents to block, from three letters and in multiple languages ; now the filter is extremely effective, is pratically impossible to view something of dirty. Could You provide a similar filtering list available to all users? Maybe could You interested in mine? The research was very thorough and the result is excellent, and I would share it very gladly with the aim to make the net a better "environment". Thank you very much!
For years I have edited my own hosts file to block websites. That list is extremely long now. If you can allow copy and paste blacklist / import blacklist, that will save me a huge time of typing each address line by line. Thanks!
Instead of having to enter whitlelisted URL's one by one, provide a way so we can enter them in one long list, separated by commas, for instance.
Refinement: export current list to a text file, same format.
it is a time-consuming task to reconfigure the program each time i install it
Import a batch of new "blocked/banned" words from a plain text file, instead of inserting one at a time. Importing words or site blocks via text files is most desired.
Example: black list for all swear words.
This is a feature we are considering adding in a future release of K9 – however, we are wondering if people want it more for “Save/Restore” functionality (for backup purposes), “Share” functionality (to share, for example, white or black lists with friends), or “Central Management” functionality (to keep multiple K9 installations in-sync with one another).
Please give your feedback and suggestions as comments. Also, if you are looking for “Centralized Management” functionality, you may want to also add your votes to the “Remote/Central Management” idea at https://k9webprotection.uservoice.com/forums/84793-general/suggestions/1206565-remote-central-administration
Howard Plumley commented
Inability to share or transfer whitelist settings is becoming a deal breaker. You are apparently still at the same place as last year. If we do a tight category setup there are over a hundred sites we have to add to the 'Allowed' list. We have a dozen systems we are testing (bought licenses). That is 1200 entries I have to type in. Management wants more systems protected and I won't approve more until this issue is resolved. Thank you.
A workaround is to copy and paste your whitelist to an excel sheet and create a macro using iMacros to import the sites.
We really need this option. 16 PC's with over 50 sites to whitelist.
Does anyone have a temporary solution ASAP?
has it been added yet?
Thanks for this GREAT software. I'm an IT and I've a lot of customers using it.
I'm also looking for an option to copy/share setting so I wont need to reset the K9 for every customer.
Thank you !!!
אני מחפש משהו שאני יוכל לעקוב אחרי הסינון אני מנהל קבוצת נוער שהייתי רוצה לשלוט על הסינון שיש להם
configuration backup so i can move to a new machine
Central management is essential to me
For me, it would be for Save/Restore functionality only, and I would like the feature, please.
Maybe you can create roaming configuration
Agree, I need to uninstall and reinstall in order to troubleshoot a network issue. This means I need a configuration backup. Also, I use this on more than one computer, so the ability to duplicate settings would help.
Gerd Wilhelmi commented
I would use it for central management/sync of multiple Mac and pc in the house.
This is a must have as my custom URL lists are extensive (both white and black)
I would use this for backup.
This would save lots of tedium having to otherwise re-enter a long list of URLs or keywords after a reinstall.
Also good for self-modders who "set and forget" their settings and are likely to forget them after not checking settings for a while.
I think a Save/Restore is imperative for backup. Many a time I have had to uninstall and then reinstall and lost all my settings!!!
I am at a virtual school and we have over 300 laptops the stuudents use at home. We are constantly reimaging the laptops and would really appreciate a way to copy settings or to change the product key after install. Is there a file that we could change the product key?
I am primarily interested in the ability to keep multiple K9 installations in-sync with one another (centrally managed functionality). However, the ability to share/give a configuration with another family, is also a great idea.
Here's an easy workaround:
1. Download iMacros at http://www.iopus.com/download/imacros/ and install it.
2. Download whitelist.iim at http://goo.gl/nk8OJ and save in the macro folder.
3. Log in to K9 and go to Web Site Exceptions.
4. Using iMacros, run the whitelist.iim.
You'll now have about 200 sites added to your whitelist with just a few clicks.
P.S. The same method can be applied for blacklists or keyword lists.
I think I have a workaround to export & import lists. Do the Mods let posting the method, or can individuals post links to their lists in Dropbox (with email address) and I'll format it so it can be imported?
Just being able to export a configuration and import to another computer would be a simple and great step forward - just make it a paying feature, even low priced ..