User level control and filtering?
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I've been using Skydog for a while now, and while I wasn't happy with it at first, I've grown to really like it a lot. Unfortunately, they were bought by Comcast (blech) and never delivered the more powerful router/firewall they promised. This morning I woke up to the router being dead. I threw in a crappy DLink that I had, but now I'm having some performance issues with it. More importantly, the Skydog service offered some unique features I really need to replace. I was on PFSense for years before going to Skydog, so maybe I can come back.
User identification based on device. Skydog logs new devices and lets you assign them to a user. You can then apply filtering based on the user. We mostly use this for the kids.
Skydog lets me assign an external DNS service (think Unlocator) to a "user". The external DNS service then acts like the filter.
Can PFSense do these things for me? I looked at DansGuardian in PFSense years ago and it looked like it was going to be a colossal pain to get it set up. Building a PFSense box wouldn't be too difficult for me, but I'd like to know how I'm going to do it before I start putting parts together.