Graphical Browsers: Kiosk Mode and File Security
shawg at nslsilus.org
Fri Sep 22 11:12:23 EDT 1995
Our public library is about to provide access to the Web for patrons
using a graphical browser. Ideally, we would like to limit functions
available to patrons by executing the browser in a kiosk-type mode, but
those I've looked at (namely, Mosaic and Netscape) do not allow for any
printing functionality. (Indeed, running Netscape with the "-k"
parameter provides users with no options at all!)
Does anyone know of a stable graphical browser for the Windows
environment that can either be (1) executed in a kiosk mode that allows
for printing or (2) customized to only permit for functions we would like
to give our patrons at this time?
And one more thing --
We're accessing the Internet from a Novell NetWare 3.12 LAN from PCs with
hard drives. Even in kiosk mode, if a patron decides to FTP a file, a
Save As... dialog box appears displaying the contents of the hard drives
and the network drives. (Of course, in full-function mode this
information is readily available from any number of File... menu options.)
I'd really only like for the patrons to have the option of saving to the
3.5" A: drive, and not be able to peruse the rest. Can anyone recommend
a good, fairly inexpensive, solution?
Thanks so much!
Skokie Public Library
shawg at skk.jcpl.nslsilus.org
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