Set up JusProgDNS on Apple Macintosh computers running MacOS
With JusProgDNS you can set up a child and parental control filter for the Internet on any Apple Macintosh desktop computer and on any MacBook with macOS operating system (formerly: Mac OS X) with just a few clicks.
The protection then applies to all users of the Mac and works for all browsers installed on it, regardless of whether you or your child use Safari or Firefox, for example.
JusProgDNS Software for Mac
JusProgDNS offers a dedicated software for Macbooks and Macintosh desktop computers. The software automatically makes all the necessary settings in the name servers for JusProgDNS and can manage different parent and child profiles with individual age levels in a user-friendly way. Download:
The Mac software of JusProg is protected against uninstallation with the Mac admin password. If underage users have changed the JusProgDNS name server settings, they are automatically reset when the child profile is set.
The DynDNS username can also be stored in the software, which you will receive after logging in to www.jusprogdns.com. With this, the Mac child protection program automatically transmits the necessary information (your own IP address) so that your profile settings made at jusprogdns.com can be assigned.
… should you prefer to make the settings yourself instead of using our Mac software:
Step-by-step instructions for JusProgDNS parental control on macOS operating system.
You must have admin rights on the Mac to set up JusProgDNS by changing the name server setting. If you have not set up user administration on your Mac, you should already have the appropriate rights.
First, call up the “System Preferences” by clicking on the corresponding icon on the Mac desktop.
Alternatively, you can also click the apple icon in the upper left corner and then choose “System Preferences” from the selection.
Then select the “Network” icon in the opened macOS System Preferences.
A list of connections opens. Select the connections for which you want to set up JusProgDNS. If the Mac or MacBook is online with multiple connections (e.g. LAN cable and WLAN), then you should perform the following steps for all connections.
Active connections are marked in macOS with a green dot and the signature “Connected”.
Once you have selected the connection by click, click “More options…” in the bottom right corner.
In the window that opens, select the “DNS” tab
Click on the plus sign in the lower left corner
Select the appropriate age level from the box below and open the information by clicking on the plus sign.
Enter the IPv4 addresses of the desired age level, the 1st IP first and then the 2nd IP. The dots are already between the fields, so you only need and may enter the numbers.
If you also use IPv6 (this depends e.g. on the settings in your DSL box), add the two IPv6 addresses as well. If you are not sure, you can add the IPv6 addresses in any case, it can’t hurt.
Attention: Be very attentive when entering the IP addresses. Even small mistakes can lead to the fact that you can no longer surf the Internet with your Mac or MacBook. However, you can then correct the entries.
If IP addresses are already entered in the field, take a cell phone photo of the entries to be on the safe side – this way you can easily reset these IP addresses. Then click on the IP addresses you do not want and to delete them click on the minus sign at the bottom. For protection to work with JusProgDNS, you must only use JusProgDNS’s name servers (IP addresses), no others.
If you have entered all the IP addresses of JusProgDNS one after the other, then click “OK” at the bottom right to confirm. Usually you will be asked to enter your Mac-Admin-Password for security reasons.
The JusProg parental control program for macOS is now ready to be set up, the parental control filter for the Internet on your Mac or MacBook is active.
Test whether the entry of JusProgDNS in your Mac works.
Before letting a child surf on the terminal, as an adult (without your child present), first test if JusProgDNS is properly set up in your Mac or MacBook and if the child filter for Apple Macintosh operating system macOS filters and works properly.
To test the JusProg macOS parental control program, first call the website of the children’s search engine www.fragfinn.de to try whether the Mac can still surf the Internet. fragFINN is unlocked “from 0 years” and therefore accessible at all ages. Then call up, for example, the website of a porn site known to you (e.g. on the media) and check whether a blocking page is displayed instead of the erotic content. If you call up an https page, the connection is terminated (gray browser window).
If the test is successful on your Mac, you can let your child surf the Internet with the Mac / MacBook. If the test is not successful, please check whether you have correctly completed all entries and steps during the setup and, if necessary, refer to the FAQ on this website.
Normally admin rights on the Mac or MacBook are required to change the name server settings. After entering the IP addresses you have to confirm the saving by entering your Mac admin password. Your child should not know this password.
If the password is not requested and your child is already at an age where he/she could change nameserver entries again, then set up the request with admin password again for the bypass protection.
The setup of the admin password is described on the Apple Webseite.