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Old 08-15-2004, 05:06 PM   #1
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network access control with transparent proxy server


I'm running gentoo.
I've installed squid and shorewall, and have a pretty good idea as to how shorewall works and how to set it up. Squid...I'm still figuring out.

I was wondering if maybe someone has a suggestion as to a better way of attacking my problem. I want one computer to act as the router, firewall, etc. Then, when anyone connects to the network with their computer, and open up a browser window, I want to redirect whatever they do to my internal website which will ask them for special credentials. Then after that, if successful, I want them to be able to search whatever websites and do whatever they want.

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random connections |
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In shorewall, I see you can to mac filtering for whitelists, but I didn't see a way to do this dynamically. Also, when a mac isn't found in a list, I can only reject or drop the request, I can't tell it to redirect....or can I? I hope someone can help me figure this out...i've been beating my head against the wall for hours now

Thanks.
-Nimesh
 
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