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Old 12-23-2007, 11:10 AM   #1
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Alternative to Samba login


What I would like to do is have everybody at our college access the internet through a Ubuntu Squid set up.

I felt that a Samba login script could be the answer, however, some of the machines are running Windows XP home which does not have this functionality.

The same Ubuntu Machine is running a DHCP server.

I want everybody who uses the Internet to be identified by user name and password, without which I want their network access to be restricted or blocked.

Is there a provision in the DHCP server to authenticate users?

How about squid? Can that be used to authenticate users?

How would you set it up?

I also want to run a backup system through something like Amanda or Unison.
 
Old 12-24-2007, 04:13 AM   #2
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why is authentication only relevant to the internet? surely you shoul dbe using machine level accounts in the first place?? if you want non-AD accounts managed under windows, check out pGina, which allows all sorts of back ends to authenticate users under XP.
 
Old 12-24-2007, 05:30 AM   #3
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Yes I agree.

However, the XP home machines allow users to use the internet without a login.

I was hoping that the machine would not allow access to the network without authentication, but the machine receives an IP regardless.

I believe that I can block internet access without user authentication with Squid, and I suppose that's what I will do.
 
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usernames and IP addresses are irrelevant to each other. a machine has a network connection long before a user would log in to it. if you have static IP addresses then you can trivially block access that way. There are other simple ways to get basic authentication running, but a hacky approach can often have an overall negative impact...

http://www.squidguard.org/Doc/authentication.html
 
  


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