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Old 05-18-2010, 12:25 PM   #1
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clients browsing history in server


hi,

In my network the client systems access internet through my server which has ubuntu 9.10 server edition in it.

I gave my server's ip address as name server's address in /etc/resolv.conf file in the client systems. And i have assigned static ip to my systems. i have not configured squid in my server.

I just want to know whether the website acessed by the client systems will be registered in the server or not, with the coresponding ip addresses.

i have checked system log file in server,but i can't find any ip address entry of the client systems in it.

which file i have to actually check, or should i need to configure any extra things to monitor the clients web history in server.

Thanks in advance,
Dinesh.
 
Old 05-18-2010, 12:37 PM   #2
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if all you're doing is running a DNS cache then that's not anything like accessing the net "through" the server in the slighest. Mind you, you've not actually even said that, merely that your clients are trying to use it as a DNS server, and as such, I assume this isn't actually doing anything at all? If you've not mentioned BIND, then surely you're not actually using it.
 
Old 05-18-2010, 11:53 PM   #3
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You can simply configure transparent squid proxy server. You need not change any configuration on client side. All you HTTP traffic will pass through the proxy. You will get the whole information of website access by IP address, Data transfer. Even you can use mysar to generate and preserve the reports for long.
 
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low end transparent proxy servers are generally a bad idea. try and avoid them if you can, regardless of the appeal of not changing the client at all.
 
Old 05-19-2010, 07:42 AM   #5
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hi acid kewpie,

yes my client systems were using my server system as the dns server, which has bind 9 package in it.
 
Old 05-19-2010, 07:53 AM   #6
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As far as Squid proxy server that I suggested, it is most tested and widely used proxy server by individual and by security distributions like IPCop. It also used for content filtering and Bandwidth control if require. Still I am suggesting Proxy to take more control on your surfing and reports.
 
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Sure, a proxy is the only way you'll be able to say you're controlling access through it. A DNS server is not an internet control, easily abused, and totally not fit for purpose if internet control is your objective.
 
  


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