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Old 10-23-2009, 08:23 AM   #1
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Install & Configure Proxy / Content Filtering Server


I am IT officer for my company and I am new to linux,
management of my company intend to use Linux instead of MS Server as Proxy / Content Filtering Server.

I have few questions about it.
  1. Is CentOS suitable?
  2. Which proxy server should I install? Squid Server?
  3. All users required to log in before they can surf to internet. Every user in my company will be given an username and password.
    Example: when a user first time request to surf net, the server should return to web page to as for a user to log in.
  4. User group. Example: -
    • Group 1 - No restriction
    • Group 2 - Free to surf and messenger, but not allow to download songs or executable file.
    • Group 3 - Free to surf, block porno content, block messenger, block download songs or executable file.
    • Group (Guest) - Only allow to surf to company mail and web site.

Any recommendation?

Hao han.
Old 10-23-2009, 10:55 AM   #2
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here is a pretty in depth article and yes centos will do just fine as would any distro.



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