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Old 06-13-2006, 06:39 AM   #1
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Firewall and Proxy

Hi sir

Iam a new commer in the world of Linux. But somehow i have managed myself to come across some of the commands and usage of linux.

I would like to configure a Firewall & Proxy server using Red Hat enterprise Linux. It is for a small network having only 15 systems as workstations and a mailserver. I have an Broadband internet connecting which is right now connected to the network switch directly.

My interest is to make the internet connection work through my linux proxy server. I should also like to prevent users accessing unwanted sites and download unwanted material.

Plese help me to configure this in a Red Hat Enterprise AS4 system, or please tell me where i will get the documentation.

Thanking You

Old 06-13-2006, 07:15 AM   #2
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well there is a great program out there called webmin, it has an iptables module that will allow you to setup iptables to your liking.

as for your mail server there is plently of information on my website about different setups for mail servers and proxy servers.

just search for postfix or squid on my website.
Old 06-16-2006, 12:43 PM   #3
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Hello sir,

I am happy that you replied to my question. But unfortunately iam not that much expert in linux (just a guy eger to learn such a wonderful software). Will you please help me get the documentation in a little more simpler way. Please help me. I have read your web site (Postfix and squid) but the pam authentication and the others confuse me a lot. Please help me as iam just a beginner.

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