[clug] proxy with a web front end

Boris Rousak linworld21 at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 13 11:23:27 GMT 2005

Thanks to everyone for replies. 
Anonymiser for only a few people (namely my better
half who likes to read www.smh.com.au in the mornings)
is exactly what I am after :) At first glance
mod_proxy looks like the stuff. Will need to play
around with it to get it to work properly though. If
that fails libproxy is next on the list - should
provide an interesting project :)


--- Paul Bryan <paul at pabryan.mine.nu> wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 11, 2005 at 11:05:49PM -0700, Boris
> Rousak wrote:
> > Afternoon to all,
> > 
> > Could someone please suggest an appropriate linux
> > package to do the following:
> > 
> > A proxy server which will be access via a webpage
> with
> > a password or some other form of authentication.
> > 
> > So when a user goes to www.mydomain.com they are
> > prompted for a username/password and once logged
> in
> > they are prompted for URL in the text box which
> once
> > entered, the user is redirected to.
> I think what you're after is something along the
> lines of
> libproxy[1]. The only stickler might be that you
> have to tell it which
> URL's to proxy - it won't do any arbitary URL.
> If you're keen enough however, it's written in Perl.
> The stickler here
> is that it's Perl embedded into an Apache conf file
> which is a bit
> scary, but not too bad...
> > Or anything along these lines. Does squid have an
> > authentication module maybe?
> It does, but user's need to direct their browser at
> your proxy
> server. If they're doing this over the Internet (I'm
> sure you must
> have a good reason for why you'd want to do this ;),
> then you'll want
> to look at a fairly secure authentication mechanism.
> I can't suggest
> anything of the top of my head however. Maybe
> there's a kerberos
> module or something?
> Cheers,
> Paul.
> [1] http://www.goerwitz.com/software/libproxy/
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