[Samba] Wierd Configuration
radkins at impelind.com
Tue Sep 5 21:34:40 GMT 2006
Rob Watkin wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I have a strange network design problem and I suspect that Samba may be
> part of the solution. Any suggestions welcome. :-) Here goes:
> Two organisations are sharing a single network of 30 Win95/98 clients
> with a few XP workstations. The network is owned and managed by a third
> organisation and the Internet connection is not too hot. So far so
> good :-). Org-1 wants to pay for their own Internet connection and have
> asked me to help. I hope to do this using a Linux box running Samba
> supporting roving profiles (which they need anyway) and Squid.
> Whats more Org-3 probably wont want me changing the default gateways on
> the PC's oh and worse there is _no_ DNS whatsoever!
> So far I have everything working as follows. When a new user is created
> her roving profile is copied from a template which already has Firefox
> setup with the necessary proxy settings. When she logs in if she uses
> Firefox then she will get the new fast connection but IE will deliver
> the old. (By the way, this works for Firefox but not IE because the
> latter saves it's configuration settings under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or
> similar). I guess I will be able to handle email with Thunderbird in the
> same way.
> If your still with, thanks for reading so far! :-)
> So if a user is a member of the Samba domain then they will
> automatically get access to the new fast connection via the proxy
> My problem is to block access to Squid for users who have not been
> authenticated into the domain(Org-2). I could get the users to log into
> Squid manually but that would mean losing centralised user management.
Go to the Squid mailing list, after checking the Squid documentation
about User Authentication.
You should have your Squid answer fairly quickly.
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