[K12OSN] Proxy Help

Shawn Powers spowers at inlandlakes.org
Wed Feb 16 19:26:34 UTC 2005

Unfortunately, I can't think of a *nice* way to do this, but perhaps 
someone else knows:

Due to recent abuse, I need to switch to authenticated proxying for web 
access in our district.  I've done this in years past, but it involved 
touching every computer.  Ugh.

Does anyone have any ideas regarding tracking user web use, while using 
a transparent proxy?  I'm open for any idea.  I *have* gotten identd to 
authenticate, but ONLY if I enter the proxy info by hand.  Apparently 
the identd requests aren't formed correctly to work in transparent proxy 

Anyway, anyone have any ideas?  What do you do?  Especially on my LTSP 
servers, I'm not sure how to update everyone to use the proxy... 
Tracking by IP is not a help there either, because everyone is on the 
same computer...

Has anyone done:

1) Web portal type authentication?  Does it work?  Does it break things?

2) Forced proxy prefs in firefox on LTSP?  If so, HOW?!?!

3) Any ideas for user tracking would be appreciated.


Shawn Powers
Technology Director
Inland Lakes Schools
PHN: 231-238-6868 x9174
FAX: 509-356-7024
spowers at inlandlakes.org

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