[K12OSN] Anyone setup their LTSP server web browser to redirect to a user accpetance page?

James P. Kinney III jkinney at localnetsolutions.com
Tue Jul 3 05:30:01 UTC 2007

I just did a bit of thinking on this. I have not done it but squiguard
supports per user access rights. As any school will likely have squid
and squidguard running anyway, maybe a user login page with policy
agreement would be sufficient. Especially if they see that all Internet
access is logged with their name attached and mommy and daddy will get a
call if something "bad" happens.

On Tue, 2007-07-03 at 00:58 -0400, "Terrell Prudé Jr." wrote:
> I haven't done it with NoCatSplash, but I have done it with OpenBSD
> and Cisco PIXes.  The problem is that all of these methods work via
> packet-filtering rules (e. g. iptables).  This is fine if you're
> talking about a single-user box, but when you're dealing with a
> multi-user machine (e. g. one running LTSP), then once one student
> authenticates to NoCatSplash/OpenBSD/CiscoPIX/etc., then the firewall
> rule allows everybody else's traffic from that IP address, too.  That
> means that only that single student sees the user acceptance page, and
> everyone else can try to claim ignorance.  You don't want to give
> kids--or their (sometimes very difficult) parents any ammo to use
> against you and your principal.
> Better, I think, to go with a posted policy and tell the kids about
> it.  If you're in the USA, then case law in this country says that
> ignorance of the law is no excuse.  The reason for that is that the
> law is available to anyone who wants to go into a law library and read
> it for free.  Same goes for posted policies.  We've suspended, and
> even expelled, more than one kid for doing things he or she wasn't
> supposed to do on the computer systems.
> --TP
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> wilson at wilsonch.gotdns.com wrote: 
> > Anyone know of a way to redirect web traffic to a user acceptance page
> > first before allowing them to surf the web? Im looking at NoCatSplash
> > (http://nocat.net) for all my users LTSP & Wireless clients. Anyone get
> > this working or know of a way to do this? Thanks!
> > 
> > Setup is CentOS, LTSP, Dansguardian, and Squid.
> > 
> > 
> > Wilson
> > 
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