[K12OSN] Lock down proxy settings and home page

Rob Owens rowens at ptd.net
Sun May 31 12:55:06 UTC 2009

I know that you can lock down settings in the Epiphany browser, using gconf.  Users will find it very similar to Firefox.  Google for "gnome lockdown".


On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 10:30:08PM -0700, murrah boswell wrote:
> Hello all,
> Does anybody know how to lock down proxy and home page settings in 
> firefox through K12LTSP EL5? I need to be able to selectively lock down 
> some workstations that will be in a "student" group so they can only 
> access certain educational sites. Access to these sites will be 
> controlled through a SquidGuard whitelist.
> I can do this fine using the login script function of Samba and Firefox 
> running on windows based workstations, and can also lock down IE.
> Locking down Firefox on windows workstation requires that I rewrite 
> (through vbs scripts pushed over at login and executed) some config files 
> under C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox and C:\Programs Files\Mozilla 
> Firefox\greprefs. Anybody know how to do get the same results through 
> K12LTSP EL5?
> I can force all thin client traffic through port 3128 with Squid running 
> as a transparent proxy and eliminate the need to configure client proxy 
> settings in Firefox, but I would also like to have clients authenticate 
> so I can manipulate SquidGuard based on username.
> Regards,
> Murrah Boswell
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