Site Maintenance at 10:00PM The site will be offline for hosting changes. Downtime: 30-45m

+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 23 of 23
How do you do....it? Thread, Proxy in Technical; I just run my proxy on port 8080 and set the proxy settings for clients in the GPOs. Additionally firefox ...
  1. #16

    Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fylde, Lancs, UK.
    Posts
    11,803
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 583 Times in 504 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    224

    Re: Proxy

    I just run my proxy on port 8080 and set the proxy settings for clients in the GPOs. Additionally firefox needs a pref tweak to make it do NTLM but that's not really a problem.

    Ident would be the easiest solution if you wanted to use transparent proxying and authentication. But to my mind it's a non-issue. It's easier to set the clients up with a proxy than it is to deploy Ident servers to all your client machines.

  2. #17

    webman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    North East England
    Posts
    8,406
    Thank Post
    639
    Thanked 961 Times in 661 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    324

    Re: Proxy

    Tom: What I'm asking though, is the only difference that "Transparent on GREEN" tickbox makes is the proxy service running on port 80 instead of 8080 for example?

  3. #18

    Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fylde, Lancs, UK.
    Posts
    11,803
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 583 Times in 504 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    224

    Re: Proxy

    yes. that's it exactly.

  4. #19


    tom_newton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    4,473
    Thank Post
    866
    Thanked 848 Times in 670 Posts
    Rep Power
    196

    Re: Proxy

    Transparent on green actually leaves the proxy on port 800 or 8080 or wherever is the default (SmoothWall is 800). It then uses firewalling rules to "loop back" the traffic from port 80 into the proxy.

  5. #20

    webman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    North East England
    Posts
    8,406
    Thank Post
    639
    Thanked 961 Times in 661 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    324

    Re: Proxy

    I thought it did something like that. So how does this affect the Dansguardian content filtering and the transparent authentication as mentioned by Norphy?

  6. #21

    Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fylde, Lancs, UK.
    Posts
    11,803
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 583 Times in 504 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    224

    Re: Proxy

    if you put the proxy on port 80 it can't do NTLM authentication like Norphy wants. It doesn't affect the content filtering though.

  7. #22


    tom_newton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    4,473
    Thank Post
    866
    Thanked 848 Times in 670 Posts
    Rep Power
    196

    Re: Proxy

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    I thought it did something like that. So how does this affect the Dansguardian content filtering and the transparent authentication as mentioned by Norphy?
    OK, ignore the proxy end of the bargain completely - assume by some form of black magic, all our connections are going through a proxy.

    In order for a browser (eg. IE) to know it has to authenticate against a proxy it has to know where that proxy is so it can talk to it. Unless you have set up a proxy in the internet settings, IE doesn't know about the proxy, so can't authenticate. If you *have* it does know about the proxy, and hence it snot a transparent proxy.

    If "proxyish things" (like being asked for proxy credentials) started happening to IE when it didn't think it was going via a proxy, it'd get confused. Effectively, it would appear as if the origin site (eg. google) were asking for the authentication, and then whjen you moved sites, the next site would ask for auth, too. In this case, the browser would falsely send your username and password to the origin site.

  8. #23

    webman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    North East England
    Posts
    8,406
    Thank Post
    639
    Thanked 961 Times in 661 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    324

    Re: Proxy

    Thanks Tom, I understand what you mean.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. apt-get proxy
    By Samson in forum *nix
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 19th September 2009, 12:33 PM
  2. how to set proxy for explorer.exe
    By randomconept in forum General Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 22nd October 2007, 11:23 AM
  3. Proxy switch "proxy on" & " proxy off" software
    By GavRob in forum Network and Classroom Management
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 30th July 2007, 10:05 PM
  4. FTP proxy
    By NetworkGeezer in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 2nd February 2007, 08:59 PM
  5. proxy nightmare
    By alonebfg in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 20th November 2006, 05:48 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •