Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall Thread, Smoothwall Authentication Woes in Technical; Ok not yet sure how or why it happened as we are still investigating but...
We have just had a ...
3rd November 2009, 11:50 AM #1
Smoothwall Authentication Woes
Ok not yet sure how or why it happened as we are still investigating but...
We have just had a spate of users being able to get un-filtered access to the Internet through Smoothie
I ran a check on our Authentication Service and noticed that the "Authentication service LDAP server connection" was "CLOSED"
Rebooted smoothwall and its now re-opened
However - Pupils have been on all sorts of websites all morning (Facebook, Youtube, etc)
We can still see their Names/IP's in the web filter logs as normal so we know who was accessing the sites and when, etc
The reboot appears to have re-enabled the filtering again - thankfully!!
So a couple of things I need to find out
1) What happened? Authentication Problems?
2) How do i stop it happening - can smoothie be set to block all by default (ie all un-authenticated users, no connection to AD, etc)
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3rd November 2009, 12:21 PM #2
You can set "un-authenticated ips" to filtered, unfiltered or no access through the proxy. Maybe yours is set to unfiltered?
Have a look under Guardian > Authentication > Settings.
edit:just realised you said you can still see their usernames in the logs so they won't be classed as "unathenticated ip".
3rd November 2009, 12:29 PM #3
The Un-Authenticated IP's wasz the first thing I thought of too, but yeah the fact that I get their usernames threw me as that would indicate authenticated IP's
3rd November 2009, 12:34 PM #4
Check your policy for "default users" as well - that's someone who's name we know but who we don't have a group set up for.
Odd AD closing issues sound like something to look into though - owt in t' logs?
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