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)