Smoothwall Network Guardian on Apple Macs and Windows
We are looking as Smoothwall Network guardian product to replace our Squid Proxy.
Our setup in school is we have 2 directory systems running, ActiveDirectory for our Windows XP clients and we use Open Directory as an authentication for our Apple Mac 10.5 clients.
I am trying to get my head around how we could authenticate both sets of users using Network Guardian. At the moment with squid this only authenticates with Windows clients and for the Macs we have to use the local authority proxy which allows far more access than we want. For example as a school we block access for students to youtube but because the Macs use the authority proxy they can access it.
With Smoothwall we want to control the access to youtube which I believe we can do with scheduling when student can access it but because of our setup I am not sure how this would work.
I just wanted to know how other schools are using this product with this type of setup. Speaking to Smoothwall they have said that for our Mac users they can be presented with a SSL page prompting for their username and password and it is possible with Smoothwall to lookup at both AD and OD for creditionals.
I would be interested to see how schools with this type of setup or running 2 directory systems have it working with Smoothwall Network Guardian.