[Shorewall-newbies] Connection Authentication?

Zot O'Connor zot at zotconsulting.com
Wed Feb 25 13:05:35 PST 2004


On Wed, 2004-02-25 at 12:41, Tom Eastep wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Feb 2004, Matt wrote:
> 
> > Hi,
> >
> > Is it possible to set-up connection authentication, so that when
> > somebody tries to connect to a host in the Internet they are asked to
> > supply a username & password?
> >
> 
> This type of policing is not feasible in a packet filter like Netfilter.
> You need a proxy such as Squid.

Well you can actually, sotra, using a CaptivePortal:

http://www.personaltelco.net/index.cgi/CaptivePortal

This is how the wireless sites make you agree to terms before getting to
the internet.

You will likely need to use a suite of external programs to do
everything.

I do not know how compatible it is with shorewall though.

http://www.personaltelco.net/index.cgi/ActivePortal

Is a better primer.....

> 
> -Tom
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