Internet sharing authentication

Walker, Michael Michael.Walker2 at
Mon Jan 24 05:30:34 PST 2005

> Greetings,
> I have set up a FreeBSD gateway/firewall with ipf and ipnat in the
> past, but I am now confronted with a new challenge. I need to setup
> the firewall to only allow internet (www) access to users who
> successfully authenticate themselves with a username/password
> combination.
> Ideally, a user will open their web browser and be confronted with a
> authentication popup before gaining access to browse the web. Users
> should be able to access mail without authentication.
> Please advise on what I might use to do this.
> Thanks,
> Gareth

You could setup some kind of proxy server on the gateway machine, and
configure all the clients to use that as their primary proxy.


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