Sorry list folks, my last message was intended for Bryant Patten, not the list-at-large. However, I wouldn't mind opening up the ol' filtration frustration discussion again. Anybody else have any advice as to what we might look at that would allow us to filter by user login?
>>> On 12/20/2008 at 4:48 PM, Vincent Rossano <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> A couple of months ago, I posted a message looking for info on Untangle.
> You seem to have been the one recommended as most knowledgeable. We were, at
> that time, just getting an Untangle server up and running and were having
> some success with it, but we needed more granular filtering than the free
> version would allow. For the last month or so, we've been running an
> evaluation of 8e6's product: IR3000. It looked extremely promising but has,
> in practice, been clumsy in handling Mac filtering.
> Anyway, my short-version question is this: can Untangle - in any version -
> filter by authentication?
> Elaboration: We cannot effectively filter by IP address because many of our
> computers are shared by faculty and students. What we had hoped to do was
> have the filter identify people via LDAP and have their filter level be based
> on their status (e.g., student, staff, faculty). 8e6 was able to do this,
> but - on the Macs - only with an annoying separate login routine each time they
> opened a browser. The Mac folks haven't been happy with this - though we
> might be able to continue with this aggravation if necessary, but I can't see
> paying big (for us) bucks to 8e6 when perhaps we could achieve the same
> annoyance level for much less money. :-)
> Back to the shorter question: can Untangle meet our needs?
> Thanks for any help you can offer.