internet access

Posted on 2003-02-26
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Last Modified: 2011-09-20
i have a linux server and windows clients.my windows clients access internet thru linux .i want to know how to download only the updated part of a website when visitng for the second time and not the whole website.please how to configure my linux server for that and what are the packages required for that.

how do i stop my windows users from downloading movies and songs from internet from linux or from windows anyone will do.

Question by:machar
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ID: 8027195
You are looking for something called a cache server. I would recomend using a program called squid. it allows you to cache all the internet files and possibly (can't remebeR) block certain types of files from being downloaded.

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http://www.smoothwall.com/ <--- solid as a rock firewall/proxy/cache in one handy 20MB ISO download... fully comfigurable. Take a look as the site, it's what I use. Over a year and no complaints yet.

Caches web objects and DNS you set how much to cache and when to purge it.


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That address is wrong, the address should be http://www.smoothwall.org
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damnit.. i was close....
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You could also look at http://www.clarkconnect.org
excellent package, automatically sets up Squid proxy,firewall,Snort intrusion detection, dns cache and dhcp (amongst other utilities).
Very easy to administer via a web browser.

Both smoothwall and clarkconnect wipe the existing hard disk, however.

You could just install squid on your existing box, and then you need to set up IP tables to block certain ports to stop Kazaa, Morpheus, etc.

Here`s a list of ports:


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