proxy servers - approved sites based on user id
Posted on 2004-09-27
The uS internet browser, ie6, has an approved sites option that allows
us to control user access to the internet. You can white list or black list.
We needed to apply a user based list of approved sites at login.
Turns out, can't be done, so what about the proxy route?
Is it possible for a proxy server to inspect a http request header, and allow/disallow
internet site access based on information contained in the header? I believe it
is possible to include the user id in this header (per the ie administration kit).
Is it possible for a proxy server to base the access decision on a program/script
we design? It may be that the user id cannot be placed in the http request header.
In that case will have to go out and discover ourselves who is logged in.
Are there free/inexpensive proxy servers available. We have 200 users.
Lightning speed is not an issue here.
We do not use static ips. Users can login at any machine.