Dynamically Block or Unblock a user’s MAC Address
Posted on 2010-11-27
I would like to be able to dynamically (i) block a specific user's machine (MAC address) from being able to access the internet via a Gate Keeper Machine (GKM) and (ii) allow them through again. Also, while this action is being done, I would like that there would be no disruption to the other users that are currently surfing (e.g watching Youtube; Sending and receiving e-mail, etc.).
My two Questions are:
(I) What is the technical name or classification of this system? So that I would know in future.
(ii) Most importantly: What are the applications etc. that I would I need to setup this system (GKM)?
CentOS 5.5 with 1GB of RAM, two (2) x NICs(One for the users (LAN Switch), and the next for an ADSL router) , AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0 GHz Dual-Core CPU; Hard Drive Space: 200GB
New to setting up a router; squid; iptables; GKM.
Can program in Java and Perl, but prefer Java; working knowledge of MySQL.
Note: Since I am new to this area, I may need some help with the configuration of the recommended solution when I am stumped.