Proxy

I have a proxy in SUSE linux.But  i have to set the proxy ip in the browser of clients.Is there any way that i could able to browse the internet without mentioning a proxy in the browser setting.

I want the users to browse the internet without proxy setting but actually all of the trafic go through proxy server
kastro AbbasiIT consultantAsked:
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nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
You can implement this in a firewall that support transparent proxying.
that means if you use a linux system as router, and all traffic in the network passes this gateway then you can NAT all packets to go through a (.f.e. squid)  proxy running on the same system, configured as transparent proxy.
HTTP can be proxied like this, HTTPS cannot be proxied.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proxy_server

Not exactly a new idea as this article from 2006 shows:
http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-setup-transparent-proxy-squid-howto.html
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kastro AbbasiIT consultantAuthor Commented:
In this way as u mentioned above there is no need to put the ip seeting in users browsers.

is it possible that i will make same configurations on gateway cisco router or Palo Alto firewall to direct all the trafic to pass through linux proxy.
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nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
I never tried, as i use a linux system as a firewall. And the iptables entry that is used there modifies the port to one you want and the address to localhost.

I see no reason if you can make sure that all HTTP request go to the proxy why this shouldn't work... be sure to NAT from 80 -> squid or other proxy port though.
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kastro AbbasiIT consultantAuthor Commented:
proxy is running fine so i dont to play with this machine,Is there any way to have this scnario be done through cisco router
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arnoldCommented:
On  a cisco you can configure wccp that will cause the cisco switch/router to forward specified traffic port 80 to the proxy which you would need to configure as a transparent one or setup a second instance that you will configure as transparent.  Unfamiliar with the other router/firewall you referenced.

If you are on a windows network, you can using GPO to push proxy settings to the users.
Another option is to use proxy auto discovery by publishing wpad, configuring local DNS and DHCP to enable the features within browsers to discover and configure proxy settings without user interventions.
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nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
Additional: on unix systems most programs honour the http_proxy environment variable.
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