Re: Help: Ubunutu Server with WebUI squid user authentication and log/monitoring
I would reccomend a bit of reading up on LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol). LDAP is a database that can be used for user/group management, seperating users into different departments, and so on. For the transparent Proxy, you can use squid and its squid-ldap_auth helper to integrate squid with LDAP. You can then manage access to the proxy through LDAP. LDAP also has a nice web interface called GOsa that can be used to configure users/groups/objects in LDAP.
Though a web interface for configuring Ubuntu can be acchieved by Webmin, it is not reccomended due to security problems.
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