[CentOS] Firewall/Proxy with time window access control

Thu Aug 14 14:47:54 UTC 2008
Fabian Arrotin <fabian.arrotin at arrfab.net>

Lunix1618 wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have to setup a system that required to block users access internet in 
> work time but let them access internet on specified time window e.g 
> lunch time.
> I plan to use iptables and squid to do block and web caching but I have 
> no idea how to control access on time frame. Could any one of you 
> experienced with this can give some starting point /document/howto start 
> reading ?
> My firewal/proxy box will be CentOS 5.2 so I prefer something that can 
> install via yum/rpm
> Thanks in advance!
Use squid for that (no need to play with iptables/crontab) and create 
ACLs in squid
I've done it several times to let people access games/webmail sites 
during lunch time and block them during working-hours ...
Fabian Arrotin <fabian.arrotin at arrfab.net>
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