[CLUG-tech] ISA rolout at ICT

Hans van der Merwe hvdmerwe at sunspace.co.za
Tue Dec 4 09:47:04 SAST 2007

On Tue, 2007-12-04 at 09:20 +0200, Rainer M Krug wrote:
> Hi
> ICTS is rolling out ISA (nternet Security and Acceleration) at UCT which 
> requires the use of the cache.pac automatic proxy configuration file and 
> an authentication with username and password to access the internet.
> My question is:
> How does that affect programs (under Linux) in which I can not use the 
> automatic configuration script, but which use a direct proxy address?
> I assume that browsers like firefox et al will work - but I am slightly 
> worried about the other programs (smart package manager, R, etc.) --- 
> especially ICTS help desk essentially told me that I should contact them 
> if it doesn't work and they will see if they can make a plan to make it 
> work.
> Rainer

Well, I have the same at my current job - MS ISA server (proxy).  It
currently uses NTLM to authenticate the user to the server - this is
native to Firefox (do about:config and search for ntlm), but not to the
rest of the system (well not the ones I used, Kubuntu and openSUSE).
I use "ntlmaps",  http://ntlmaps.sourceforge.net/
It acts as an local proxy and relays any requests to the ISA server
(with NTLM auth).
It works fine, sometimes it will max out the CPU for no apparent reason?


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