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I'm administering a small private network and for legal purposes I need to do the following:

  • Restrict the internet access to a few machines uniquely identified by a username and password

  • Log the internet-traffic of every user and save the logs corresponding to the user

I was thinking about some kind of server which I plug between the Web and my users? Anyone able to give me a hint?

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Given that you don't seem to know much about System Administration I would highly recommend a packaged solution, a device or software specifically meant for the type of situation you're in (quite a few compliance solutions exist, some are even quite cheap). – Chris S Jun 7 '11 at 13:05
I'm not a network admin. But i am a theoretical physicist, so i reckon i can cope with the situation. Also i have the freedom to fiddle around a bit, and learn. No one is done any harm. But thx for the concern – Kai Jun 7 '11 at 13:12
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A proxy server.

Something like Squid on Linux, or a self-contained OS distribution that has it included.

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Never configured a proxy-server. But if this is what im looking for, im trying this out. Thank you very much. – Kai Jun 7 '11 at 13:13

What you want is a proxy server.

Squid will work on both windows and linux.

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