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Proxie Servers - How do users login?


I plan to set up a proxy server for our college - it is a pretty small community college so we do not have much of a budget.

The goal of the proxy server is that users will be able to obtain online journals that the college library subscribes to - for liscensing reasons the requests can only come from the college's servers.

I plan on using a Win XP box as the proxy server - our traffic load will not be high.

A challenge is that only users of the Library will be able to login the proxy server - The library users info is stored on a SQL Server 2000.

Can I have a web interface for when a user arrives at the proxy server? The web interface would be a login form which users will need to fill?

So when users come in they have to go through a web server on the proxy server. I am not sure if this is the right way to go about this.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Prarie Dog
Monday, April 5, 2004

The first thing I have to learn is spelling ;) - Proxy Servers.

Prarie Dog
Monday, April 5, 2004

Dear Pairei Dog,
                        Are you sure what you are doing is legal? Most online libraires only allow a certain number of people to connect at one time. Storing the copy on a proxy servers is lilely to be illegal.

Stephen Jones
Monday, April 5, 2004

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