Re: Firewall/Redirection Issue
From: Bigbruva (Richardh_at_dontusethis.ws)
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 10:17:53 -0700
If I am reading this correctly Stephen you are looking for some type of
update or patching system that will allow you to force some configuration
changes to clients on your network before they can connect to the Internet.
If this is the case you are asking for a rather detailed solution here that
will require a lot more information than can be provided via a newsgroup.
There are a number of things you can look at as well as NAP and IAS
1) If your have full control of the clients config at the time is starts up
you could assign a logon script to the user that will check the status of
the users machine when they logon and before they try and access anything on
your network. this will require some serious scripting skills! :-S
2) You could look at Microsofts Software Update Service (SUS) and the
Windows Update Service (WUS) this will handle client updates and patches but
may not offer the level of control you might like, again without a lot more
info it is difficult to give exact advice.
3) The final area I would suggest is looking at modifying your default
network routing behavior so all external client lookups are redirected to a
central Web site that handles the necessary configuration before assigning a
proxy address to allow external access. This might sound like a simple
option but I can assure you it is not, a great deal of custom work will be
required and all client Internet bound traffic will be affected.
So if you are serious about this solution I would recommend you look to get
professional help from a team who understands the options.
Anyway I hope this has helped a bit :-S
"Stephen" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I want to make a computer thats just connected to the LAN from making
> request for webpages outside of the LAN (internet) until certain
> are met.
> I want to redirect the computer to an internal site, register/download
> patches and then access the internet from the LAN.
> basically I am trying to redirect any requests on port 80 and 443.
> Do I use a firewall? I am a newbie and have no idea regarding Routing
> protocols or firewalls.
> Please advice,
> Stephen Noronha