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Re: [suse-security] Windows commands for linux internet
Hi Chris,

I had a similar problem with a customer and solved it as followes:

- I installed Samba and restricted the use to the internal machines
- the two icons simply write "START" or "STOP" to a file exported via
Samba, thus representing the user request
- a cron-script (running once a minute) determines the current
connection state to the internet as well as the current user-request; if
these do not match, dial-in or logout resp. is triggered

Hope this hint is helpful to solve your problem.


Am Mon, 2003-05-12 um 08.10 schrieb Chris Bek:
> Hi folks,
> I have a Linux server which serves as an Internet gateway for a 5 PC =
> (Win9X) network.
> Everything works find so far and SuSEFirewall is also operating nicely.
> The problem is the following:
> The main user of the network wants to have 2 icons on his desktop =
> (Win9X) such that:
> By double clicking the first one, the LinuxBox dials-in the internet and =
> the
> 2nd logs him out.
> Any good ideas about this??
> The current installation of the Linux Box is a 7.2 SuSE out-of-the-box =
> installation.
> Thanx friends.
> Chris

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