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Controlled internet access

Hi, I was wondering if anyone can help. I currently have a setup at work in our accommodation blocks to allows users to access internet via wireless. I have users connecting to wifi routers, which currently ends up going through a transparent squid proxy. User's currently pay me for access to service where I will add there MAC access to access points, but this is alot of work. Is there a way I can control access to internet using my ubuntu squid proxy? E.g. user issued a password/key and once entred user has net access, so no key no internet. Any help would be could, and as a newbie to linux the clear it is, the better.

My college project...

hey every1,i am new to linux(ubuntu)... One of my tasks while studying at college is getting our lecturer's root password from a user account that he created for all the students.we are accessing his laptop from a pc running on windows Xp, and his is running ubuntu.He gave us a program called putty to log on to his system to our user account....can any1 help me please...

GUI Installation of Server

I currently have two MS Windows 2003 Servers running and I'd like to add a Ubuntu server to the mix so that I can learn a bit about Linux, php and MySQL.While I realize that most Linux servers are command line only, I would like to install a GUI front end because I simply don't have time right now to become familiar with the command line.I just installed the latest Ubuntu server but there was no option to install the GUI.After trying a few things I've read, I got the GUI working but apparently I'm missing a lot of GUI apps. So, I'd like to do a fresh install and include the GUI so that I'm certain that I have all of the pieces.Is there a straight forward way to do that?Thanks,Mac

Atheros AR 928x and madwifi.

Hi, i just purshased a new laptop ,a sony vaio FW series and it comes with an Atheros AR 928x that wireless card gave me a lot of problems ,so i tried to install madwifi 0.9.4 which is the latest and different versions and still wifi not detected ,please is there anyone that had this issue before...need help thank you.

ubuntu 8.04 live cd can't connect to internet

Hello everybody! I've just ran a live session of ubuntu and the Internet doesn't seem to be working. I connect through cable so I've set DHCP in the network menu and modified the /etc/resolv.conf with the default DNS and the routing table with the default gateway. And still nothing.. :(What to do?

List of BitTorrent clients Available in Ubuntu Linux

BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file sharing protocol used to distribute large amounts of data. The initial distributor of the complete file or collection acts as the first seed. Each peer that downloads the data also uploads it to other peers. Relative to standard internet hosting, this provides a significant reduction in the original distributor's hardware and bandwidth resource costs. It also provides redundancy against system problems and reduces dependence on the original distributor.

A BitTorrent client is a program that manages torrent downloads and uploads using the BitTorrent protocol.

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Creatng a new Partition Problem due to ubuntu

I have windows vista and after that i installed ubuntu linux.But it delete all of my vista partition.Now i want to create a new partition using fdisk.but fdisk can not recognize my whole hard disk.Can you please tell me how i can create new partition in Ubuntu linux base systemthanks

can i get any e-book to learn linux(ubuntu8.04)???

can i get any e-book to learn  linux(ubuntu8.04)??? plz send me link of book if any....

How can i test my hdd in ubuntu

Can some one help me. I am new at (ubuntu) linux.How can i test my hdd if is ok or have bad blocks.Is there a command or program for testing a hdd?

how to connect cisco router through console cable

i am using Ubuntu .but i have problem  when i was connected cisco router through ,but i am phasing problem.how to connect hyper terminal.so pls help me.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Regards

Unable to connect to internet

I am new in linux. I am using ubuntu 8.04. I worked in internet from ubuntu. But when My internet provider changed  ip address , I can`t access web. I edited network setup. But I could not found any benefite. I used XP and ubuntu duel. But with this same network configuration i can access internet from XP. I can`t Understand what is the problem??my network configuration is perfect. When i command ping <my default gateway> , result: "Network unreachable".  I repeat "" My ip, gateway, dns are ok.provider only change only ip address : to;   and eveything are remain same.What should i do??I hope, somebody will help me.

Network Time Protocol (NTP) Server and Client Setup in Ubuntu

The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computer systems over packet-switched, variable-latency data networks. NTP uses UDP port 123 as its transport layer. It is designed particularly to resist the effects of variable latency (Jitter).

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Problems trying to run from a Live USB

I have followed the instructions from  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LiveUsbPendrivePersistent - as well as a few other sites, which all said basically the same thing, in an effort to install Linux on my USB drive in a way that I could boot from it. I think I have done everything correctly - partitioning, formatting, copying the files from the LiveCD, running syslinux... etc. I did all of that, and then put my USB drive into another computer, and tried booting from it. I got the normal Ubuntu Live CD-ish menu, and tried starting Ubuntu. The ubuntu logo and loading bar come up, and it seems to be loading or doing something for a while, and then it just stops, and I am left with a black screen and a small blinking white underscore-type cursor at the top-left of the screen. No combination of keys can let me out (i've tried ctrl+alt+del, ctrl+alt+1, ctrl+alt+7, etc.).   Do you have any ideas as to why this is happening, or what is going on?  I'm relatively new to Ubuntu, and Linux in general - a while ago, I managed to partition my Vista box and install Ubuntu on that so I could dual-boot, and that has been working fine. I just can't seem to get my usb drive to work like a Live CD. 

Howto Install Nginx webserver in Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)

Nginx (pronounced “engine x”) is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server and reverse proxy, as well as an IMAP/POP3 proxy server. Written by Igor Sysoev in 2005, Nginx now hosts between 1% and 4% of all domains worldwide. Although still in beta, Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption.

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hot to connect ssh in ubuntu

how to connect ssh in ubuntu system. can any one help me